The monster that held Schuyler in its claws was a terrible, rare disorder which left an adorable, happy little girl unable to speak. Read this remarkable memoir from Schuyler’s father about her parents’ determination to give her the tools she needed to succeed.
Imagine being in a foreign country and being diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness. Imagine not having the words to describe your concerns and being faced with a culture which had different ideas about treatment. The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley is a poignant, sometimes funny memoir about a bewildered outsider confronting her own mortality.
When Vicki Forman’s twins were born at twenty-three weeks, weighing barely one pound each, she pleaded with the doctors not to save them. This Lovely Life is not so much the story of raising a special needs child, but of a mother’s journey with premature motherhood.
A fiendish torturer terrorizing boys brought all Boston to a panic in 1872, but shockingly the perpetrator wasn’t a man, but a mere boy.
A cancer memoir unlike any other, Meredith is by turns scathing, bitter, sarcastic, peevish, neurotic, and above all hilarious as her experience as a patient allows her to digress on the dilettante’s life she’s led and the assorted characters she’s met.
As the old medical saying goes, when you hear hoofbeats think horses not zebras, but for a veterinarian in South Africa those hoofbeats might very well belong to zebras!
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Although severely burned, little Josie was on the road to recovery until a devastating medical error had tragic consequences. Read this health memoir to discover what her mother did to make a difference.
“Join the Navy and See the World” was one of the benefits of joining the United States Navy, but as the young sailors clinging to sodden mattresses watched their submarine the USS Grenadier slip to the bottom of the ocean floor they had no idea what kind of world they were about to encounter.
For Jennifer Joyner, life as a morbidly obese woman was a series of daily humiliations: on any given day she might crack the toilet seat, break the swing, outgrow her clothes, endure casual cruelty, be unable to tie her shoes, find bathing difficult, and the list, sadly, went on and on. Being morbidly obese also meant [...]
A wicked stepmother…secret boyfriends…staying out late…even though Mattie VanOrsdol was a teenager in the tiny community of Floral, Kansas in the 1880s, her diary entries could probably have been written today! A vivacious, chatty girl, Mattie had many beaux and friends in her community, but her unhappy relationship with her “cross and unkind” stepmother, and the [...]