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Happiness can be - and is - a choice. If a Holocaust survivor can make that choice, so can I. I make that vow today.⠀ ⠀ Watch this on inspiring TED talk on Happify - This 99-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Calls Himself the Happiest Man on Earth⠀ ⠀ #tothemoonandback #thoughtfulleaders #chooselove #chooseloveoverfear #choosejoy #thereishope #choosehope #ichooselove #ichoosejoy #memoir #amwritingmemoir #womenwhowrite #womenwritersofinstagram #womenwriters #writewritewrite #writersonig #writersofig #cnf #creativenonfiction #writinglife #writerslife #writerslifeforme #alanon #alanonfamilygroups #recovery #recoverycommunity #codependency #codependentnomore #boundariesarehealthy #cultsurvivor


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🎉🎉GIVEAWAY!!!!🎉🎉 I am giving away two Advanced Reader Copies of my signed book Fierce love here on Instagram ( and another two over on my author Facebook page at author @KimGjerde) Feel free to enter there as well To enter to win all you have to do is: 1. FOLLOW my Fiercelovememoir Instagram page 2. LIKE this post 3. TAG at least 2 other book-loving friends (whom I don't know yet, who might be interested in winning as well. This exciting giveaway ends Thursday Oct 24th Eastern Standard Time. I will announce the winners on Friday Oct. 25th. Due to shipping restrictions paperback copies are for the Contentental US only. Winners outside the US can still receive an e-book version #bookgiveaway #Giveaway #Fiercelovememoir #memoir #adoption #internationaladoption #guatemala #author #book #instaauthor #indieauthor #adoptionrocks #adoptivemom #adoptionjourney


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Excellent library stop this morning! @shafakelif Booker shortlisted 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World sitting on the Hot Picks shelf (cementing my plans to simply read all day tomorrow!) and my long awaited purchase request for @teganandsara High School finallyyyyyyy arrived! What are you reading this weekend? :: :: #teganandsara #elifshafak #bookerprize2019 #melbournelibraryservice #citylibrary #mebourne #cityofliterature #aussiebookstagrammer #aussiereader #musiclit #litfic #memoir #nonfictionbooks


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We are absotively #Glued to the @dougkershaw2 #Memoir Gonna get it #Autographed next freakin weekend when The #RajunCajun plays the #Backbone!!!!! @devilsbackbonetavern #wimberleytx #October25 https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/347441


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The Chase for Himself (Day 4) I would find out 3 weeks later that I passed the class with a C-. That woman gave me the grade, because I showed up and did everything I said I would, after I owned my mistakes. But the battle wasn’t over. Now I was graduated, with a bachelors in Astrophysics, a minor in Technology, Arts, and Media, and an Associates in Fine Art, with no fucking clue what I was going to do with my life. Depressed and smoking an ounce a week, living on my brothers couch in Boulder, I was working for the Colorado Daily, hustling to make $3/photo to eat. My close friend Nick Tarnofsky called me one day: “Evan, I have a song I want submit to a music video competition, and I don’t know anyone but you who knows how to do video stuff. I have $200 bucks, a case of beer, and I can buy dinner. Are you down?” I called Scott Thompson, the dude I went to NZ with to come and help me with lighting, and Scott knew of this perfect abandoned horse stable off his fishing spot that we could sneak in to after dark and film. We ended up winning that competition. After a nice skate session in Erie, enjoying the fruits of our labor, Scott asked me: “Have you ever thought about doing this for money?” Not until that moment, no! And now we were in the full midst of starting a video production company. An astrophysicist and businessman walk in to a bar… We met with Boulder’s Unreasonable Institute, a group of young entrepreneurs who help people start businesses, and planned to move to Tahoe, where we would spend a year snowboarding after college and try to see if we could start a business. We moved in to Scott’s parent’s house for a few months while we drove up to Truckee every day and showed up to every real estate business in the city, decked out in suits. We stood out like sore fucking thumbs in that town. We thought we had a great idea. At the time, real estate was just shitty virtual tours. These tours were hosted on someone else’s account, so they were not only bad, but they were horrendous for google search. We had a better plan: Real Estate Video. Cont. in Comments Riefers - Wall Plant - Devium Compound Kodak Portra 160


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Giveaway time! My publishers are giving away a fresh copy of A Letter From Paris to one lucky North American reader - simply visit eatlivtravelwrite.com & sign up for Mardi’s newsletter to go into the draw.... 📚 winners announced October 31 👻 Bonne chance!


