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- Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 27.99
A mother?s story of raising an autistic son, navigating the vaccine court, and confronting the widespread denial of a link between vaccines and autism. At four months old, Porter Bridges went in for his well-baby checkup and received an array of vaccines. That night he spiked a 105-degree fever and had a two-hour grand mal seizure. He was rushed... more...
- Parallax Press 2015; US$ 12.99
Before she became a Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Dang Nghiem was a doctor. She?d traveled far in her 43 years. Born during the Tet Offensive and part of the amnesty for Amerasian children of the late 1970s, Dang Nghiem arrived in this country virtually penniless and with no home. She lived with three foster families, but... more...
- Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99
A poignant memoir of a full life and an impending death, written by one of America?s foremost journalists during his battle with terminal cancer. For three decades, from the end of World War II well into the Watergate era, internationally renowned newspaper and magazine columnist Stewart Alsop was a fixture on the Washington, DC, political... more...
- HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99
A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at thirty-three, based on the author?s viral Buzzfeed essay Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on New Year?s Eve 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world?quite literally?upside down. By New Year?s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 26.99
Issa Ibrahim's memoir details in searing prose his development of severe mental illness leading to the accidental killing of his mother, his acquittal by reason of insanity, and his subsequent commission to a mental hospital for nearly 20 years. Raised in an idyllic creative environment, mom and dad cultivating his talent, Issa watches his family's... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99
I learned from my family that most things could be achieved ? the challenge was finding a way. Blind from birth, Graeme Innes was blessed. Blessed because he had a family who refused to view his blindness as a handicap and who instilled in him a belief in his own abilities. Blessed because he had the determination to persevere when obstacles were put... more...
- Marshall Cavendish 2016; US$ 10.99
From the ICU to the psychiatric ward, student nurse Irwin Choo takes us on a journey into the world of nursing in a typical hospital in Penang, Malaysia. As a teenager, Irwin knew he wanted to be a nurse despite the objections from his family. With great determination, he persevered in following his heart and clinched a sponsorship for a three-year... more...
- Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 5.99
Die Rega ist im Inland verehrt, geliebt und bewundert, im Ausland als Organisation und Partnerin respektiert. Gegen 2,4 Millionen Gönnerinnen und Gönner bilden ihr Rückgrat und ermöglichen landesweite Luftrettung und weltweite Repatriierung verletzter und erkrankter Menschen. In "1414" lässt Franziska Schläpfer Menschen sprechen, von denen die Rega... more...
- Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 14.99
Niklaus Flütsch kam 1964 in Zürich zur Welt. Als Bettina. Das Kind trug alle äußeren Zeichen eines Mädchens, wurde von seiner Umgebung auch eindeutig als solches wahrgenommen, fühlte sich aber als Junge. Im Alter von vier Jahren bat es seine Mutter, sich die langen Haare schneiden zu dürfen. Die Enttäuschung, dass mit den fallenden Haaren nicht automatisch... more...