Hungry for Life: A Memoir Unlocking the Truth Inside an Anorexic Mind (Bargain Read)

In this painfully moving memoir, take a firsthand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn’t right. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the experience and mystery of mental illness.

As she grows up, unable to comprehend or communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself.

With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of nervous and obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm and self-loathing have fueled the inner battles between good and evil, health and sickness, and life and death.

Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she’s constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover?

If you or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder or is a concerned parent, is anxious about weight and dieting, has an addiction, or wants to learn more about the mystery of how an eating disorder develops and the multifaceted and complex road to recovery, this book is a must-read!


Meet Rachel Richards

After years of struggling with an eating disorder, author Rachel Richards turned her life around and now helps others in pain.

Returning to school after earning her BFA in theater from Hofstra University, she graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and started her own private practice in Manhattan as a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. She hosts a popular YouTube channel, has spoken at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has written several articles for Recovery Warriors, an online magazine dedicated to helping eating disorder sufferers get the treatment they need, and she has written numerous articles on health and self-care, which can be found at Rachel-Richards.com.

Watch the author’s talk at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_H2E3jCPs

Hear her interview on Speak Up Talk Radio: http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/rachel-richards-speaks-up/

Check out her author interview: http://itswritenow.com/64188/author-interview-with-rachel-richards-of-hungry-for-life/

Read her articles in Recovery Warriors magazine: https://www.recoverywarriors.com/author/rachel-richards/

Fancy Prison: Calling BS on the Child Welfare Industry

An instinctual pull as old as time – a grandmother wanting to hold her newborn grandchild – bring readers into an unbelievable ordeal. Author Tina Fumo travels to a small town in Canada and finds herself in the most stressful situation of her life. The ‘authorities’ have apprehended her two week old granddaughter. What her and her family go through to get back their baby will absolutely shock you. You’ll wonder if this is really Canada. You will surely cry. You may even laugh. But make no mistake…what you find out in the end will make your jaw drop.


Meet Tina Fumo-Martin

Fancy Prison is Tina’s first book. It’s a memoir and plea to advocate for innocent children, all in one. Tina thinks ALL children are beautiful and deserve the utmost of our attention, energy and care. It comes on the heels of, yet another, multi million dollar, wasteful government election and Canadians have had enough. Rather than wallow in anger over government’s stupidity, Tina’s book is a call to action to solidify what is already so positive and so loving about our country and move forward as one, with our children firmly by our sides.

Bell Hammers

PRANKS. OIL. PROTEST. JOKES BETWEEN NEWLYWEDS. AND ONE HILARIOUS SIEGE OF A MAJOR CORPORATION.

Remmy grows up with Beth in Bellhammer, Illinois as oil and coal companies rob the land of everything that made it paradise. Under his Grandad, he learns how to properly prank his neighbors, friends, and foes. Beth tries to fix Remmy by taking him to church. Under his Daddy, Remmy starts the Bell Hammer Construction Company, which depends on contracts from Texarco Oil. And Beth argues with him about how to build a better business. Together, Remmy and Beth start to build a great neighborhood of “merry men” carpenters: a paradise of s’mores, porch furniture, newborn babies, and summer trips to Branson where their boys pop the tops of off the neighborhood’s two hundred soda bottles. Their witty banter builds a kind of castle among a growing nostalgia.

Then one of Jim Johnstone’s faulty Texarco oil derricks falls down on their house and poisons their neighborhood’s well.

Poisoned wells escalate to torched dog houses. Torched dog houses escalate to stolen carpentry tools and cancelled contracts. Cancelled contracts escalate to eminent domain. Sick of the attacks from Texaco Oil on his neighborhood, Remmy assembles his merry men:

“We need the world’s greatest prank. One grand glorious jest that’ll bloody the nose of that tyrant. Besides, pranks and jokes don’t got no consequences, right?”

