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By Michelle L. Whitlock

At age twenty-six, author Michelle L. Whitlock thought she had it all: her health, a promising career, and a budding new romance. Then she learned that she had HPV, and weeks later her worst nightmare became her reality: she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Adamant to preserve her fertility, she refused a radical hysterectomy and chose a less extreme, fertility-saving procedure. The surgery was a success, but just years later—a week after the love of her life proposed—Michelle discovered her cancer was back.

In this memoir, Michelle narrates her journey through and beyond cancer. She took charge of her health care by carefully choosing doctors and her treatment options. In just eight short weeks, she planned a destination wedding, harvested eggs, and with her fiancé, created embryos—their “maybe babies.” She got married and ten days later underwent a radical hysterectomy, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. At twenty-nine, Michelle found herself with a new normal, which included menopause, hot flashes, a shortened vagina, and lack of sexual desire. She opens the door to her most intimate moments, frankly sharing how she worked to regain her sex life and providing other women in this situation a roadmap to do the same.

This is one woman’s story of falling in love, battling HPV and cervical cancer, facing sexual dysfunction and infertility, and becoming her own best advocate. Inspirational, educational and honest, How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice tells the emotional story of love and loss, resilience and survival, empowerment and hope for the future. So if you have a vagina or love someone with a vagina, this book is for you!

"Michelle Whitlock takes readers through a journey of loss and love and ends up giving a blueprint on how to make a comeback. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice will make you laugh and cry and leave you wanting more. There will be no pages left unturned in this deeply personal memoir. This book isn’t just for those who have survived cancer—it’s for the masses. How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice is a thrilling look at life."

—Tamika Felder, founder of Cervivor.org


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By Dr. Margaret Bynum Hill

Author Dr. Margaret Bynum Hill has always been a woman of courage. Unfortunately, she didn’t discover this gift until she became an adult and a senior citizen. In From Sharecropping to Non-Stopping, she takes a look back at her life and how she has been uniquely shaped by the journey of her years.

In this memoir, she proves that even though she wasn’t born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she could still eat and be healthy, wealthy and wise. Hill tells of living the first decade of her life in houses where there was no electricity, indoor plumbing for drinking/cooking water, nor restroom facilities inside the home. She quickly learned from the family’s three-channel television there was a better life out there.

From a two-room school house to earning college degrees, From Sharecropping to Non-Stopping

offers a sense of what it was like growing up in poverty in the South. It narrates how Hill overcame these challenges and others as she became an adult, a teacher, and an administrator.


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By Richard Todd Canton

Richard Todd Canton knows all too well that when tragedy strikes, you can either triumph or fail.

When he was accused of a sexual offense while working as a teacher’s assistant, he looked right into the lens of a television camera and said he’d stood up for every kid in town, and he hoped that someone would stand up for him. Almost everyone did exactly what he asked.

A tireless worker, he’s also been a waiter, a store clerk, a television host, an author, and a newspaper column writer—all at the same time. Long hours have been tough, but he’s gotten satisfaction out of the work.

In this series of vignettes, he urges readers to:

• Never give in to labels or opinion; be your own person.
• Never give up on yourself or others will surely follow.
• Accept the things you cannot change like death; embrace
both good and bad memories, and keep marching.
• Make something good out of life’s toughest situations.

Through a divorce and losing family members and friends, there were times Canton felt lost, but he’s always managed to survive. You can, too, with the realizations in Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful.


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By Richard Todd Canton

Richard Todd Canton knows all too well that when tragedy strikes, you can either triumph or fail.

When he was accused of a sexual offense while working as a teacher’s assistant, he looked right into the lens of a television camera and said he’d stood up for every kid in town, and he hoped that someone would stand up for him. Almost everyone did exactly what he asked.

A tireless worker, he’s also been a waiter, a store clerk, a television host, an author, and a newspaper column writer—all at the same time. Long hours have been tough, but he’s gotten satisfaction out of the work.

In this series of vignettes, he urges readers to:

• Never give in to labels or opinion; be your own person.
• Never give up on yourself or others will surely follow.
• Accept the things you cannot change like death; embrace
both good and bad memories, and keep marching.
• Make something good out of life’s toughest situations.

