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Preaching in My Yes Dress
Preaching in My Yes Dress (March 2016)
Confessions of a Reluctant Pastor
Jo Page - Author

LONGLISTED - 2017 The Chautauqua Prize, presented by the Chautauqua Institution
FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Autobiography & Memoir category
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
A...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Widowhood
Writing Widowhood (November 2015)
The Landscapes of Bereavement
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

The death of a beloved spouse after a lifetime of companionship is a life-changing experience. To help understand the reality of bereavement, Jeffrey Berman focuses on five extraordinary American writers—Joan Didion, Sandra Gilbert, Gail Godwin, Kay Redfield Jamison, and Joyce Carol ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons 4Ever
In the Hamptons 4Ever (August 2015)
Mostly True Tales from the East End
Dan Rattiner - Author
Barbara L. Goldsmith - Foreword by

More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.

This is Dan Rattiner’s fourth collection of essays about the fishermen, farmers, celebrities, billionaires, and artists who live, work, and play in the Hamptons. As the founder and publisher of Dan’s Papers, a weekly community newspaper, Rattiner knows the Hamptons backwards and forwards, and stor...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
Fifty Years in Sing Sing (February 2015)
A Personal Account, 1879-1929
Alfred Conyes - Author
Penelope Kay Jarrett - Editor
Ted Conover - Foreword by

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

Written more than eighty years ago, Fifty Years in Sing Sing is the personal account of Alfred Conyes (1852–1931), who worked as a prison guard and then keeper at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York, from 1879 to 1929. This unpublished memoir, dated 1930, was found among his granddaughter’s estate by his great-gr...(Read More)
 
 
Polio Boulevard
Polio Boulevard (September 2014)
A Memoir
Karen Chase - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, presented by Hopewell Publications
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio...(Read More)
 
 
Black Passports
Black Passports (June 2014)
Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment
Stephanie Y. Evans - Author

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

In this resource guide for fostering youth empowerment, Stephanie Y. Evans offers creative commentary on two hundred autobiographies that contain African American travel memoirs of places around the world. The narratives are by such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Boi...(Read More)
 
 
From Kristallnacht to Watergate
From Kristallnacht to Watergate (September 2013)
Memoirs of a Newspaperman
Harry Rosenfeld - Author

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.

Bronze Medalist, 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Autobiography / Memoir I (Celebrity / Political / Romance) category
Bronze Winner, 2013 ...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming a Footnote
Becoming a Footnote (July 2013)
An Activist-Scholar Finds His Voice, Learns to Write, and Survives Academia
Sanford F. Schram - Author

Humorous and witty recollections of the author’s journey from insecure graduate student to noted activist-scholar.

How does a graduate student acquire the skills necessary to define a clear research agenda and write meaningful contributions to the scholarship in his or her field? Can the requirements of professional advancement in the ivory tower be reconciled with making a difference in the bare-knuckle wo...(Read More)
 
 
The Kingdom of the Kid
The Kingdom of the Kid (July 2013)
Growing Up in the Long-Lost Hamptons
Geoff Gehman - Author

Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.

The Kingdom of the Kid is a memorable portrait of an indelible childhood on Long Island’s South Fork from 1967 to 1972, when the Hamptons were still a middle-class paradise. In six short years, journalist Geoff Gehman was changed forever by a host of...(Read More)
 
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