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

Equal but Different by Dr Judy Dlamini Equal but Different by April 22, 2017 $7.00 67488 words Sample 20%
WOMEN LEADERS’ LIFE STORIES: Overcoming Race, Gender & Social Class
Business Class of King Solomon by Alex Fintan Business Class of King Solomon by April 21, 2017 $3.99 18877 words Sample 11%
The secrets of men is hid in their stories, and principles are universal. King Solomon was as well a business man as he was a king! In this book, we shall be exploring together the business side of the wisest man that ever lived, discovering the open secrets of his financial principles, applying his principles and succeeding as he did, today!
Jeg er en kvinde uden børn by Karin Rahbek Jeg er en kvinde uden børn by April 21, 2017 $6.99 42101 words Sample 15%
Ingen børn - et valg, en tilfældighed eller omstændighed. Det gør os hverken til skurke eller ofre. Vi fortjener ikke at blive behandlet med foragt eller medlidenhed. Karin har altid vidst, at hun ikke vil have børn. Hun beskriver de tanker og følelser, som er forbundet med ikke at have lyst til at få børn i en verden, der opfatter moderskabet som den mest naturlige del af at være kvinde.
In Search of Something by Verena Meury In Search of Something by April 21, 2017 $5.99 18751 words Sample 20%
The extraordinary true story of a woman travelling the globe in search of something …
Memoir by joshuabeard848 Memoir by April 20, 2017 Free! 32775 words Read a sample
My biography from the time I was born until December 2016.My journey through life and the ups and downs I have been through.My lifetime involvement with music and losing it all due to a medical problem.My honest story of what I have been through up until this point.I hope any readers will enjoy it.
And Thereby Hangs A Tale! by L Tait And Thereby Hangs A Tale! by April 20, 2017 $1.99 30428 words Sample 10%
The long awaited sequel to Random Quest. If you're thirsty for more of my memoirs, you've come to the right place! A freshly baked batch for you all to enjoy!
Joseph Canepi Jr. Yonkers Contractor, Gambler and Extortionist by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Joseph Canepi Jr. Yonkers Contractor, Gambler and Extortionist by April 20, 2017 $2.99 3519 words Sample 20%
Joseph Canepi Jr., like his father was a successful contractor in Yonkers and Westchester County. Elsewhere in business life however, Canepi's ethics can be called into question. For example he was accused of secreting a car that he took from a business in 1915. In 1903 he was one of six men indicted in a poolroom racket. In 1932 Canepi was involved with a man who impersonated a federal agent.
Videosyncratic. A book about life. In video shops. by Jon Spira Videosyncratic. A book about life. In video shops. by April 19, 2017 $3.18 82719 words Sample 30%
A caustically funny journey spanning the 30 year life of the UK Video rental industry through the eyes of a laconic till-jockey-turned-manager-turned-owner. The 'Kitchen Confidential' of video stores.
To Make an Assay by Shawn Michel de Montaigne To Make an Assay by April 18, 2017 Free! 14612 words Read a sample
Life. Happiness. Work. Prosperity. Health. Sports. Philosophy. Politics. Short essays that touch on all of these, and more. Enjoy!
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend by Mark Miller Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend by April 18, 2017 $4.99 74442 words Sample 20%
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend presents a sympathetic portrait of this remarkable musician and offers a perceptive overview of the Canadian jazz scene during the 35 years in which, by turns, his career flourished, faltered and flourished again.
With Love From God by Sohini Rajpal With Love From God by April 18, 2017 $4.99 70726 words Sample 20%
Does cancer enhance courage? Or does it heighten the sense of humour? Can a life threatening illness strengthen bonds, create friendships or form a community? Lavanya Rajpal had been in remission from blood cancer (leukaemia) for ten years when in March 2013 then devastatingly, the diagnosis is made again.
Up 3-1: Confessions From My Weird Unfortunate Failed Sex Life//The Prelude by Larry Parks Up 3-1: Confessions From My Weird Unfortunate Failed Sex Life//The Prelude by April 18, 2017 Free! 8139 words Read a sample
Habitual Ball Dropper (noun) - Someone that seems to always be in a position to seize the moment but they let it slip directly through their fingers.
Princess and I, Book II by Franco Bolli Princess and I, Book II by April 18, 2017 Free! 30915 words Read a sample
This is the second volume of a series of extractions of our blog, It is our diary, about us, Princess and I. It covers the last few months of 2013.