Through a divorce and losing family members and friends, there were times Canton felt lost, but he’s always managed to survive. You can, too, with the realizations in Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful.


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By Scott Ludwig

One of my favorite comic strips is Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. It’s based on the adventures and misadventures of six-year old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. However, in Calvin’s mind Hobbes is the real deal, and the interactions between the two of them reflect that of a young boy and his living, breathing tiger friend. Calvin’s imagination is the stimulus of one of the most beloved, humorous and heart-warming comic strips of all time.

Calvin is the antithesis of what is going on in the world today. Creativity and imagination seem to have taken a leave of absence recently. Movies and television shows are constantly being remade. New magazines look a lot like those already found on the newsstands. Television commercials are, for the most part sorely lacking in appeal. Radio commercials? Even worse: Same old song, same old story, same old same old.

One of the things I love most about my grandson Krischan is his imagination I’ve seen him invent an entire game using only a couple of sticks, a handful of rocks and an ant bed. I’ve stood by his side as he saw and battled imaginary creatures so passionately I could have sworn I saw them too. I’ve heard him create words for things that make so much more sense to me than the actual word he should be using. The boy has such a vivid imagination I make sure to pay close attention so I don’t miss out on what he does or says next. He is, in a word ‘Calvin.’ Coincidentally my nickname for him since the day he was born is Tiger.

I have very single book chronicling the exploits of Calvin and Hobbes. I’ve been saving them for Krischan so one day he can appreciate the magic Bill Watterson has created. I can’t think of anyone better to pass the books along to, and hope Krischan will be eager to tear into them once he learns how to read.

After he reads this book first, of course.


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By John F. Welsh Jr.

All senior citizens look forward to good health as those later years draw near. But often times that doesn’t happen, and they must deal with their misfortune.

John F. Welsh Jr. is an award-winning author, an ex-newspaper reporter, and a retired grocer. But, most important, he survived a year-long battle with cancer, and then fell victim to an ongoing mystery disease that left him with changed facial features, an inability to chew and swallow solid foods, and sagging eyelids that impaired his vision. He has taken his writing talents into this poignant, compact, and detailed memoir which cautions his fellow seniors of what might be in store for them.

Welsh does this with good humor and the experiences he encountered as he moved from doctor to doctor . . . and from waiting room to waiting room. He makes fun of the gowns he is issued, and refers to his several physicians as his “medical roster.”

His wife, Mary, a retired nurse, serves as his main care-giver and escorts him from medical centers to hospital operating rooms as his doctors battle his debilitating ailment.


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By Jim Smith

Jim Smith might be one of the few people that tried extending his tour in Vietnam and was actually forced to leave.

As a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, the Defense Department’s daily newspaper, he saw every major city in Vietnam from the Delta to the Demilitarized Zone from 1971 to 1972.

Drawing on dozens of his stories that were published and dozens that were not, he looks back at the war through the eyes of a 23-year-old who was technically a specialist fourth class in the Army but who acted like a civilian, sporting long hair and wearing safari suits with no rank insignia.

He laughed at Bob Hope’s jokes, took cover during rocket attacks, pulled guard duty at night in the jungle, got in trouble with the brass, and was caught up in the adrenaline rush of war.

Whether it was observing training of South Vietnamese troops by U.S. advisers, watching massive U.S. firepower take out enemy targets or reporting on other efforts to repel the North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, he was there to witness the events.

With the keen observations of a young combat reporter, he reveals many acts of bravery and courage in Heroes to the End.


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By Urmilla Khanna

“It is a bad omen to turn your back at this juncture,” Urmilla Khanna’s grandmother tells her at the cusp of her wedding ceremony. “You must only look forward.”

With these words Khanna begins her journey as she breaks barriers and crosses boundaries to fulfill her lifelong dream of practicing medicine in America. Born in a land of arranged marriages and strict societal expectations, she agrees to marry a Punjabi research scientist who is studying in America, only to discover that no women in his family had worked outside their homes.

In America she has to face barriers and cross boundaries again. She has to switch from saris to skirts, give up her beautiful long hair, but she never gives up what is important to her—ghar-grahasthi—being a mother, wife and house holder and, of course, her love for pediatrics. It can all be done with determination, patience, and perseverance, she says. When all else fails, she banks on karma.