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“It’s an investment in myself,” I thought. “It’s not like I’m committing my life.” Find out what happened afterward in @SarahEdmondson’s #Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped #NXIVM, the Cult that Bound My Life. . . . . . #truecrime #truecrimebooks #truecrimejunkie #truecrimeaddict #truecrimecommunity #memoir #cults #bookstagram


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I’ve read a ton of memoirs in my life, but only three left a lasting impression on me and Ordinary Girls: A Memoir by Jaquira Díaz is one of them. I — I, (wooo!) I don’t even know how to — hmmm, wow! Okay let me try this again.⁣ ⁣ This memoir is phenomenal! From her violent childhood in Puerto Rico to the beautiful beaches of Miami, Diaz, recounts her experiences with depression, juv., her dysfunctional family, her mother’s schizophrenia, sexually assault and so much more, OMG, so much more.⁣ ⁣ As I was reading all I wanted to do is hug her, I wanted to protect her from that life, I wanted to give young Jaquira a safe place where she is loved for who she is. The way Diaz poured her emotions out in this book.🥺And through all that chaos, she survived, she found her voice and defied the odds.⁣ ⁣ My only issue with the book was the linear fashion it was written. The beginning was boom, boom, boom, then towards the middle she would start to tell you about an experience then it jumped to a different time, then jumps back. Besides that, I thought this was a strong debut. 4.5/5 for me.⁣ ⁣ If I remember correctly this is @diversespines November book selection, so make sure you preorder/reserve your copy and read along. ⁣ ⁣ To @algonquinbooks , thank you, thank you, thank you for gifting me this copy, I am so happy I was able to pass it on to @bowtiesandbooks , hope you enjoy it. Out ‪10/29‬⁣ ⁣ Funny story, as I was at the counter to send the book off, I realize I didn’t take a picture to post. So you know what I did, 📸 yup, right there, at the counter, in front of all those people. 😌⁣ ⁣ All in the name of Bookstagram! ⁣ ⁣ #jaquiradiaz #ordinarygirls #debutmemoir #books #book #bookstagram #igreads #memoir #minireview #bibliophile #diversespines #wellreadblackgirl


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... and finished. Well done, @jackisnotabird. Anyone need to borrow my copy? . . . . #books #bookstagram #sorted #memoir #finished


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Great flight, great beer, great book... ...especially the book. Elton’s memoir is one of the best music related autobiographies I’ve ever read. After all he’s seen and been through, he retells his journey through the rock & roll world with the same sense of wonder and amazement he felt as when he was first experiencing it. He’s also wickedly funny. Highly, highly recommended! #eltonjohn #autobiography #memoir #eltonjohnme #heineken #deltaairlines


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🌴💣🦜 “HOW TO DIE & GET AWAY WITH IT: The Palm Tree Time Bomb Extravaganza,” the debut novella by #ZacharyMurdock is officially available now¡! We have 100 copies to begin and are only selling them through exclusive shops and directly through us so hit us up for your copy now.. . Infinite love and gratitude to @lord.neto x Phillipp Schmoll x @kristenketolaparker x @mollymitchell_hardt and @californiagreenpress for helping me bring this Vision to life. See y’all November 7th @youthinteractivesb for the Book Launch Party. Mad løve y’all.. . #ChannelTheSun #MotownGhosts #PurpleMountain #Library #Books #Read #Awakenining


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Check out this amazing book: OFFSIDE - challenges faced by women in hockey - a memoir by @offside_rhonda and @denbeigh99 Thank you ladies for letting me be a small part of your journey! “May the torch burn brighter than ever as we continue to shine light on and overcome inequalities!” 👸🏼❤️🏒📕👏🏻💪🏻 #offsidechallangesfacedbywomeninhockey #mustread #inspiring #trailblazing #hockey #amazing #girlscanplayhockeytoo #tough #girlshockey #trials #challenge #book #memoir #rhondaleemantaylor #hero ##denbeighwhitmarsh #author #grindstoneawardfoundation #givingback #hockeyworld #friendssupportingfriends #hockeyisfamilyandfamilyishockey #tikhonov #tikhonovstyle #tikiapproved #tikhonovtrainingcamp #makeitagreatday #supportandbuythebook #helpgirlshockey @tikhonovtrainingcamp @tikhonovtrainingcamphockeytiki @offside_rhonda @denbeigh99


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Take control over your to do list. 📝