"Warrant on my Life: Why Me? Personal Statement Asking For Public Assistance ("We Are Going to Kill You, Are You a Jew?" And The Book of Psalms to Pray" by April 18, 2017 Free! 51532 words Read a sample
A personal statement asking for public assistance and detective work. There must be over one hundred witnesses in this case. Note that on my cover I added a quote that was directed toward me and said by others only to me the victim, but I found that I may have needed to show that quote in the book's cover art. Has The Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible’s Book of Psalm
Ya Te Puedes Casar y Otras Tonterías by M.P. Capellan Ya Te Puedes Casar y Otras Tonterías by April 17, 2017 $0.99 8585 words Sample 20%
El machismo latino y caribeño lo han perfeccionado tanto que hasta las mismas mujeres repiten las frases que las denigran. De tantas expresiones y moralejas que existen sobre la subordinación del género femenino, surge esta idea: un breve relato acerca de algunas de esas frases “inocentes” que escuchamos desde niñas y que continuamos perpetuando. El fin es promover la igualdad entre los géneros.
Life Check A Human Journey by David Whalen Life Check A Human Journey by April 17, 2017 $5.99 125476 words Sample 15%
I was rescued from drowning twice, stood face-to-face with a bear, and almost crushed by a dump truck before age six. My teen and adult life not much better. Not all of the stories are tragic. Many are funny and some are amazing. I’m no stranger to juvenile hall, jail or mental ward. I retired after thirty-four years of being a serial entrepreneur, with numerous licensed inventions.
A Maverick Traveller by Mary Jane Walker A Maverick Traveller by April 17, 2017 $11.90 75876 words Sample 20%
Whether it was eating dog unintentionally in Indonesia, meeting the rapper 50 Cent at a backpackers or kicking a US nuclear submarine in New Zealand, A Maverick Traveller is filled with the unique stories and experiences of Mary Jane Walker. Mary Jane has travelled to all corners of the globe - to large cities, visited rural villages and tiny unknown islands off the coast of continents.
My Fascination With Radio by Mario V. Farina My Fascination With Radio by April 16, 2017 Free! 1231 words Read a sample
I began becoming aware of radio as a child of about age 9 or 10. At first, it was to learn about what was happening in Europe. Then I began enjoying radio for its stories such as Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy, Adventures Of Tom Mix, Lights Out Everybody, and especially, The Shadow! There were also shows presented by famous singers and comedians. Then I became a pioneer in computers!
The Last Waltz: Love, Death & Betrayal by elaineNYC The Last Waltz: Love, Death & Betrayal by April 15, 2017 $9.99 83915 words Sample 20%
The Last Waltz is the true story of an extraordinary love between a terminally-ill mother and son, and how their informed decisions lead to unforeseen consequences: A sister betrays her brother; a son is charged with murder; Archbishop Desmond Tutu requests bail; igniting a public debate about voluntary euthanasia and the right to die.
Traveling In and Out of Heaven by elaineNYC Traveling In and Out of Heaven by April 15, 2017 $9.99 43836 words Sample 15%
This is the story of my brother's five-month battle against esophageal cancer, his fight to survive during his sixteen day attachment to a respirator, and his daughter's treacherous betrayal, caring more about his life insurance trust than any chance of her father's survival. Join me on this journey of love, heartbreak & malevolence.
The Hepatic Option by Billy Oxkidd The Hepatic Option by April 15, 2017 Free! 1679 words Sample 100%
My Hypothesis questioning, “The Hepatic Option”, based on my forty years experiences regarding my own never medically addressed and never medically treated manifestation of Alcohol Induced Hepatic Cirrhosis. My experiences intern spawning and driving my highly credible suspicions, in essence, perhaps not all Liver Transplants deemed as medically necessary, solely the only option.
Thomas Lucchese Dress Manufacturer and Mafioso by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Thomas Lucchese Dress Manufacturer and Mafioso by April 15, 2017 $2.99 2974 words Sample 5%
Thomas Lucchese and his brother Giuseppe "Joe Brown" Lucchese were partners in the garment and trucking business. Thomas was held briefly for the murder of a street peddler in 1928. The man's name was Louis Cerasulo and he was gunned down while talking with his uncle near East 114th Street. Police later discovered that the victim was part of a chicken protection extortion racket in Harlem.
Medieval Queens by Laurel A. Rockefeller Medieval Queens by April 15, 2017 $4.99 42774 words Sample 20%
The middle ages come to life in this beautiful boxed set consisting of "Empress Wu Zetian," "Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, the Warrior Princess of Deheubarth," and "Empress Matilda of England."
Is This Me? by Anita Horan Is This Me? by April 14, 2017 $4.55 57133 words Sample 20%
Anita opens the door and flees, screaming as she runs toward the river, a man chasing in hot pursuit. This opening scene is a surprise considering Anita is the quintessential ‘good girl’ who was raised as a fundamentalist Christian. You’ll glimpse inside a tortured soul as she spontaneously approaches strangers to understand herself. ‘Is This Me?’ is the prelude to an astonishing and larger story.
