Biographies and memoirs from the authors and publishers at Smashwords.  Enjoy!

Los viajes de mi vida by Jordi Querol Los viajes de mi vida by Nov. 21, 2017 $16.00 42040 words
Jordi Querol, en Los viajes de mi vida, nos cuenta muchas de las variadas peripecias acontecidas durante su peregrinar por este mundo. A veces, el rasgo distintivo de esas experiencias reside en su ironía, algunas en su poesía, otras en su amargura. Juntas concretan una unidad argumental, ya que detrás de todas ellas está la vida del narrador: la vida de Jordi Querol.
The Journeys of my life by Jordi Querol The Journeys of my life by Nov. 21, 2017 $16.00 43186 words
Jordi Querol, in The Journeys of my life, tells us many of the varied adventures that he has had during his pilgrimage around the world. Sometimes, the distinctive trait of these experiences lies in his irony, some in his poetry, and others in his bitterness. Together they form a single storyline, since behind all of them is the life of the narrator: the life of Jordi Querol.
Once Upon a Wartime III by Molly Burkett Once Upon a Wartime III by Nov. 21, 2017 $4.99 40100 words Sample 15%
These memories were collected in the 1980s when Molly Burkett interviewed men who had been involved in the Second World War and decided their stories should be preserved for future generations to hear exactly as it was in the war and what they went through.
The Lost Kingdom: Memoir of an Afghan Prince by His Royal Highness Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan The Lost Kingdom: Memoir of an Afghan Prince by Nov. 21, 2017 $9.99 68018 words
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason
Adventures of the Great White Bonker by Dave Wallace Adventures of the Great White Bonker by Nov. 20, 2017 $4.99 68551 words
Dave Wallace is a freelance writer/photographer/film maker based in Brisbane. 
It would be easy to dismiss Dave as a bit of an insignificant lightweight and all round sleaze bag, as most of his early efforts consisted of hanging around porn movie locations immortalising great moments in movie history for various publications of dubious reputation. However, it took a trip to Laos in 1989, to phot
El Afilador Vol. 2. Artículos y crónicas ciclistas de gran fondo. by Libros de Ruta Ediciones S.L. El Afilador Vol. 2. Artículos y crónicas ciclistas de gran fondo. by Nov. 20, 2017 $7.99 46130 words
2º número de este libro recopilatorio de narraciones ciclistas que pretende ofrecer textos de calidad redactados cada año por periodistas, escritores/as, deportistas que si tienen algo en común, es su pasión por el ciclismo y las letras.
Gilding the Coucal by James W Gibson Gilding the Coucal by Nov. 20, 2017 $4.99 60813 words Sample 20%
From his parents loving arms to command of a US Navy submarine rescue ship, Lt. Commander James W. Gibson takes readers on an E-ticket ride to distant ports while rescuing hapless boaters at peril in the open ocean and eradicating starfish destroying fragile coral reefs. In Gilding the Coucal, he describes training as a US Navy Deep Diver, an Engineman, Fireman and in all stations of command.
Society's Monster: Dreams that are Memories by Albert Oon Society's Monster: Dreams that are Memories by Nov. 19, 2017 Free! 4684 words Read a sample
In this short book, we go behind the scenes of the Society's Monsters stories. The books are based on a series of connecting dreams that reference one another that also connect to present memories. They are a great influence on the author and the stories he tells. What will you figure out when you read this short book on dreams that could possibly be memories?
The S. R. Reed Story by S.R. Reed The S. R. Reed Story by Nov. 19, 2017 $2.99 4175 words Sample 20%
My military service with the United States Air Force during The Vietnam War had a major effect on me. This book is about that time.
Feline Moments by R. Gayle Hawkins Feline Moments by Nov. 19, 2017 $1.99 21692 words Sample 20%
A rememberance of my feline friends through life and the crazy moments I watched them live. The stories are all true and will give you a vision into the mind of a feline without owning one. Some moments are comical and others are their challenging moments of life.
Pushing Fifty, Still Pushing by Frank Perez Pushing Fifty, Still Pushing by Nov. 18, 2017 Free! 19402 words Read a sample
You've read all those inspirational books and stories about the lucky ones that have 'made it'. ​What if you wake up one day, on the wrong side of forty and have to pick yourself up again from what you consider a broken life? ​Would you have the courage and determination to once again, kick yourself into high gear and start from scratch?
