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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2012 16:37:17 GMT
My name is adele lubin and I have written my autobiography I am just an ordinary person as in not being a selebrity. I have had quite an unconventional life being born in 1946 just after the war and being a 60s child I grew up very quickly and had a colourful life my bookmy website is trouble with sex .net you can have a view of myself and the book I hope you will find it interesting

Posted on 24 Jan 2012 04:17:09 GMT
Written Tears - By Chip Marchbank

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 22:54:56 GMT
Hi Tracy. I was suggesting that you have a look at my book on amazon it called the story of a tailors daughter trouble with sex its a true autobiography of my life its very unconventional and full of activity

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 20:59:37 GMT
phoenix says:
Try Psychotic Memoirs - Has no celebrity status. Book also known as Psychotic Memoirs Coming out the journey within.

Posted on 26 Jan 2012 21:03:32 GMT
phoenix says:
Psychotic Memoirs aka Psychotic Memoirs (Coming out the journey within.) a lyrical coming of age memoir which can get a bit deep or crazy (whatever you want to call it). Quick addictive read.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2012 21:07:44 GMT
phoenix says:
Want a rollercoaster ride then try psychotic memoirs a coming of age yarn with a bit of a kick

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 15:55:42 GMT
For something different try FIGHTING FOR THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION (Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire). It's available as a hardback or as an ebookFighting for the French Foreign Legion: Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 13:10:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2012 13:11:21 GMT
Sharon-E says:
Try John Jochimsen's 80 Years Gone In A Flash 80 Years Gone In A Flash - The Memoirs of a Photojournalist(photojournalist) or Bea Swedien's Under The Red Blanket Under The Red Blanketwhich covers her time in India with headhunting tribes.

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 13:58:21 GMT
Try, "Journeying Mercies, Tuesday Was Gone." This is blatant self promotion, but it is the best book I have ever written. It is the true life story about growing up in the wilds of Africa during the colonial era. Traveling by ship, plane, train, donkey, pirogue and truck, I traveled through desert and sea, across the USA, Canada, Europe and what became my home, Africa. Boarding school was hell, Christmas was divine. The lions coughed outside our fence while I slept under the Milky Way. I traveled back in time to revisit and re-experience my memories in the writing of this book. I know you will enjoy it. Bob

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 14:01:08 GMT
Try, "Journeying Mercies, Tuesday Was Gone." This is blatant self promotion, but it is the best book I have ever written. It is the true life story about growing up in the wilds of Africa during the colonial era. Traveling by ship, plane, train, donkey, pirogue and truck, I traveled through desert and sea, across the USA, Canada, Europe and what became my home, Africa. Boarding school was hell, Christmas was divine. The lions coughed outside our fence while I slept under the Milky Way. I traveled back in time to revisit and re-experience my memories in the writing of this book. I know you will enjoy it. Bob

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2012 21:49:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jan 2012 18:16:21 GMT
Would Nobby Kain be ordinary enough for you? if so you might want to read, The Early Callers Son and Doodlebugs over Dagenham, both these books are about the life of my father Harry (Nobby) Kain, begining when he was a boy helping his father to go about his Early Caller or 'Knocker Upper' round, I wrote Doodlebugs over Dagenham because some readers said that they wanted to know more about Harry and this tells of the life of Harry and his family during the 1939-45 war.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2012 17:42:35 GMT
Dr. JC Segen says:
try Dear Ex-Family, by a Dr Smith

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jan 2012 17:46:31 GMT
im fine - dealing with bi-polar is now FREE....

nothing to lose, giving that a go :)

Posted on 1 Feb 2012 00:06:18 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Feb 2012 00:14:49 GMT
JB says:
Try

There's a calf in the sitting room.... a great tale about growing up on a Welsh farm in the 50's.

A Sheffield Boy,

Two and Two Halves ... and a dog. A Blackburn Childhood (A Blackburn Childhood 1940-58),

It Wasn't Me Sir!: The Childhood and Schooldays of Bernard Carter,

Son of My Father - Me, My Dad and Derby County FC,

Expat Evertonian The diary of a football fan working abroad Part 1: World Service Wilderness,

Cockney Girl

All are available on kindle now or coming soon and are good reads. I hope you like them.

If you want to get your story published try contacting Steve.caron@jmdmedia.co.uk

Posted on 1 Feb 2012 12:52:07 GMT
My book is free today: Surviving Schizophrenia: A Memoir

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012 14:55:50 GMT
W. H. Parker says:
A very real account of life in Guernsey during WWII Life in Occupied Guernsey: The Diaries of Ruth Ozanne 1940-1945

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012 19:46:54 GMT
May I recommend my own autobiogrpahy " No Love Here- a Priest's Journey". It takes the reader from the tenements of Govan, Glasgow's shipbuilding district to the Vatican. In between, an extraordinary unfolds until the former priest and his family are evicted from their London home, due to the criminal conduct of his solicitor /partenr.
One Irish publisher, having read the synopsis, said; " We don't publish fiction."

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012 17:00:20 GMT
Galuppi says:
I came across this question below a notice for my own book: Rude Awakenings: An American Historian's Encounters with Nazism, Communism, and McCarthyism, which is populated by unknown and compelling people. My purpose was to move the "unknown" to the known, to make their lives as vivid as those of more "celebrated" people.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2012 17:57:19 GMT
Hi Martin,
Your name is familier to me. I lived with a guy named Martin Gordon about 27 years ago. So you caught my eye. I would be interested in buying your book it sounds eventful. Bit like mine hard to believe its true. MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ MINE IT IS CALLED STORY OF A TAILORS DAUGHTER TROUBLE WITH SEX. iT ALSO IS AN AMAZING STORY wHAT IS YOUR BOOK CALLED i WILL BUY IT.gOOD LUCK WITH IT

Posted on 5 Feb 2012 08:31:05 GMT
Pat says:
Not sure if these have been mentioned yet - all of them are about 'ordinary' women who step out of their comfort zone to lead a secret life

An English Madam: Life and Work of Cynthia Payne

Lapping it up, an ordinary woman, who lived an extraordinary life. (Soft Target Series)

Miss Sharpe Takes Control: Escape from a Control Freak

Posted on 5 Feb 2012 17:52:14 GMT
S. L. Parker says:
Kiss the Sunset Pig by Laurie McGough - an amazing book.

Posted on 5 Feb 2012 18:05:37 GMT
Marie Rivers says:
Great book by a regular guy growing up in northern NY. Goes into his life as a teenager, GI, sky marshel and US Treasury Agent. Full of personnel and at one time classified info. "Memoirs of a US Federal Agent" by Michael Paar

Posted on 6 Feb 2012 20:14:15 GMT
IR Macdonald - have you considered self-publishing? It is easy and free through Amazon and it would be a real shame not to do so after all your hard work. I'm sure you have had an interesting life and it would be worth sharing, even if just for family and friends. I self-published my memoir in paperback and on Kindle and it didn't cost a cent. It was such an accomplishment for me and possibly the first and only thing I followed through in my life! All the best, I hope you consider this.
Kindest,
Leila Summers

Posted on 7 Feb 2012 08:56:43 GMT
E. Freeman says:
The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer.An ordinary man thrown into an extraordinary war
Brilliant and very well written

Posted on 7 Feb 2012 09:19:05 GMT
E. E. Little says:
Try Who Am I?. It's a short e-book but a great read.
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