In her memoir, Boundaries of the Wind, you read about Khanna’s elaborate wedding arranged by her parents, the life of a housewife in Chandigarh, India, monkey-dance performances, and a lot more.


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By Urmilla Khanna

“It is a bad omen to turn your back at this juncture,” Urmilla Khanna’s grandmother tells her at the cusp of her wedding ceremony. “You must only look forward.”

With these words Khanna begins her journey as she breaks barriers and crosses boundaries to fulfill her lifelong dream of practicing medicine in America. Born in a land of arranged marriages and strict societal expectations, she agrees to marry a Punjabi research scientist who is studying in America, only to discover that no women in his family had worked outside their homes.

In America she has to face barriers and cross boundaries again. She has to switch from saris to skirts, give up her beautiful long hair, but she never gives up what is important to her—ghar-grahasthi—being a mother, wife and house holder and, of course, her love for pediatrics. It can all be done with determination, patience, and perseverance, she says. When all else fails, she banks on karma.

In her memoir, Boundaries of the Wind, you read about Khanna’s elaborate wedding arranged by her parents, the life of a housewife in Chandigarh, India, monkey-dance performances, and a lot more.


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By Scott Ludwig

One of my favorite comic strips is Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. It’s based on the adventures and misadventures of six-year old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes. However, in Calvin’s mind Hobbes is the real deal, and the interactions between the two of them reflect that of a young boy and his living, breathing tiger friend. Calvin’s imagination is the stimulus of one of the most beloved, humorous and heart-warming comic strips of all time.

Calvin is the antithesis of what is going on in the world today. Creativity and imagination seem to have taken a leave of absence recently. Movies and television shows are constantly being remade. New magazines look a lot like those already found on the newsstands. Television commercials are, for the most part sorely lacking in appeal. Radio commercials? Even worse: Same old song, same old story, same old same old.

One of the things I love most about my grandson Krischan is his imagination I’ve seen him invent an entire game using only a couple of sticks, a handful of rocks and an ant bed. I’ve stood by his side as he saw and battled imaginary creatures so passionately I could have sworn I saw them too. I’ve heard him create words for things that make so much more sense to me than the actual word he should be using. The boy has such a vivid imagination I make sure to pay close attention so I don’t miss out on what he does or says next. He is, in a word ‘Calvin.’ Coincidentally my nickname for him since the day he was born is Tiger.

I have very single book chronicling the exploits of Calvin and Hobbes. I’ve been saving them for Krischan so one day he can appreciate the magic Bill Watterson has created. I can’t think of anyone better to pass the books along to, and hope Krischan will be eager to tear into them once he learns how to read.

After he reads this book first, of course.


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By John F. Welsh Jr.

All senior citizens look forward to good health as those later years draw near. But often times that doesn’t happen, and they must deal with their misfortune.

John F. Welsh Jr. is an award-winning author, an ex-newspaper reporter, and a retired grocer. But, most important, he survived a year-long battle with cancer, and then fell victim to an ongoing mystery disease that left him with changed facial features, an inability to chew and swallow solid foods, and sagging eyelids that impaired his vision. He has taken his writing talents into this poignant, compact, and detailed memoir which cautions his fellow seniors of what might be in store for them.

Welsh does this with good humor and the experiences he encountered as he moved from doctor to doctor . . . and from waiting room to waiting room. He makes fun of the gowns he is issued, and refers to his several physicians as his “medical roster.”

His wife, Mary, a retired nurse, serves as his main care-giver and escorts him from medical centers to hospital operating rooms as his doctors battle his debilitating ailment.


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By Andy Ulicny

My Shenandoah, 1966 was originally planned to merely record an objective local history, but its enthusiastic fans will assure you the book developed well beyond that into a highly readable, engrossing work for everyone. Its ample supply of endearing personal anecdotes and historical peculiarities make this local history quite an entertaining read.