Running Water : A thirst quenching 2,960 mile solo run across America by Abraham Clark Running Water : A thirst quenching 2,960 mile solo run across America by Nov. 18, 2017 $5.99 57125 words
A young man sets out on a 2,960 miles across america with nothing but a baby jogger full of gear and the open road ahead. Running Water is an inspiring read for runners and non runners alike. Full of humor and wild adventure you will likely not put this book down until he reaches the Atlantic!
Visigoths in Tweed by Peter Higgins Visigoths in Tweed by Nov. 17, 2017 $9.99 49280 words Sample 20%
Reid McFetridge. Earnest, without guile, focused on finding his life path, he lives a fast life during his first-year university at Queen’s University in Ontario. But he didn’t expect the turbulence he encounters when his best friend suffers a fluke injury, and his unharnessed thirst to rebel…
Playing Out in the Wireless Days by Steven Kay Playing Out in the Wireless Days by Nov. 17, 2017 $6.49 40833 words
'Playing Out in the Wireless Days' is the sequel to 'Headlong into Pennilessness,' by poet and art critic, Michael Glover. It is a fond look back, reflecting on the inevitability of change, to growing up in Sheffield in the 50s and 60s, illustrated with poems, sketches and photographs.
World In My Eyes by Indigo River Publishing World In My Eyes by Nov. 16, 2017 $9.99 173262 words
Richard Blade's autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade.   Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider's look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest stars, starting in the sixties and continuing through to the new century.
War Child by Mary McDonnell War Child by Nov. 16, 2017 Free! 41200 words Read a sample
“Many themes run through this story. One is the powerful role Mary plays in coping with the traumatic effects of the Vietnam War. Another is overcoming the suffering, expectations and conflicts implicated by family. I stand in awe of Mary’s courage and search for love and happiness. The pain and loss transcended in War Child is an inspiration!” Katherine Nader, author of “The Deadly Mark.”
Expelled From The Classroom To Billionaire Boardroom by Joseph Valente Expelled From The Classroom To Billionaire Boardroom by Nov. 16, 2017 $5.25 46501 words
This eagerly anticipated autobiography and business book chronicles Joseph's journey from his troubled early years, to being expelled from school at age 15, to winning BBC's The Apprentice, and finally partnering with and splitting from Lord Sugar, TV's most famous billionaire.
Biografi Nabi Muhammad SAW Edisi Bilingual Inggris & Indonesia by Muhammad Vandestra Biografi Nabi Muhammad SAW Edisi Bilingual Inggris & Indonesia by Nov. 15, 2017 $1.99 67055 words Sample 20%
Biografi dan sejarah Kehidupan Nabi Muhammad SAW Bersumberkan dari Al-Quran & Al-Hadist dalam dua bahasa inggris dan indonesia. (The complete biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW in indonesia and english)
La Saga des Jeux Vidéo - 6ème édition by Daniel Ichbiah La Saga des Jeux Vidéo - 6ème édition by Nov. 15, 2017 $7.09 184058 words
___________________________________________ LE BEST-SELLER DE L'HISTOIRE DU JEU VIDEO ___________________________________________ 6ème édition Une histoire acclamée par ses lecteurs comme par les médias. Plus de 14.000 exemplaires vendus de l'édition papier Avec des anecdotes uniques, recueillies de la bouche des créateurs de jeux et de consoles !
Over Oceans: A Memoir by K. L. White Over Oceans: A Memoir by Nov. 14, 2017 $5.99 110463 words
Paris. Rome. London. Tokyo. Madrid. New York City. It was a journey beyond belief—an answer to a simple prayer K. L. White would never regret, and neither will you. Over Oceans is a spectacular memoir of the power of prayer and the miraculous possibilities of belief.
The Nude Wife Posing Scandal of Westport, Connecticut Artist Everett Shinn by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Nude Wife Posing Scandal of Westport, Connecticut Artist Everett Shinn by Nov. 14, 2017 $2.99 2505 words Sample 5%
Everett Shinn's third wife detailed her grievances in a court of law in 1930. The former Gertrude Chase described having posed for several hours at a time while her husband painted her. It was her objection to him photographing her with a pocket camera that led to a divorce. Gertrude depicted Shinn as a serial philanderer. After she returned home he refused to let her in to collect her belongings.
