(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health by Kelly Jensen
Requirements: ePUB reader, 15.4 MB
Overview: Who’s Crazy? What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences?
In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate? to different people.
(Don’t) Call Me Crazy is a conversation starter and guide to better understanding how our mental health affects us every day. Thirty-three writers, athletes, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and do not talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy. If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages, and let’s get talking.
Genre: Non Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Entreat Me by Grace Draven
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 345 MB
Overview: Afflicted by a centuries-old curse, a warlord slowly surrenders his humanity and descends toward madness. Ballard of Ketach Tor holds no hope of escaping his fate until his son returns home one day, accompanied by a woman of incomparable beauty. His family believes her arrival may herald Ballard’s salvation…until they confront her elder sister.
Determined to rescue her sibling from ruin, Louvaen Duenda pursues her to a decrepit castle and discovers a household imprisoned in time. Dark magic, threatening sorcerers, and a malevolent climbing rose with a thirst for blood won’t deter her, but a proud man disfigured by an undying hatred might. Louvaen must decide if loving him will ultimately save him or destroy him.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy, Romance
Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me & Other Trials From my Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 182 MB
Overview: An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is by one of the more charming voices in contemporary gay prose. Oh, wait, we’re talking about Michael Thomas Ford. Well, he’s still a good guy; he’s kind to dogs, donates to homeless porn stars, and has stopped sending Mr. Baldwin selfies. Buy this book. He needs a new smartphone to take pictures.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction MM
Don’t Label Me: An Incredible Conversation for Divided Times by Irshad Manji
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.5 MB
Overview: Don’t Label Me should be labeled as genius. It’s an amazing book." – Chris Rock
A unique conversation about diversity, bigotry, and our common humanity, by the New York Times bestselling author, Oprah "Chutzpah" award-winner, and founder of the Moral Courage Project
In these United States, discord has hit emergency levels. Civility isn’t the reason to repair our caustic chasms. Diversity is.
Don’t Label Me shows that America’s founding genius is diversity of thought. Which is why social justice activists won’t win by labeling those who disagree with them. At a time when minorities are fast becoming the majority, a truly new America requires a new way to tribe out.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Now You See Me (Lacey Flint #1) by Sharon J. Bolton
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 265 MB
Overview: Despite her fascination with Jack the Ripper, Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a big case or seen a dead body up close. Until now.As she leaves a south London estate one night, she is horrified to find a woman has been viciously stabbed, right next to Lacey’s car. Thrown headlong into her first murder hunt, Lacey’s quiet life changes overnight. Then Lacey receives a familiar hand-delivered letter, written in red blood, and it is clear the police have a Ripper copycat on their hands. Lacey must be the bait if they are to prevent a second, brutal murder. But can this inexperienced DC outwit a killer whose infamous role model has never been found?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense
All of Me by A.L. Jackson (Confessions of the Heart #2), Andi Arndt (Narrator), Joe Arden (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 325mb, 11 hrs 57 mins
Overview: People call me callous. Arrogant. Ruthless. I call myself tenacious.
As one of the most powerful attorneys in Charleston, I don’t let anyone or anything stand in my way. Until a chance encounter changes everything.
One glance. One touch. One night. It only leaves me wanting more. But Grace is off limits. Most people would even say forbidden.
Everyone knows an attorney can’t sleep with his client. Too bad I already did. And even with the threat of losing everything, I don’t know if I can stop myself from having her again….
Genre: Audiobook > Romance
A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott (Like Us #2), Kai Kennicott (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 284mb, 10 hours 25 mins
Overview: I’m not supposed to be here. Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath.
I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving.
This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed. Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t.
The world thinks he’s missing. His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead. Only I know just how special he is. I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible–we’ll rewrite our ending. And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.
Genre: Audiobook, Young Adult > Romance
Kiss Me Slowly by Romeo Alexander (First Time Love Stories Bundle)
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 75 MB
Overview: Do you remember your first time?
Falling in love is an intoxicating experience, and this collection of four unforgettable short stories will show you that love can come into your life in a variety of ways, but no matter how it finds you, happily ever afters do come true.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, MM
Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington by Charles Euchner
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1 MB
Overview: On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people-about two-thirds black and one-third white-held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As Charles Euchner reveals, the importance of the march is more profound and complex than standard treatments of the 1963 March on Washington allow.
In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day-the peak of the movement-Euchner brings back the tension and promise of that day. Building on countless interviews, archives, FBI files, and private recordings, Euchner shows freedom fighters as complex, often conflicted, characters. He explores the lives of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the march organizers who worked tirelessly to make mass demonstrations and nonviolence the cornerstone of the movement. He also reveals the many behind-the-scenes battles-the effort to get women speakers onto the platform, John Lewis’s damning speech about the federal government, Malcolm X’s biting criticisms and secret vows to help the movement, and the devastating undercurrents involving political powerhouses Kennedy and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. For the first time, Euchner tells the story behind King’s "Dream" images.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
You Don’t Own Me: The Life and Times of Lesley Gore by Trevor Tolliver
Requirements: EPUB Reader 6.80 MB
Overview: 1963 tail fins were in sock hops were hot and a fairytale white knight was president. That summer sixteen year-old singer Lesley Gore released her debut single It’s My Party propelling her to Number One on the charts. For the next several years the crowned Princess of Pop dominated the radio with a string of hits including Judy’s Turn to Cry She’s A FoolSunshine Lollipops & Rainbows and the rousing anthem for independence You Don’t Own Me making her the most successful and influential solo female artist of the 60s.
But beneath the bubblegum facade was a girl squirming against social and professional pressures to simply be herself and to forge a future where she could write and perform music beyond the trappings of teenage angst and love triangles. Assembled over five years of research and interviews this is the first and long overdue biography of Lesley Gore one of pop music’s pioneering Mothers which chronicles her meteoric rise to fame her devastating fall from popularity and struggle for relevance in the 1970s and her reemergence as a powerful songwriter political activist and camp icon. The biography includes behind-the-scenes stories about the making of her hit records debunks or clarifies popular myths about her career and places her remarkable life and times within a historical context to reveal how her music was both impacted by and contributed to each decade of her astounding fifty-year career.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Biographies –