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The Barefoot Pilgrim at my door! ~~~~~ Surprised by the unexpected arrival from the UK of Andrea Corr’s memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage on the release date, October 17th...how’s that for good service! Immediately opened the book toward the middle (pgs. 148-151) and read the lyrics to “Harmony” one of the Corrs most moving songs, then, appropriately enough, found some contemplative paragraphs on love (one of the major themes of the book), inspired by Andrea’s reading of The Human Animal. Two short excerpts from her reflections appear in the photo. Another passage I particularly like, “I believe we could get better and that art, throughout the ages, has been trying to show us this” reflects universal artistic themes the Corrs music evokes: beauty, hope, redemption, and love.🎶🙏🏽😊❤️ #howlinwolfetone ~~~~~ @andreacorrofficial #singer #songwriter #author #bibliophile #barefootpigrimage #memoir @dubraybooks #dundalk #love #art #beauty #hope #redemption #music #eyes #hometown #voices #stories #tears #harmony #memories #thecorrs #irishband #familyband @carolinecorrofficial @sharoncorrofficial @jimcorrofficial


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Grazie a @einaudieditore per il fantastico regalo. Passano gli anni ma la zampata di Bret Easton Ellis rimane. . . #breteastonellis #einaudi #giulioeinaudi #giulioeinaudieditore #einaudieditore #memoir #novel #romanzo


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182. Getting ready to rumble #Japan #graphic #memoir #webcomic #joshipuroresu


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My 30 MILLIONS GONNA BE FUCKING PAID ! My Memoir book that exposes all the human rights abuses done to me which I have survived from! Peace with the evil worshipping gov't don't exsists! #book #memoir #freedom #survived #gangstalking #news #un #humanrights #deathtoUSA #deathtoalljews #deathtoamerican #deathtoDC


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Book 113. Breaking & Mending by Joanna Cannon. (I am very behind on reviews! Oops!) What a beautiful, frank, hopeful and heartbreaking book. Through a series of essay like chapters Joanna Cannon, who many of you will know and love for her two fabulous novels, tells of her journey to becoming a doctor and what happens when you’re out on the wards, with snippets of her own personal and family health throughout. Breaking & Mending does so much within its pages. It looks at the human condition and how we should always listen to others and look past what we see at face value. It looks at the fractures (understatement) in the NHS. It looks at how we should deal with patients as well as how we should remember doctors are human to. It looks at kindness in all its forms, sometimes where it can be human. It also reminds us to embrace life because it can all be gone all too quickly, wonderfully doing this with a poignant hope. It broke my heart and mended it again. Stunning. @drjocannon @profile.books @wellcomecollection #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #joannacannon #breakingandmending #bibliophile #book #instabook #readersofinstagram #read #bookworm #memoir #nonfiction #reader #instaread #booklover #savidgereads #bookish #instareader #heart #turquoise


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Did you ever come across a book you just knew you had to read?⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣Flying Alone was that book for me. I know several people who suffer from MS. Including my best friend since I was 7.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣She's brave, courageous, and pretty darn awesome. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣And most of the time - she seems “fine.'' I think that's the biggest misunderstanding of MS. It's fairly invisible. The pain and fatigue isn't always obvious. Symptoms and flareups present differently for each person. It's very unpredictable.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣I went into this thinking, "This will help me understand MS. I will learn from this book.”⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣This is what I learned:⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣✈️ The rigorous training, flight hours and steps to become a pilot is INSANE. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣✈️ Those fun 'Will you marry me?’ banner ads are SO very dangerous to tow. Mad respect for the pilots that do so.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣✈️ That you NEVER EVER want to run out of gas while flying a plane.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣✈️ And I learned that @bethyorkauthor is a bad ass. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣You notice I didn't mention MS. In fact - I learned nothing about the disease. Because it didn't shape or mold Beth - she vowed to live her life with no restrictions. It does not define her. And it does not define my best friend.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣So it did help me understand, in a totally different way than I was expecting. ⁣⁣⁣⁣❤️ ⁣ ⁣Thanks so much to @fsbassociates for sending me this uplifting and fascinating memoir! Flying Alone is available now and my full extended review is up on the blog!⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣And if you’re interested in learning more about Multiple Sclerosis, visit www.nationalmssociety.org⁣⁣⁣ . . . #flyingalone #memoir #flying #airplanes #ms #multiplesclerosis #femalepilots #girlpower #nonfiction #bookiehelper #bookiehelpers #bionicbookbabes #bookshivers #bookapotamus #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #bookstoread #bookworm