:: PRAISE FOR LANCELOT SCHAUBERT AND BELL HAMMERS ::

“Schaubert recounts a mischievous man’s eight decades in Illinois’s Little Egypt region in his picaresque debut. Remmy’s life of constant schemes and pranks and a lifelong feud with classmate Jim Johnstone and the local oil drilling company proves consequential. This is a hoot.” 

— Publisher’s Weekly

“BELL HAMMERS is written in a style not unworthy of John Kennedy Toole and William Faulkner – the vivid characterization of Southern ethnography commingled with stark, episodic spectacle breathes with the spirit of quintessential Americana. It is a text I would happily assign in an American Novel class and would expect it to yield satisfying discourse alongside works in the canon, whether beside the sardonic prose of Mark Twain or the energetically painful narratives of Toni Morrison.”

— Dr. Anthony Cirilla

“Schaubert’s words have an immediacy, a potency, an intimacy that grab the reader by the collar and say, ‘Listen, this is important!’ Probing the bones and gristle of humanity, Lancelot’s subjects challenge, but also offer insights into redemption if only we will stop and pay attention.”

— Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl

“Myth, regret, the lore of our heritage and the subtle displays of our castes — no one so accurately and imaginatively captures the joys and sorrows of life in the Midwest as Schaubert does here. BELL HAMMERS is a Tree Grows in Brooklyn as told by Gabriel Garcia Marquez if Marquez lived in rural Illinois and only told stories to his grandkids. Seriously a delight to read.”

— Colby Williams, author of the Axiom Gold Medal winning book Small Town, Big Money

“Loved BELL HAMMERS because Lancelot wrote about people who don’t get written about enough and he did it with humor, compassion, and heart.”

— Brian Slatterly, author of Lost Everything and editor of The New Haven Review

“I’m such a fan of Lancelot Schaubert’s work. His unique view and his life-wisdom enriches all he does. We’re lucky to count him among our contributors.”

— Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters and Editorial Director of Writer Unboxed


Meet Lancelot Schaubert

Two excerpts of Lancelot Schaubert’s (lanceschaubert.org) debut novel BELL HAMMERS sold to The New Haven Review ( Yale’s Institute Library ) and The Misty Review, while a third excerpt was selected as a finalist for the last Glimmer Train Fiction Open in history. He has also sold poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to TOR (MacMillan), The Anglican Theological Review, McSweeney’s, Poker Pro’s World Series Edition, The Poet’s Market, Writer’s Digest, and many similar markets.

Spark + Echo chose him for their 2019 artist in residency, commissioning him to write four short stories.

He has published work in anthologies like Author in Progress, Harry Potter for Nerds, and Of Gods and Globes — the last of which he edited and featured stories by Juliet Marillier (whose story was nominated for an Aurealis award), Anne Greenwood Brown, Dr. Anthony Cirilla, LJ Cohen, FC Shultz, and Emily Munro. His work Cold Brewed reinvented the photonovel for the digital age and caught the attention of the Missouri Tourism Board who commissioned him to write and direct a second photonovel, The Joplin Undercurrent, in partnership with award-winning photographer, Mark Neuenschwander.

He remains a committed husband to the grooviest girl on earth and is a public advocate for more free range trees. You know, Ents.

Diet for Great Sex: Food for Male and Female Sexual Health

As Featured In: -Huffington Post -Marie Claire -cbs -Daily Mail -The Sun “A comprehensive, valuable, enjoyable, and potentially society-enhancing resource on how to enjoy mutually magnificent sex regularly and naturally.” -Indie Reader Hot Sex, naturally? Sex truly becomes great when our nerves, blood vessels and hormones operate in synchrony. Luckily, modern research has shown that diet affects this trifecta, and having a great sex life might just be as easy as preparing the right dinner. In Diet for Great Sex, author Christine DeLozier, L.Ac. explains how the foods we eat can balance hormones, increase blood flow and strengthen nerve conduction to and from the genitals. Calling upon her years of experience treating sexual health issues, and her training as a research scientist, DeLozier walks readers through the specific foods that will lead to great sex and explains the science of how it works. When our bodies are well-nourished, desire comes naturally, pleasure comes naturally, and orgasm is effortless. Isn’t it time you unlock the secret to eating for sexual pleasure? • “Top sexual therapist reveals the sizzling sex diet that will make you fall in love all over again.” – Daily Mail • “Packed with easy-to-navigate advice along with delicious food ideas, as well as no-nonsense tips on how to bring out the best passion in a ho-hum intimate encounter.” – Toronto Sun


