Badges, Bears, and Eagles by Steven T. Callan

Badges, Bears, and Eagles: The True-Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden (240 pages), by Steven T. Callan, is a fascinating and often humorous collection of stories from Callan’s eventful and unusually successful career as a California fish and game warden. “This engrossing memoir by debut author Callan lets readers in on highlights…

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Being Fruitful without Multiplying

Being Fruitful without Multiplying: Stories and Essays from around the World (226 pages), is an anthology of true stories by many women and a few men revolving around the elements of nature and nurture that led to their decisions not to procreate. The introduction is by Patricia Yvette, and the main stories are written by…

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Army of the Potomac by Peter G. Beidler

Peter G. Beidler’s newest work is a slice of history from the American Civil War, as revealed in the letters of his great grandfather, William Cross Hazelton. Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Letters of William Cross Hazelton of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry Regiment (242 pages) is an absorbing mix of love letters, historical…

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One Gay American by Dennis Milam Bensie

One Gay American (242 pages), is a memoir by theatrical wigmaker Dennis Milam Bensie about growing up gay in small-town America. One Gay American was a finalist in the 2013 Indie Excellence Awards and 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The Advocate voted Bensie’s first memoir, Shorn: Toys to Men, “One of the Best Overlooked…

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A Kosher Dating Odyssey by Van Wallach

A Kosher Dating Odyssey: One Former Texas Baptist’s Quest for a Naughty & Nice Jewish Girl (204 pages), a humorous memoir about the special challenges of dating when you’re an ex-Baptist Jewish intellectual single guy. “The perfect mixture of self-deprecating humor and introspection.” —Hilary Daninhirsch, ForeWord Digital Reviews “A humorous exploration of cross-faith dating, A…

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Gas Drilling and the Fracking of a Marriage by Stephanie Hamel

Gas Drilling and the Fracking of a Marriage (238 pages), by Stephanie C. Hamel, is a memoir about an environmental scientist who is tempted to betray her ideals by the promise of extravagant royalties. “In [this] fascinating exploration … Hamel is unflinching in presenting her own conflicted feelings and the difficulties that crop up from…

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Destination Tent City by Mark Feuerer

Destination Tent City, AZ (168 pages), is an account of one woman’s experiences after she is arrested for drinking and driving, “as told to” Mark Feuerer. “This timely book should serve as a document to hasten the end of Arpaio’s brutal reign and Arizona’s overzealous policy of making money from—and routinely ruining the lives of—people…

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Shorn: Toys to Men, by Dennis Milam Bensie

Shorn: Toys to Men (268 pages), is a memoir by Theatrical Hair Designer and Wigmaker Dennis Milam Bensie about his traumatic childhood and subsequent struggles with the compulsion to cut hair. “A poignant read about a little-known issue,” writes Julie Kane in the Library Journal. “What I’m Telling My Friends: Particularly topical in these days…

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