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My Memoir book that exposes all the human rights abuses done to me which I have survived from! Peace with the evil worshipping gov't don't exsists! #book #memoir #freedom #survived #gangstalking #news #un #humanrights #deathtoUSA #deathtoalljews #deathtoamerican #deathtoDC


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My 30 MILLIONS GONNA BE FUCKING PAID ! My Memoir book that exposes all the human rights abuses done to me which I have survived from! Peace with the evil worshipping gov't don't exsists! #book #memoir #freedom #survived #gangstalking #news #un #humanrights #deathtoUSA #deathtoalljews #deathtoamerican #deathtoDC


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The 11 books at GoodShortBooks.com have the answers to your problems/concerns about relationships, parenting, bullying, etc.!! 11 books in nine different genres!! THEY’RE GREAT (in Tony the Tiger’s voice)!! ORDER TODAY!! #memoir #parenting #parenthood #relationships #relationshipgoals #relationship101 #sexappeal #sex #easyrecipes #recipes #childrensbooks #children #fairytail #childrenseducation #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #quotes❤️ #quoteslover #health #healthyliving #breastcancer #cancer #cancer#cancersurvivor #cancerwarrior #spirituality #karma #karma♻️ #karmaisabitch #books


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First, have a vision. If you don’t have a vision of a better life, environment, job, self, how can you get there? -⁣ -⁣ -⁣ -⁣ -⁣ -⁣ -⁣ -⁣ -


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My Memoir book that exposes all the human rights abuses done to me which I have survived from! Peace with the evil worshipping gov't don't exsists! #book #memoir #freedom #survived #gangstalking #news #un #humanrights #deathtoUSA #deathtoalljews #deathtoamerican #deathtoDC


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My first love is writing. I mostly do commissioned pieces now, though it’s not the same as pulling something from your soul and writing no holds barred. . I have something simmering on the back burner right now. I don’t know where it’s going or why, but it’s happening and I’m going with the flow. . Make time for your loves and passions, the non human kinds. They are also the windows to your soul. . . . . . . . . . . . #writersofinstagram #writer #mediumwriter #booklover #readingislife #reading📖 #readingnook #writingtips #writinginspiration #soulwork #motivational #writerslife #thejoyofwriting #memoir #creativejournaling #writersociety #writers_den_ #readinglife #wordsofencouragement #freelancewriter #tunbridgewellsbusiness #wordswithqueens #healingvibrations #


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@barryzitomusic shared one of his most vulnerable moments with @jessicavilchis this morning, which he talks more about in his new memoir, Curveball. Take a listen ⚾️


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I am excited and humbled by the nice things early readers have said about my memoir! You can be one of the first people to preview American Daughter by visiting www.american-daughter.com ❤️Link in bio.


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C'est le 28 juilliet 2016, Le Deux Magots: I wandered around the 6th Arr on Rue Saint Germain. After walking a few blocks, I discovered another Hemingway haunt called Les Deux Magots, and I sat outdoors in the second row to watch the people and drink a café. Je prende le petit dejeuner. J’ai les oeufs sur le plat et salade mèlangèe. This means, I’ll take a breakfast. I have fried eggs and a mixed salad. My grammar sucks. I witnessed a pick-pocketing across the street. As a tourist was taking money out of the ATM, the distraction was long enough for a kid and a woman to race up and snatch her purse, while two other kids ran interference. A man lunged and grabbed the two kids and held them down until the police came and took them away. The American couple sitting in front of me had a conversation about the incident with the waiter in full blown English: “Did you see that, they just stole that lady’s purse over there across the street," she said. French waiter: “quoi?” He had no idea what she was talking about and certainly didn’t know what “stole” meant, but undeterred, she kept emphasizing the word “steal” by saying it louder and slower, just like the Far Side cartoon in which the lady with the cat glasses speaks English to the dogs and they don’t understand. The woman continued to babble with the waiter in English and he just shrugged and said "oui," and she couldn’t care less if he was actually listening. After they left, another American couple sat down. The man wore the costume d’Americain: Ray-ban aviators, a blue Polo shirt, seersucker shorts and Birkenstocks. Like the couple before, they didn’t bother trying French. After them, a Korean-American couple sat down. Not a lick of French out of them either. “Hey, you guys have WIFI?” she said to the waiter. “You guys?” Classic. It got me thinking, what if Trump could get elected? . . #memoir #journaladdict #parisstory #parisjournal #parisobviously #lifejourney #parismemoirs #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwriting #menwhowrite #travelmemoirs #depressionawareness #writersofinsta #lifejournal #inspiringstories #doitinParis #everydayParisien #parisjadore #myparis #bestfromparis