Meet Christine DeLozier

My name is Christine DeLozier, author of the book, Diet for Great Sex: Food for Male and Female Sexual Health. I am a licensed acupuncturist in private practice specializing in sexual health. A lover of nature and of food, I strive to cook delicious, beautiful and healthy food for myself and my family. Having a science background, I love learning about how food affects every aspect of human health. I have 4 kids, live in NY and love to ride my bike.

Think About Homeschooling: What It Is, What It Isn’t, & Why It Works

How can you make a decision about homeschooling if you don’t know what it really is? And how will you reach your full potential as a homeschooling family if nagging doubts keep you second-guessing your every move?

Think About Homeschooling guides prospective and new homeschoolers on a journey of discovering what home education actually is so they can make well-informed educational choices for their family. This book will help you:

  • Discover the three key benefits to home-based education and learn why it works so well for so many different families.
  • Identify and dismantle the homeschooling stereotypesand misconceptions that are holding you back.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of educating your child(ren) at home.
  • Explore what the role of home educator means for youand envision what the homeschooling lifestyle could look like for your family.
  • Respond confidently to the homeschool critics in your life.
  • Gain the knowledge and courage you need to step out of the cultural current and homeschool successfully.

Don’t let fear stand between your family and this rewarding, life-changing adventure! Empower yourself to make an educated decision; think about homeschooling!

** ENDORSEMENTS & TESTIMONIALS **

“Sandy uses a wonderful blend of scholarship, statistics, logic, stories, and humor to address many contemporary objections to homeschooling. The transparency, honesty, and vulnerability of her own journey allows others the necessary emotional and intellectual air they need to deeply consider homeschooling, not simply as a viable educational alternative but as a way of doing life together. This book provides both macro and micro insights to prospective homeschoolers as well as serving as a solid treatise for veterans to use.”

—Kirk Smith, Executive Director of Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)

“I think anyone considering homeschooling for their family will walk away from this book with the confidence to step forward and the tools to put it in motion. And those seeking to understand a friend or family member’s homeschool decision will find themselves better informed and able to see it in a new way.”

—Katie, stay-at-home mom of three public-schooled children

“A must read for anyone who wants to homeschool their children. I wish my mom had this resource when I was homeschooled 30 years ago.”

—Lisbeth, homeschool graduate and pricing analyst

“In a systematic and logical way, based on research, Sandy addresses all the fundamental worries I had this year (our first as a homeschooling family). I have new-found confidence in my role as a home educator and my ability to respond to any potential criticism of our choice to home educate our children.”

—Kristen, first year homeschooling mom of three

“LOVE IT!! Love the writing style, love the snippets of humor & pop culture, love that the white elephant in the room, referred to as “weird homeschooled kids,” is addressed. I appreciate that the intention of the book is to open the eyes of parents to other educational options for their children.”

—Sheri, full-time brand and product development manager

“Sandy is honest, transparent, and objective about every aspect of homeschooling, including some I didn’t even know I should be thinking about until I ran into them myself. An excellent overview of what homeschooling is (and isn’t) and why it just might be the best choice for your family.”

—Kathy, part-time book editor and veteran homeschooling mom


Meet Sandy Glenn

Sandy Glenn, MAE, went from “Homeschooling? No way!” to “Homeschooling is awesome!” in just a few short years. She and her husband live and learn with their three children in the Chicago suburbs. Sandy’s writing has been published in the Journal of Architectural Engineering and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and she also provides practical help and encouragement to homeschooling parents on her blog, www.sensiblehomeschool.com

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