Antoinette Penick’s “I Am My Father’s Child.” ‘Life’ is our story and our testimony. In the circumstances of life, you can break free from the control of shame and pain. One of the most important functions of a mother and father is to ensure emotionally healthy children who feel loved and feel secure in their place in the family.
Tommaso Grieco’s “Dare to Chart and Track Your Soul’s 2nd Journey.” The three charts in this book guide us in helping determine by our free will, our choices, which gives us the consequences and conditions for our summit climb to spiritual knowledge and ultimate third journey for our soul.
Shelby PhD’s “Suffer, Confront, Grow.” Suffer, Confront, Grow is a uniquely honest memoir of a woman who survived a physically and emotionally intimidating childhood, and who made the decision to turn away from negative patterns and heal herself by embracing courage and integrity. From the terror of a childhood as the family scapegoat, to the horror of a marriage to a con artist…from the struggles of achieving college degrees as a single mother…to the careful flowering of love…you will be amazed and inspired by this deeply personal saga of a women who never gave up on herself.
Teresa Janz’s “A Bubble Shy of Plumb: Dare to Listen to your Guides” is an anecdotal presentation of life events that have significantly impacted the author’s life by paying attention to surroundings and having the courage to be open to alternative opportunities. Strive to embrace the speed bumps as well as the straight-a-ways in life.
How do we define true love? What makes a marriage successful? In our modern age of mass media and instant gratification, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important. My Life with Honey Bear and Beyond is a lyrical, tender memoir celebrating fifty-two years of two people who shared deep trust and daily intimacy, who took seriously their vows to support one another for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. Take a journey of love with this remarkable couple, and learn what is truly important in a lasting partnership: acceptance, compassion, honesty, forgiveness. Be reminded that attraction is only one facet of a marriage, and that real love seeks the best for the loved one at all times, with no strings attached. Witness the transcendence and tragedy as Jack accepts the privilege and honor of caring for his wife during her harrowing cancer treatment, and experience with them the realization that death will part these devoted lovers. My Life with Honey Bear is a love letter to a marriage that serves as a testament to the ways in which people can commit to stand by one another, bring joy to one another, and enrich the lives of everyone they meet through their example of dedication, kindness, compassion, and bliss.
About the Author
Jack Hodges was born in Washington, DC on the eve of World War II. He had a 27-year career with AT&T, where he wrote Bell System practices for a number of devices. Jack currently lives in Anderson, South Carolina where he enjoys writing nonfiction essays about the lives of family members, visiting the local bookstore, and spending time with friends. He also enjoys playing video games, and occasionally target shooting. Jack and his late wife had two daughters and a son, fourteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
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Catherine Alexander’s “Frenchie.” Being a female Native American in the 1920s wasn’t easy. This inspirational story is based on true life events of a strong and beautiful young mixed-blood Anishinabe woman growing up on the White Earth Reservation who faces not only the challenges of racial discrimination, sexism, and the Depression, but who must also overcome the traumatic experience of rape. Journey with Frenchie as she finds the courage to call upon her own extraordinary inner power.
As we eagerly await the first warm, fresh breezes of spring — and the endless picnics and reunions inspired by the warm weather — it’s time to start thinking about putting your own personal, extra special touch to this year’s round of reunions. Put that rich personal or family history into print by self-publishing your memoirs now, just in time to print copies for friends and family this spring and summer.
It’s easier than ever for the family historian to leave a legacy in print that can be passed down from generation to generation. All most people really need is a little guidance to remember the right details and organize their memories into a structured book. This is something the Memoir Writing Kit from Outskirts Press does exceptionally well — and painlessly! The kit offers 140 pages of memory-provoking questions to help inspire you to remember every delicious detail. Simply answer the questions in complete sentences, remove the questions themselves, and your memoir practically writes itself! In addition to questions to get the ball rolling, the Memoir Writing Kit includes some pre-written text to put each chapter into context. You are free to use the text as is or modify it as you see fit.
The Memoir Writing Kit is structured in roughly chronological order, beginning with “The Dawn of Life” and ending with “The Sunset.” The years between are organized by similarly themed chapters, ranging from “Childhood Holidays and Celebrations” to “Serving My Country” to “A Taste for Life.”
The Dawn of Life
City, County, State, and Country
Childhood Friends and Events
Childhood Holidays and Celebrations
First Days of School
Serving My Country
College Days (and Nights)
Starting a Career
Significant (and not-so-significant) Others
Starting and Raising a Family
Pastimes & Sports
Politics and History
A Taste for Life
Ready for Retirement
Growing Old Together
A Mature Look at Life
However, since everyone’s life is different, the Memoir Writing Kit is flexible enough and comprehensive enough to help you add, embellish or delete chapters as needed to tell your story the way it needs to be told.
Find out more about how the Memoir Writing Kit can give you something priceless — that’s also quite affordable!