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Dr. Kondev’s Post of the Day: . “Burn the Place” Is a Thrilling, Disquieting Memoir of Addiction and Coming of Age” by Helen Rosner . “Iliana Regan’s memoir “Burn the Place” is the first food book to be long-listed for the National Book Award since “Julia Child and More Company,” in 1980.” . 🔸Want to continue reading? Click on the link on my profile located in my bio!🔸 . #westportct #stratfordct #stamfordct #fairfieldct #milfordct #newhavenct #southportct #bridgeportct #ansoniact #branfordct #norwalkct #orangect #fairfieldcounty #newhavencounty #psychiatry #psychiatrist #psychology #alcoholism #addiction #recovery #ilianaregan #memoir #thenewyorker


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So get out there and tolerate it.


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I'm a bit at a loss for words with which to describe Tove Ditlevsen's "Copenhagen Trilogy" (translated by Tiina Nunnally & Michael Favala Goldman). Her three memoirs - Childhood, Youth, Dependency - have been constantly on my mind since I finished reading the last one. From a childhood in poverty to the discovery of poetry as an escape to becoming one of Denmark's most revered authors - they lay testament to Ditlevsen's immense skill. Each of the three has its own distinct tone. What holds them together is their unflinching honesty. Whether it's sexuality, abusive relationships, failing marriages or addiction, Ditlevsen's prose is always precise, becoming more and more urgent from book to book. Ditlevsen's (1917-1978) poems are part of the curriculum in Danish schools, yet as far as I know, none of her books are currently in print in Germany, nor in the UK, with the exception of the Copenhagen Trilogy. I hope that the publication of the latter marks the starting point of a series of re-issues. (keine Werbung / selbst gekauft) #toveditlevsen #copenhagentrilogy #memoir #frauenlesen #scandinavianliterature #womenintranslation #bibliophile


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Triumph Against All Odds….’The Prettiest Horse In The Glue Factory’ by Corey White Our review: Corey White has written a tragically authentic memoir, an inspiring book about survival against the odds. Using his trademark comedic prowess, Corey tells his story- a story of deep struggle yet littered throughout with laugh-out-loud moments. Corey speaks with a survivor’s vulnerability and strength, an ultra intelligent, funny and bravely inspired young man that writes openly of his exposure to domestic violence and family dysfunction throughout childhood. Substance abuse, violence, poverty, hunger and humiliation came to mark Corey’s world, and with the sudden death of his mother and his father in jail, he is forced to enter the foster care system. Corey speaks so openly of the impact the foster care system had on his psyche, speaking out from experience, he brilliantly advocates for broken young people that are forging their way as he did, often times, entirely alone. ‘The Prettiest Horse In The Glue Factory’ is a memoir of a tenacious inner strength, of life and hope.  Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books @mrcoreywhite @penguinrandomhouse


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Raindrops on roses And whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things My favorite things - Julie Andrews 'The sound of music' movie was very popular in my family when I was growing up. First released in 1965, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays a young Austrian postulant in Salzburg, Austria, in 1938 who is sent to the villa of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. After bringing love and music into the lives of the family, she marries the officer and together with the children find a way to survive the loss of their homeland to the Nazis. #raindropsonroses #myfavouritethings #soundofmusic #julieandrews #memoir #Mariavontrapp


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Tis the season to grab a blanket, a warm drink ☕️ and a good book or two! 📚 Take a look at some of the reasons I LoVe diving into a good 🌀memoir🌀& a few quick reviews of some of my favorites. ~linkinbio~ #smorgasblogs #review #books #cozyup #memoir #biography #bookworm #tistheseason #readersofinstagram


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Знаете, очень часто мы теряем самое важное в силу своей жадности. Когда нужно пережить, переждать, мы не намерены идти на уступки. Жажда и голод затмевают рассудок и мы лишь хотим получить все и сразу, ведь жизнь столь коротка. Но порой, чтобы получить это ‘все и сразу’ и не потерять ещё больше времени на восстановление, нужно все же дать время и шанс не только себе, но и тому, кто может стать твоим будущим. * Saben, muy a menudo perdemos lo más importante debido a nuestra codicia. Cuando necesite sobrevivir, esperar, no tenemos la intención de hacer concesiones. La sed y el hambre eclipsan la mente y solo queremos tener todo de una vez, porque la vida es muy corta. Pero a veces, para obtener "todo a la vez" y no perder aún más tiempo para recuperarse, aún así necesitas dar tiempo y una oportunidad no solo para ti mismo, pero y para alguien que pueda convertirse en tu futuro. * (“Lines” by Lina Engel) * #lines #novel #linaengel #goldilocksdiary #ainublood #mood #waves #thoughts #book #writer #lookingforpublisher #アイヌ #帰りたい #проза #современнаяпроза #мемуары #dreams #memory #memoir #aquamarinehair #bluehair #chameleoneyes #oceaneyes