The Uninvited: How I Crashed My Way into Finding Myself by Craig Schmell & Ellis Henican The Uninvited: How I Crashed My Way into Finding Myself by
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$9.99 83701 words
The true story of a young imposter with a talent for crashing celebrity events who discovers what’s really important in life.
Vive 50 · Cambiar de vida sin cambiar de barrio by Neus Arques Vive 50 · Cambiar de vida sin cambiar de barrio by Nov. 13, 2017 $5.99 51753 words
«¡Confía y disfruta!». Este es el lema de #Vive50 y lo dice casi todo. La misión es la siguiente: expandirse sin miedo. Neus Arqués se propuso vivir cincuenta experiencias memorables en el año de su cincuenta aniversario, pequeños retos para cambiar de vida sin cambiar de barrio; una reflexión sensible e inteligente acerca de un momento crucial en la vida.
panties UP dress DOWN: Things My Mama Used To Say by Deletta Gillespie panties UP dress DOWN: Things My Mama Used To Say by Nov. 13, 2017 $7.99 19517 words
A middle-aged woman recounts transformative events of her childhood, and how her mother turned these events into teachable moments that provided a guide to successful living. From church services and mean girls to puberty and beyond, these humorous and heartrending stories reveal the dynamic and complicated bonds of mother/daughter relationships.
The Temerity of Hope by Wesbrook Bay Books The Temerity of Hope by Nov. 13, 2017 $9.99 95911 words
Kidnapped, gagged and locked in a closet, Beverley Boissery hoped for rescue with the fierce, bitter longing of a wounded child. That experience taught her a life-long lesson. We must have the temerity to hope, otherwise life can be futile and we will be overcome by despair. The Temerity to Hope is funny, poignant, electrifying and, at times, desolate. "Boissery's memoir is electrifying in its tr
Survivor: The Story of One Woman's Personal Transformation from Victim to Survivor by Lindsay Keane Survivor: The Story of One Woman's Personal Transformation from Victim to Survivor by Nov. 12, 2017 $2.99 5684 words Sample 10%
In this book, written in a unique and poetic style, Lindsay Keane tells her very personal story of healing after sexual assault. She was victimized in high school and originally dealt with the trauma through denial. This caused her pain to seep out in various ways throughout the years (PTSD, Depression, Toxic relationship cycles, etc.). Eventually, her experiences led her to seek and find healing.
My Last Year in New York by Annalisa Menin & Susanna De Ciechi My Last Year in New York by
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Anna, a curious 20 something, leaves her hometown of Venice for New York City to pursue the opportunity of a lifetime: an internship at Italian luxury fashion company Valentino. Her head is full of dreams and her heart is bursting with happiness as she starts her life in the city that never sleeps.
A Pornographer by Arch Brown A Pornographer by Nov. 12, 2017 $9.99 92562 words Sample 5%
A memoir by adult filmmaker Arch Brown, who recounts his interviews in the late 1960s and early 1970s with many of the men and women who wanted to star in his sex films-some who did, others who did not.
How to Fail Miserably at Being Queer by Giselle Renarde How to Fail Miserably at Being Queer by Nov. 10, 2017 Free! 6035 words Read a sample
Okay, let’s be clear about something: there’s no right or wrong way to be queer. But if you’re anything like Giselle, you’ve got insecurities up the wazoo. Even when you’re proud of your sexuality and gender identity, it seems like there’s always a voice out there (or in your head) saying you’re doing queerness wrong. Maybe if we feel united by our insecurities, there’s hope of moving past them.
Minneapolis Reign (A Guide To Prince’s Hometown) by Stuart Willoughby Minneapolis Reign (A Guide To Prince’s Hometown) by Nov. 10, 2017 $9.99 71034 words Sample 15%
Part travel guide and part biography, this is one Prince fan’s emotional account of an incredible journey he felt compelled to make in honour of his musical hero.
Hypatia of Alexandria by Laurel A. Rockefeller Hypatia of Alexandria by Nov. 10, 2017 $0.99 15016 words Sample 25%
As the western world fell into darkness, she dared defend the light. For over 40 years Hypatia stood between the dark ages and the light of classical philosophy, arts, and sciences. Though none of her books survived the aggressive book burnings of religious zealots, her legacy remains that of one of the greatest scientists of all time. This is her fascinating true story.
Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End by Nov. 09, 2017 Free! 11993 words
A concise history book about Adolf Hitler's life from beginning to end that can be read in one hour.
The Good Russians by Artem Medvedev The Good Russians by Nov. 09, 2017 $5.00 5325 words
This book is meant as an attempt to reframe the discussion and point out that by fuelling further Russophobia, the media and other influencers are playing right into Putin’s hands.
Memoir Of A Psychic: Trust Your Intuition & Thrive by Amanda McHugh Memoir Of A Psychic: Trust Your Intuition & Thrive by Nov. 09, 2017 $9.99 106532 words Sample 20%
‘Memoir of a Psychic Medium’ is the story of Amanda McHugh, who has been seeing spirits and angels, predicting future events and talking to the deceased ever since childhood. If you have ever wondered whether there is a life after death or whether future events can be predicted, this is the book for you. This book is a rare glimpse into a world where nothing is as it seems.
Off The Record by Peter Amari Off The Record by Nov. 07, 2017 $7.99 103293 words
As a second generation American-Italian boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 50s and 60s, it seemed like there wasn’t enough hours in a day to do all the things I wanted to do. When was I going to stop and think, “Hey, where did I come from?” While I am writing this at the age of 63, it is the foremost question on my mind, but when your 7 years old who cared to find out. All I had to do was ask.
Jealous Justice by Alan Thorne Jealous Justice by Nov. 07, 2017 $2.99 101280 words Sample 10%
Alan Thorne, rose through the ranks of his local police force to become a chief superintendent in his early forties.This is the story of how a decent `top copper' found himself framed by jealous colleagues and had no choice but to resign from the force and rebuild his life - and how he then found himself facing a terrible personal tragedy.
Cats Do Eat Spaghetti by Paul Wright Cats Do Eat Spaghetti by Nov. 07, 2017 $3.00 51533 words Sample 20%
Cats can, and will take over people’s lives. When artist Paul Wright and his wife, Nicola moved to a medieval village beside Italy’s Lake Como, their sleep became disturbed by the noise of a group of feral cats. Seeing the distressed condition that most of these animals were in, they began taking care of them. ‘Cats Do Eat Spaghetti’ is a must for cat lovers and Italophiles alike.
Adventures with Durango Pete: Life and Poetry with a Cow Dog Philosofur by Stephen Hinman Adventures with Durango Pete: Life and Poetry with a Cow Dog Philosofur by Nov. 06, 2017 $5.99 79685 words
Soon after adoption, Durango Pete, an Australian Cattle dog, and his new dad, Stephen were locked into a battle of wills. After months of frustration - desperation even - a simple game of tug-of-war was the turning point. Adventures with Durango Pete is the story of how two stubborn souls found each other and discovered what a dog can teach an old man, and he a dog.
Cold Starry Night by Claire Fejes Cold Starry Night by Nov. 06, 2017 $9.95 80275 words
Young Claire Fejes was a promising sculptor and painter in New York City when her husband gave in to "gold fever." She held the unconventional view that her career was as important as his. But in those days, a woman followed her husband, so Claire did--to Fairbanks, last stop on the Alaska Railroad, in the heart of the immense northern territory, where Joe Fejes intended to mine for gold.
Corina by Hilda Magalhães Corina by Nov. 06, 2017 Free! 27935 words Read a sample
Biografia romanceada de Corina, uma das milhares de migrantes que ajudaram a formar o Estado de Goiás.
Down the Wild River North by Constance Helmericks Down the Wild River North by Nov. 06, 2017 $9.95 119833 words
In suburban Arizona, 1964, Connie Helmericks announced to her two daughters, 12-year-old Ann and 14-year-old Jean, "We're going to make a canoe expedition to the Arctic Ocean." And for two successive summers, that's exactly what they did. Down the Wild River North is the vividly told story of their adventures in the remote northern reaches of Canada and the Arctic.
Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man's Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America by Jake Heilbrunn Off the Beaten Trail: A Young Man's Soul-Searching Journey Through Central America by Nov. 06, 2017 $6.99 92075 words
Off the Beaten Trail is a coming-of-age story that illuminates what is possible if we dare to follow our hearts and heed our intuition. This captivating memoir will not only entertain and inspire, but also motivate you to pursue the life that calls out to you. With raw honesty and compelling insight, Heilbrunn explores what happens when we take a leap of faith in pursuit of our dreams.
Thomas Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli Genovese Family Underboss by Nov. 05, 2017 $2.99 2590 words Sample 5%
Thomas "Tommy Ryan" Eboli was head of the Genovese crime organization for less than ten years. His rise began with the tutelage of Anthony Strollo. His opportunity came when boss Vito Genovese went to prison at the end of the 1950s. Ryan dealt with entertainment venues, the Manhattan docks and gay bars in Greenwich Village. He met a quick end when he failed to pay back a loan from Carlo Gambino.
#MeToo - Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again by Lori Perkins #MeToo - Essays About How and Why This Happened, What It Means and How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again by Nov. 03, 2017 Free! 33485 words Sample 5%
More than 16 million people had posted their #MeToo story and support against sexual harassment by mid-October as a reaction to Rose McGowan’s brave admission that she had allegedly been raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. This is the turning point. Things are going to change. This is a historic moment and it needs to be memorialized, passed around and passed on.
Es-Tu là, Allah? by Dirk Vleugels Es-Tu là, Allah? by Nov. 02, 2017 $3.25 61267 words Sample 20%
"Es-Tu là Allah?" est une mine d’or de l’inattendu, le récit d’une aventure à la fois audacieuse et déroutante, un mélange de réflexions philosophiques et d’expériences vécues dans un quartier pauvre de Jakarta, capitale de l’Indonésie, qui a été le théâtre de la tentative d’un ‘mécréant’ de suivre à la lettre et jusqu’à sa fin le Ramadan, mois de jeûne musulman.
Is Free Will a Fairytale?: A Memoir of Sex,Obsession, Multiple Sclerosis and the Subconscious Mind by Annie McBride Is Free Will a Fairytale?: A Memoir of Sex,Obsession, Multiple Sclerosis and the Subconscious Mind by Nov. 01, 2017 Free! 61636 words Read a sample
A Memoir of sex, obsession, multiple sclerosis and the subconscious mind.
An Irish Heart: Poetic Memoirs of a Belfast Child by Greg McVicker An Irish Heart: Poetic Memoirs of a Belfast Child by Nov. 01, 2017 $2.99 11801 words Sample 20%
Using his unique and distinctive style of storytelling by way of stanza and prose, Irish Author and Poet, Greg McVicker, dives headfirst into the turbulent cycle of life. He writes unashamedly from his heart, using powerful imagery and descriptive quotes that beautifully support and paint a vivid picture throughout his poetic narratives, all the while carrying readers along on a whirlwind journey!
Catalogo fotografico de medicas mexicanas - Tomo II by Ana Cecilia Rodríguez de Romo Catalogo fotografico de medicas mexicanas - Tomo II by Nov. 01, 2017 $2.00 9904 words Sample 30%
La expresión “una imagen dice más que mil palabras” refleja muy bien uno de los objetivos de este libro. Por medio de las fotografías de las primeras médicas mexicanas, se buscó establecer quienes fueron esas pioneras que en nuestro país incursionaron en la medicina. Se ha trabajado en bibliotecas nacionales y extranjeras, pero sobre todo con materiales primarios en diferentes archivos del país.
The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part II (2001-2017) and Appendix by Jeff Head The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part II (2001-2017) and Appendix by Oct. 31, 2017 $2.99 97398 words
This is Part II (2001-2017) and a very strong Appendix of the autobiography of Jeffrey Lynn Head, a well known author and individual involved in conservative/constitutional issues. Jeff's honest description of his life and how he and his family have experienced the good and the difficult and come through it with success, patriotism and faith can help any individual or family do the same.
The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part I (1956-2001) by Jeff Head The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part I (1956-2001) by Oct. 31, 2017 $1.99 47267 words
This is Part I (1956-2000) of the autobiography of Jeffrey Lynn Head, a well known author and individual involved in conservative/constitutional issues. He's been an engineer in the defense, power, and computer industries, implementing CAD/CAM/CAE technology. Jeff touches on the good and ill of life and how to be successful in marriage and life, maintaining faith, a positive outlook, and love.