Dispossessed: The Burning of Murder City USA by Michael C. Hughes Dispossessed: The Burning of Murder City USA by April 14, 2017 $2.99 30135 words Sample 20%
Detroit in 1950 was a bustling metropolis, the most advanced and fastest growing city on the planet at the time... "Motor City USA": a place with the brightest of futures. But by 1967 it was being called "Murder City USA" and, in July of that year, tensions that had been simmering for too many years finally blew. In four days of rioting Blackbottom, the heart and soul of old black Detroit, burned.
Steve Jobs: La Biografia Exclusiva - Resumen del libro de Walter Isaacson by Sapiens Editorial Steve Jobs: La Biografia Exclusiva - Resumen del libro de Walter Isaacson by April 14, 2017 $6.99 5092 words Sample 20%
Este libro narra la audaz y aventurera vida de Steve Jobs, el empresario innovador y excéntrico fundador de Apple. Dibujando de las experiencias más tempranas de Jobs con la espiritualidad y LSD a su pináculo como icono de la tecnología mundial, Steve Jobs describe las aventuras acertadas del hombre así como las batallas que él luchó a lo largo del camino.
Pimp C: The Untold Story of Chad Butler by Marques The Writer Pimp C: The Untold Story of Chad Butler by April 14, 2017 $4.99 23207 words Sample 15%
Pimp C: The Untold Story of Chad Butler takes readers inside the life of the late Hip-Hop Icon who was 1/2 of the legendary group, UGK.
Fair Game - A Hidden History Of The Kruger National Park by David Fleminger Fair Game - A Hidden History Of The Kruger National Park by April 14, 2017 $7.50 71671 words Sample 20%
The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned wildlife sanctuary and one of South Africa’s top tourist attractions. However, this wasn’t always the case. Here is the engrossing and little-known story of how an unwanted wasteland that grew into the one of the greatest game reserves in the world.
A Woman in a Man's World by Clem van Vliet A Woman in a Man's World by April 14, 2017 $5.99 163172 words Sample 20%
Spanning seventy years, this charismatic autobiography chronicles the rags-to-riches story of a woman determined to succeed in a male dominated world of business. Set in Southern Africa against the back drop of a world war, the savage Rhodesian bush war and turbulent political change, it is a story of raw courage, of disaster and danger, liberally spiced with humour, interesting people and animals
A Crazy Idea by Chris Wells A Crazy Idea by April 14, 2017 $1.99 22845 words Sample 15%
What started as a crazy idea turned into quite the adventure. The story of a crazy young British couple living in a school bus in the wilds of northern Ontario. Bears, moose hunts, ski-dooing, ice, snow, parties and finally, Junior Rangers. By the same author "A Crazy Idea Too!"
I are... by The Mishra I are... by April 13, 2017 $3.99 32492 words Sample 15%
Every incident mentioned in this book is real and can be verified. This ambitious book projects not-so-pleasant side of society, corporate world and human nature. It is requested not to get offended by any statements mentioned in the book about people, society, colleges or organisations. It is highly recommended for the corporate employees to have a look at this book.
The Absence of Evil: Love's Reclamation of the Soul by Siobhan Nicolaou The Absence of Evil: Love's Reclamation of the Soul by April 13, 2017 $6.95 83622 words Sample 20%
A psychological and metaphysical memoir from innocence to awakening, Siobhan's quest to discover light within all of her takes you running down an adventurous path to self-love and transformation.
Ciro Terranova Sicilian Mobster by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Ciro Terranova Sicilian Mobster by April 12, 2017 $2.99 3487 words Sample 5%
Ciro Terranova had a brief career as an important Mafioso in New York City. He worked as an underboss for Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria before Masseria was slain on Coney Island during the Castellammarese War. Ciro's star as a mobster declined after Charles Lucky Luciano took charge of Mafia operations. My book focuses on two obscure crimes in Terranova's life, one in 1909 and another in 1930.
Appetite for Excess by Todd Hall Appetite for Excess by April 12, 2017 $8.99 94689 words Sample 10%
Todd survived. In the face of a gut-wrenching childhood, the topsy-turvy world of the kitchen, and his own continuous cycle of self-destruction, the "bad boy of good food" lives to tell his tales. His life stories will make you laugh, cry, and may even inspire contempt. Hate him or love him, there is no denying his fiery disposition nor his love for the art of cooking.
Change Your Name and Disappear by Rosie Malezer Change Your Name and Disappear by April 12, 2017 $4.99 92468 words Sample 20%
In Domestic Violence, there are no rules. Happy. Healthy. Successful. Everything in Tammy's life was great until the day her martial arts instructor, Steve, asked her on a date
Dropping the Mic - My Break-Up with the American Media by Joangel Concepcion Dropping the Mic - My Break-Up with the American Media by April 12, 2017 $4.99 54428 words Sample 20%
"You should know this book has a lot to do with the sad truth about journalism: what goes on inside of a newsroom can be just as ugly as the world we report on."