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From a lovely session by Contact contributor Jared Stapp with Chanel Miller, the rape survivor turned memoir writer, author of “Know My Name.” #chanelmiller #memoir #rapesurvivor #rapevictim #portraitphotography #jaredstapp #contactpressimages


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For the Love of White Space, 1 Remember how I wrote the other day that I agreed with Sarah Manguso? That “fragmented” may not always the best way to describe writing made up of small parts? I’m still not sure what to call this sort of writing that I love. Collaged? Segmented? Mosaic? Here’s what I really want to call it: white-spaced. When I open a book and see lots of white space, I think: yes! There will be room for me to *think* with this book. I thought it might be fun to share some recent favorite books that revel in the white space. 5 things I love about Joy Enough by @sarah_mccoll : 1. McColl writes in vignettes. Single memories, precise and evocative, that stand in for a larger whole. Their associative quality mimics memory itself. 2. McColl butts sections up against one another without connective tissue so we have to consider why the sections are connected. We get to figure it out, bringing our own experiences into the figuring. She follows a section about grief with a story of a writer friend seeing her mother in the audience at her reading (after McColl’s mother has died.) There’s no reflection in this section. We know what McColl is thinking. It hits me in the gut. 3. That although this is a book about grief, it’s really a book about keeping her mother alive. Allison is someone you will wish you knew, and I suppose that’s the point. 4. Her mother says things like, “It makes me very sad to think of my precious, luscious daughter reading about drug therapies. Pursue happiness, pleasure, and sensual delight! Cook, ride your bike, pick out your spring clothes. Just live harder! That is the medicine.” 5. And McColl writes lines like: “There was no other purpose for a meal than this: for my mother and me to unfold our napkins in our laps and sit side by side until the sun sank behind the barn and I rose to clear the plates, empty or not, and switch on the overhead light so we could stay and stay and stay.” . . . #fortheloveofwhitespace #wonderfarmreads #memoir #amreading #amwriting #amstudying


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HEY! Did you know you’re over 743% more likely to have worthwhile experiences outside your comfort zone? Quick, get out there!! Visit foolsandscoundrels.com for inspiration. #authenticexperience #selfgrowth #freedomtotravel #freedomoftravel #travel #photography #travelphotography #beauty #fashion #lifestyle #blog #travelblogger #travelblogger #wanderlust #adventure #asia #europe #southamerica #africa #australia #memoir #worldtraveler #hostel #budget #literature #literary #culture #nepal #zebra #cutecouples


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I like to play that game where you step on dry leaves, listen to that satisfactory crunching sound they make. In the early fall mornings, the dew drops leave them soft and protected in their awakening, the softness of their bodies a moment of reprieve before an inevitable decay. #BlackAndWhite #DayOneHundredSixtySix #Memoir #Writing #CNF #Stories #Sunol #CreativeNonfiction #California #Autumn #Dew #InevitableDecay #Project365 #365Project #Monochrome #BWPhoto #InstaPic


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In my Design Matters conversation with the amazing @debbiemillman, I talk about how cooking for someone for the first time can be like losing your virginity, and explain why becoming a chef would have been a bad idea. Link in profile 👆🏻 . . . #motherlandthememoir #memoir #debbiemillman #motherland #designmatters #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #sva


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I have had this all day and still he won’t stop , because he wants to destroy my book , I have worked hard to write the chapters , threats and emotional blackmail , he said he will destroy my written memoir while I am asleep , I will not be silenced and I will not tolerate any abuse, domestic violence, people from family members are really putting pressure on me , I didn’t do this hard work and not publish, playing psychological games, taking fun out of someone’s mental health too , these threats have been going on for months and today , he’s breaking things in the house , he was the one broke tv and rest of stuff , abusers are playing psychological games! #england #memoir #nomoresilence #imnotafriadtotell #honourbasedabuse #threats #emotionalblackmail #domesticviolence #speakingup #risks #mentalhealthissues #adversechildhoodexperiences #psychologicalgames #genderbasedviolence. I am still in my bedroom since this afternoon and I had to put furniture against the bedroom door , #reportcrimes