The book also makes the jump from mere local appeal by embracing the universal nostalgia of the era we know as The Sixties. The original motive of providing a thorough demography of the Coal Region town of Shenandoah, fifty years before its Sesquicentennial, is achieved. However, the book’s scope is much more universal. It is an accurate picture of a small town America in that Golden Age of our nation’s history; it takes all its readers back on a nostalgic tour of that extraordinary decade known as the Sixties.

The first person narrative has two authors in one. You’ll see the Sixties through the innocent eyes of the 9 year old who lived them. Gain his impressions of his education, his views on the town’s diversity and its prejudices. Thrill in the childish enjoyment of life in small town America of this generation. But, realize that child has grown into a 59 year old historian. Explore with him the town and county’s national prominence and historical figures. Look back at the Corner Stores, the Penny Candy, the Supermarkets, the Cars, the Drinking, and the Holidays. Philosophize with him over the changing times. Look back at a firsthand account of America’s most memorable decade and more.


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By Jim Smith

Jim Smith might be one of the few people that tried extending his tour in Vietnam and was actually forced to leave.

As a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, the Defense Department’s daily newspaper, he saw every major city in Vietnam from the Delta to the Demilitarized Zone from 1971 to 1972.

Drawing on dozens of his stories that were published and dozens that were not, he looks back at the war through the eyes of a 23-year-old who was technically a specialist fourth class in the Army but who acted like a civilian, sporting long hair and wearing safari suits with no rank insignia.

He laughed at Bob Hope’s jokes, took cover during rocket attacks, pulled guard duty at night in the jungle, got in trouble with the brass, and was caught up in the adrenaline rush of war.

Whether it was observing training of South Vietnamese troops by U.S. advisers, watching massive U.S. firepower take out enemy targets or reporting on other efforts to repel the North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, he was there to witness the events.

With the keen observations of a young combat reporter, he reveals many acts of bravery and courage in Heroes to the End.


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By Andy Ulicny

My Shenandoah, 1966 was originally planned to merely record an objective local history, but its enthusiastic fans will assure you the book developed well beyond that into a highly readable, engrossing work for everyone. Its ample supply of endearing personal anecdotes and historical peculiarities make this local history quite an entertaining read.

The book also makes the jump from mere local appeal by embracing the universal nostalgia of the era we know as The Sixties. The original motive of providing a thorough demography of the Coal Region town of Shenandoah, fifty years before its Sesquicentennial, is achieved. However, the book’s scope is much more universal. It is an accurate picture of a small town America in that Golden Age of our nation’s history; it takes all its readers back on a nostalgic tour of that extraordinary decade known as the Sixties.

The first person narrative has two authors in one. You’ll see the Sixties through the innocent eyes of the 9 year old who lived them. Gain his impressions of his education, his views on the town’s diversity and its prejudices. Thrill in the childish enjoyment of life in small town America of this generation. But, realize that child has grown into a 59 year old historian. Explore with him the town and county’s national prominence and historical figures. Look back at the Corner Stores, the Penny Candy, the Supermarkets, the Cars, the Drinking, and the Holidays. Philosophize with him over the changing times. Look back at a firsthand account of America’s most memorable decade and more.


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By Monika R. Smith
“This memoir shares Monika’s passion and compassion for life along with her strength and ability to survive adversities. Her story is a courageous one … never to be forgotten. It is a privilege to read it and honor to own it.”
Julie E. Knox-Brown M.Ed., Howard Community College

“In her seventy something years of a flamboyant life, Monika Smith has learned a few things about living. And about history. She is sharing them in this autobiographical and historical tour de force which takes the reader from her refined Second World War Viennese milieu, where Monika was the only child of a cruel and manipulative mother, to Providence in the United States where her mother passed herself off as a Holocaust survivor to obtain gifts and privileges, to her abusive Iraqi husband’s home town of Mosul and back to the US where she remarried—a Jesuit priest! Monika is right, let’s smile, laugh and live … and of course, read … because her second book is a feast.”
Caroline Brehat, Journalist and Author

“Monika’s memoir is filled with her usual zest for living that I had seen earlier in the posthumously completed biography of her late husband and my fellow Jesuit, TGIF. Although she experienced Holocaust, horrors and hardship, her positive attitude and faith carried her through. A delightful journey!”
William J. Sneck S.J., PhD, Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth


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