Do Nothing!: The Memoirs of FX by Nikhil B. Lakhani Do Nothing!: The Memoirs of FX by April 11, 2017 $4.99 130562 words Sample 20%
Growing up in a large family in Bradford, with a domineering father and a bully for a brother, FX knows the value of making himself invisible.
Tales From The Forumside by john2017 Tales From The Forumside by April 11, 2017 $2.99 11732 words Sample 9%
Memoirs of a childhood in The Forumside, Edgware, North West London.
Raised  In The Game by Sterling Daniels, Sr Raised In The Game by April 11, 2017 $14.99 132158 words Sample 10%
Sterling Daniels, today after serving a 26 year sentence for his first crime, Sterling Daniels has changed is life around. He has given his life to God and is set out to be a mentor to youth caught up in the same cycle. Furthermore, Mr. Daniels has learned that there is power in a pen as he pursues his career as an author.
Veronica, Hidden Harm by Veronica Cook Veronica, Hidden Harm by April 11, 2017 $4.99 155702 words Sample 20%
In Hidden Harm Veronica Cook writes a biographical account of the difficulties of life growing up with parents who are drug addicts.
Marching Orders by C.R. Hopkins Marching Orders by April 11, 2017 $4.00 53724 words Sample 10%
Clive Hopkins's parents were Salvation Army Officers. When finally at the age of 14 Clive was coerced into becoming a Soldier himself, it was a step too far, and like his older brother he rebelled and became a 'backslider'. He has now written this moving memoir of a youth spent trying to balance the desire to enjoy a normal boyhood.
All My Tomorrows by Sue Ashley All My Tomorrows by April 11, 2017 $4.99 83370 words Sample 20%
In All My Tomorrows, Sue Ashley paints an intimate portrait of her life. With touching honesty she takes the reader through the problems she faced in growing up.
Silence Hurts: Talk Hard by Emily Jacob Silence Hurts: Talk Hard by April 10, 2017 $0.99 10153 words Sample 10%
Silence hurts. It eats us from the inside. It traps us, making sure we feel isolated and alone. In talking there is a taking back of control. In talking we find that we are not alone, that there are others, that others have healed, that healing is possible, that there is hope. In talking we find community. In talking there is power. Talk hard.
Edge of Madness (A True Crime Quickie - Book Four) by Kim Cresswell Edge of Madness (A True Crime Quickie - Book Four) by April 10, 2017 $0.99 7063 words Sample 20%
Edge of Madness - A True Crime Quickie is the fourth book in a compelling series of true crime short stories for readers who don't have time to read a full-length novel. "The Story of Joseph Kallinger" examines the horrifying account of a knife-wielding shoemaker who kills under the command of Charlie, a floating head.
What was Mohammed really like? What was Mohammed really like? "killing is a small matter for us.. The Messenger of Allah commanded all the Jewish men.. be beheaded.. The disturbing truth about his life of violence, sex & spiritism by
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This book is part of a series entitled "The Fall of Islam", which examines controversial issues connected with the religion from an informed rational point of view. Each part of the series is available as an e-book for only 0.99$ and the whole content can be got for only 5.99$ in our book Islamic Apocalypse. A shorter multi-media edition is available; Sorry! Islam is not a religion of peace, 4.99$
Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare by WildBlue Press Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare by April 09, 2017 $5.99 67720 words Sample 10%
For years he stalked elementary schools and playgrounds looking for young girls from low-income neighborhoods to abduct, rape and murder. They were "throwaway kids" to him, hardly missed, soon forgotten. He was every parent’s worst nightmare. The bogeyman they warned their children about, who lurked in the shadows outside of bedroom windows.
Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss by April 09, 2017 $2.99 2478 words Sample 5%
Toto D'Aquila was shot 5 times by unknown assailants in October 1928. He had just driven from the Bronx to take his wife to a doctor in Manhattan. As his wife and four children made their way into the physician's office Toto stepped outside to repair his car. Looking up from the hood of the auto he spoke with the men briefly before they shot him multiple times. D'Aquila was the first Gambino boss.
72-hour Ordeal by Chandan Kumar Pathak 72-hour Ordeal by April 09, 2017 $1.00 5580 words Sample 20%
A narration of a real life 72-hour ordeal while traversing 2,775 km from one end of India to the other under gruelling circumstances of mental and physical agony. It was an acid test of life. Did the protagonist manage to come out with flying colours? Or his confidence got shattered into pieces?
Embracing the Sublime by Christopher Freeland Embracing the Sublime by April 09, 2017 $7.99 87004 words Sample 15%
One man’s journey striving for the harmony that reigns when the all-conscious heart guides the cerebral conscious mind.
A Tribute to a Scottish Physicist by Mark Rice A Tribute to a Scottish Physicist by April 08, 2017 Free! 1835 words Read a sample
Why we need to remember the scientists.