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“It was at this time that everything inside of me—all the experiences I have had related to my race and who I am as a person—began to blend together and patterns began to form before my eyes. #BWNL #KHR #blackwasnotalabel #KathrynHRoss #author #book #memoir


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Getting beautified for our big NYC #gracefulwomanwarrior Book Talk!! So incredibly excited to bring Terri’s legacy of living fully in the face of #metastaticbreastcancer home. Deep gratitude to Terri’s alma mater, The Silberman School of Social Work, for hosting❤️ #breastcancerawareness #memoir #authorsofinstagram #socialworker #griefjourney #motherlessdaughters #childrengrievetoo


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Just sent this pic by someone who bought my book with the following words: • “.....your poor wife! She deserves a medal!” • “....this makes me want to travel!” • “....bravo! It’s all about the journey and not just the destination!” #firsttimeauthor #surreybc #BritLit #brownenglishman #myfirstbook #selfpublishing #vancouver #memoir #westernskybooks #authorsofinstagram #debut-author #britsinvancouver #writersofinstagram #writersofig #britsincanada #britfestcanada #bookclubs #canadareads #instagrambookclub #instagrambookreview #dailyhive #canadianauthors #selfpublishing cries_of_pen


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“This collection began taking shape in the summer of 2015, though I didn’t know it then. #BWNL #KHR #blackwasnotalabel #KathrynHRoss #author #book #memoir


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Lynn McLaughlin @lynnmcla #Canadian #memoir STEERING THROUGH IT won 2019 @ReadersFavorite #honorablemention for #audiobook #nonfiction! Narrated by Marnye Young @AudioSorceress Read about it: http://ow.ly/WXGM50wqD71 #GetYourStoryOn!


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"You owe your solidarity to others, but you do not owe anyone your personal experiences, your traumas, access to your life,” says acclaimed writer Nicole Chung (@nicolesjchung) after publishing her debut memoir All You Can Ever Know. Read our full #PENTen interview with Nicole Chung by clicking the link in our bio!


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Some of you might know her as the Gluten-Free Girl. Once you read her newest memoir, ENOUGH: NOTES FROM A WOMAN WHO HAS FINALLY FOUND IT, you will know Shauna M. Ahern as the woman who has declared that she is enough. As she is. No more body shaming, no more feeling as if she needs to live up to other’s expectations of who she needs to be, because she is living life as she was meant to be. This is not settling. By no means. This is happiness. After a disturbing childhood, filled with fear, lack of confidence, and pretty much cooped up in her own house, not by her own choosing, Ahern comes into her own. Late in life, but again, no shame. These were the cards she was dealt, and once her wings are unclipped, she begins to soar. Slowly. Ahern had to discover much on her own. To learn to trust others even though this was not something she was taught at home. While learning from books was never a problem, the rest of the world posed the biggest threat of all. Taking risks she never dreamed possible finally enable her to experience life beyond the small world of her parents’ house. This is not to say that life was as rosy as it appeared on her engaging food blog. There were numerous obstacles from celiac disease to fertility struggles to her husband’s alcoholism. The essays in ENOUGH give you a privileged view of a young girl to present day woman. Whose pain has faded but its shadow lingers. Whose childhood memories are carefully examined, understood, and the fully realized woman is ready to move on. When is enough enough? Ahern discovers her enoughness in stages. Her revelation is something to behold. No spoilers here. New post on #bookwormingtonight {link in profile} #bookworm #booklove #memoir #enough #enoughisenough


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Our 2nd Literatour Berks Author, Angela Himsel, presented her moving story of her journey to Judaism and explained the significance to the title of her book, A River Could Be A Tree. Thanks to @jfedreadingberks for hosting this event. @angelahimsel @jewishbookcouncil @sinkingspringpubliclibrary #arivercouldbeatree #memoir #journey #judaism #literatourberks


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“Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings—who was I to feel shame in the face of such care?” - from Hair #BWNL #KHR #blackwasnotalabel #KathrynHRoss #author #book #memoir


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#CurrentlyReading and LAUGHING! They are inappropriately hilarious and so obviously in love. ♥️ #readabook #readersofinstagram #reader #readers #memoir #lovestory #ilovereading #ilovebooks #readabook


