Biographies & Memoirs

David Goggins – Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare – poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes. The …

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Kathy Thorson Gruhn – Drug Tested for Being Happy: True Stories to Make You Laugh

Kathy Thorson Gruhn grew up in the small town of Blooming Prairie in southern Minnesota. She moved to the South with her husband in the late ’70s and currently lives on a horse farm in Tryon, North Carolina. She has two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Before becoming a writer, she was a speech pathologist …

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Craig Savoye – Cowboys, Ranchers, and Assorted Characters

A number of years ago, I heard some stories about ranch and Western life I thought were among the funniest anecdotes I had ever heard. It started a quest. Over a 10-year span, I interviewed 150 cowboys, ranchers, and others, mostly in Texas and Nebraska. The result is Cowboys, Ranchers, and Assorted Characters: True Tales …

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Akio Oikawa – The Art of Kumiko Transcends Time: This Intricate Japanese Form of Woodwork Looks as Good Today as Ever

The Japan News is an English-language daily newspaper published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper with the largest circulation in the nation. Launched in 1955, the English paper was long known as The Daily Yomiuri but changed to its current name in April 2013 as part of a major renewal of the newspapers …

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