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Please like & share! 'Getting the Buggers to Turn Out' by Bob Smith, for sale on Amazon now—link in bio Read the stories behind the atheltes and clubs competing in UK long-distance competition, from the manager of cross country and road relay teams of the Newham & Essex Beagles @newhamandessexbeaglesac (2000–2015) All profits from this printing run—and any that follow—to be donated to the Princess Alice Hospice @pahospice in Bob's memory #bobsmith #crosscountry #athletics #roadrunning #marathon #newhamandessexbeagles #NEB #woodfordgreenandessexladies #belgraveharriers #bedfordandcountyac #morpethharriers #aldershotfarnhamanddistrictathleticsclub #running #run #selfpublishing #book #memoir


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Last night I sat mute in a ‘cone of silence’ while fellow memoirists reviewed a chunk of my manuscript. I took notes. They debated what worked well and what didn’t, key themes and questions, gaps and cut-candidates. Now I’m wading through feedback. I debated alcohol, but chose coffee. Think I’ll need alcohol later. #writing #memoir #holocaustsurvivor #needcoffee #neverforget #childrenofholocaustsurvivors #weremember #keepgoing #amediting #storytelling #motherdaughter #aussiewriters


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Lost Boy Found is published! Purchase a copy for yourself or a friend on @amazon today. Furthermore, if you would like to show your support for me by posting a positive review of the book, please do so. It would mean the world to me. #publishing #memoir #amazon #kindle #read #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #read #nowreading


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Lovely meeting essayist @joannapocock at the Danforth yesterday. We have signed copies of her memoir Surrender recounting how she, her husband & 7 year old daughter left their lives in England with just a suitcase each to live in Montana. @houseofanansi #memoir #naturewriting #environment #montana #signedcopies #Surrender #americanwest


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«Αν διαβάσετε μόνο ένα βιβλίο φέτος, φροντίστε να είναι αυτό.» ~Daily Express . #klidarithmos #booklover #reading #newbook #bookstagram #instabook #bookphotography #bestseller #storytelling #nonfiction #memoir #doctor #juniorsdoctorlife #secretdiary #adamkay #thisisgoingtohurt


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most of us know who brock turner is...a rapist. for quite some time we never knew the victim, we only knew her as emily doe. chanel miller is her name. she wrote a victim impact statement that has given countless people courage to share their stories about sexual assault. chanel is a beautiful writer and human. i am grateful she has been abele to share her story with this memoir “know my name”. stories like these are ones we can no longer ignore 💙


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MUST READ A memoir about a journey through a ruptured brain AVM told from the perspectives of myself, as a survivor, and my sister, Erica. Use the link in my bio to get yours today! #motivationalspeaker #positivity #resilience faith #family #strength #potd #tbisurvivor #stroke #strokesurvivor #avmsurvivor #braininjury #inspiration #empathy #payitforward #helpothers #qotd #authorsofinstagram #author #memoir #linkinbio


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"In ‘Home’ I was an adult telling a child’s story, but in ‘Home Work’ I am telling the story of my adult life. I wanted to write about how things came at me, about paying my dues, about learning my craft, learning who I was, learning to parent, all the homework that I did.” Julie Andrews on her new memoir 'Home Work'. #julieandrewsonline #julieandrews #jaodaily #jao #home #homework #autobiography #memoir


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One time a girl with copper colored hair wore red pants and a pink sweater to school and all day I could not take my eyes off her. I did not yet know about Rothko, and I guarantee you neither did she, but I can tell you this right now—that day she achieved some sort of harmonious I don’t give a fuck perfection that I have carried with me from that day to this as a beacon, a solace, a belief that we are here to enact, six ways to Sunday, our most glorious, creative, feels-exactly-right-I-cannot-say why inner beauty.#memoir #illustration #drawing #colorblocking #fashion #style #fashiondrawing #rothko #art (With thanks to @ehaidle for the black line inspiration)


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Memoir lovers will enjoy this deal from our sister imprint! Head to TransformationMediaBooks.com to snag Tragedy in Sedona for over 30% off either #paperback or #ebook.⠀ ⠀ #amreading #mustread #sedona #sweatlodge #memoir #memoirlovers #amreadingmemoir #amwritingmemoir #arizona #truecrime #religion #spirituality #jamesarthurray #spirituality #nonfiction #biography #kindle⠀ ⠀ https://buff.ly/33u0NOV


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#currentlyreading @nadiyajhussain finding my voice about her life journey. She won Bake off and is a baker, presenter and cookery writer. Cant wait to read it! #nadiyahussain #findingmyvoice #books #book #bookstagram #nonfiction #literary #booknerd #booklover #reading #readersofinstagram #author #bookshelf #memoir #bookworm #bookstagrammer


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