This is MEMOIR MADNESS! Today until April 10th, these 11 full-length, bestselling travel memoirs will be on sale for 99CENTS! Now that’s a bargain! Embrace these adventures with experiences as wide as breeding alpacas in Spain, helping at an animal refuge in Ecuador, crossing the UK with nothing but boxer shorts, and catching a wild camel in the Gobi Desert. And for foodies, there are some Spanish recipes to try.
Any of these books are guaranteed to keep you engrossed and laughing, so sit back, put your feet up, read on, and enjoy!
To celebrate this exciting sale we will be hosting a Twitter chat today at 19:30-20:30 UK time/14:30-15:30 EDT, using the hashtag #MemoirMadness. I truly hope you can join us. Please read more about this chat all about memoirs HERE.
On Tuesday April 5th from 19:30-20:30 UK time/14:30-15:30 EDT, we will be having a live Facebook and Twitter interview hosted by Sezoni Witfield. You can participate and ask us any questions you like by joining the FB event HERE or joining on Twitter with the hashtag #WritersKaboodle.
Go on a book shopping spree HERE and download some of the best memoirs on the market. You can’t spend more than $11, so go wild. Learn more about these MEMOIR MADNESS books below:
(Listed in no particular order)
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There is just one small problem… they have no bikes, no clothes, no food and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.
George is a full-time author living in Devon, England with his wife and three children. Free Country was his first book, and he has since written three more about various madcap challenges he has undertaken. He doesn’t normally write about himself in the third person.
Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools
**Wall Street Journal Top 10 bestseller**
**New York Times bestselling author**
If Joe and Vicky had known what relocating to a tiny mountain village in Andalucía would REALLY be like, they might have hesitated…
They have no idea of the culture shock in store. No idea they’ll become reluctant chicken farmers and own the most dangerous cockerel in Spain. No idea they’ll help capture a vulture or be rescued by a mule.
Will they stay, or return to the relative sanity of England?
*Includes Spanish recipes donated by the village ladies.*
Victoria Twead is the New York Times bestselling author of “Chickens, Mules and Two Old Fools” and the subsequent books in the Old Fools series. After living in a remote mountain village in Spain for 12 years, and owning probably the most dangerous cockerel in Europe, Victoria and Joe retired to Australia where another joyous life-chapter has begun.
That Bear Ate My Pants!
There comes a time in every man’s life when he says to himself, “Holy Sh*t! I’m about to be eaten by a bear!”
Tony James Slater went to volunteer in an animal refuge Ecuador, determined to become a man.
It never occurred to him that ‘or die trying’ might be an option…
Bill Bryson meets An Idiot Abroad in this madcap, machete-waving misadventure.
Tony James Slater is a very, very strange man. He believes himself to be indestructible, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. He is often to be found making strange faces whilst pretending to be attacked by inanimate objects. He has a mouth so big he is in danger of swallowing his own head.
It is for this reason (amongst others) that he chooses to spend his life far from mainstream civilization, tackling ridiculous challenges and subjecting himself to constant danger. He gets hurt quite a lot.
I Grew My Boobs in China
Sihpromatum (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family’s introspective, four-year backpacking adventure. 14-year-old Savannah Grace’s perfect world is shattered when her mother unexpectedly announces that the family would soon leave everything they know behind to travel the world. Best selling, award winning “I Grew My Boobs in China” takes the reader through China and Mongolia (the first of 80 countries visited).
Savannah Grace is a 25-year-old Canadian, Dutch resident travel author who has visited 100+ countries. She is the founder of popular weekly Twitter travel chat #TRLT, (The Road Less Travelled) and is best known for her travel series which includes, “Sihpromatum”. She is currently writing the third volume, “Rusty Tracks and Booby Traps”.
The Lullaby Illusions
“The Lullaby Illusion–A Journey of Awakening” is a travelogue of the politics of Europe, the United States, and Israel during a twelve year ‘roller-coaster’ period of Susan Joyce’s life and an adventure of survival through friends and sheer determination.
The Lullaby Illusion was awarded
* Readers’ Favorite 5-Stars and the 2014 GOLD Medal Winner, Non-Fiction–Travel in the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.
* Honorable Mention Prize Winner–2014 Stargazer Literary Prizes
Born in Los Angeles California, Susan Joyce spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona and returned to LA as a young working woman. Inspired as a child by postcards from her globe-trotting great aunt, Susan left the United States at age 20 to see the world.
She planned on being gone for a year, but ended up living her 20s and 30s in Europe and the Middle East. As a Jill of all trades, she worked as a secretary, freelance writer, taught computer classes, wrote songs, and became an accomplished artist while writing her first children’s book, “Peel, the Extraordinary Elephant.”
Glass Half Full
Find out what it takes to keep the Glass Half Full, as challenging life events including grief, loss, PTSD and devastating floods, test this expat step-family to their limits.
Living the Australian dream in Alice Springs was everything they hoped for until they needed to use every ounce of positivity they could muster to survive. This story lets you experience Australian life with an inspirational woman and her courageous family, as they struggle to survive challenging life events and keep their dreams alive.
Sarah Jane Butfield was born in Ipswich and raised in rural Suffolk, UK. She is a wife, mother, ex-qualified nurse and now an award-winning author. Married three times with four children, three stepchildren and two playful Australian Cattle dogs she an experienced modern day mum to her ‘Brady bunch’, but she loves every minute of their convoluted lives.
Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?
Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca? tells the story of Alan and Lorna and their decision to start an entirely new life in a new country. There are highs and lows that come with changing lives and situations arise that will test their resolve to carry on with this new way of life.
Alan Parks is an alpaca breeder and writer living in deepest Andalucia, Spain. In 2008, he and his partner Lorna gave up a very comfortable life in Brighton UK to move to an old, off-grid olive mill and start a business breeding alpacas.
Too Young To Be Old
When Frank starts working with old people, he rediscovers a young dream. And sets about making it come true.
Born and raised in the fog-shrouded streets of 1960s London, and with more than 30 years of travel writing experience under his belt, aspiring Buddhist and incorrigible cat-lover Frank Kusy is a SUNDAY TRIBUNE RECOMMENDED AUTHOR and a four-time Gold Medal Winner on the Harper Collins Authonomy site.
India is his first love, the only country he knows which improves on repeated viewings. He still visits for business and for pleasure at least once a year. He lives in Kingston, Surrey, with his wife Andrea and his little cat Sparky. Frank is also author of three memoirs for adults and two cat books for children.
Feels Like the First Time
Feel Like The First Time “The Wonder Years” meets “The Notebook” in this true-life coming-of-age love story. If you remember your first love, your first date and your first kiss, then Feels Like the First Time will take you back to those moments. Shawn met Dawn when she moved in next door in 1976. Soon, they were best friends, then became each other’s first loves. Shawn was outgoing but bookish, Dawn, beautiful and reserved. Their storybook romance came to an end when Dawn’s parents forbid them to see each other. They obeyed – for 27 years, until a chance meeting swept them up in a storm of emotions and memories. Can the sweet bond of first love not only survive into middle age, but flourish?
Shawn Inmon hails from Mossyrock, Washington–the setting for his first full-length book, Feels Like the First Time. By day he works in real estate with a side of public speaking; prior to that, he has DJed, sold stuff that you definitely wanted, cooked your hamburgers, fished for crabs, bought for department stores, and done business consulting. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Dawn. He is a father of five, grandfather of five and best pal of two chocolate labs named Hershey and Sadie.
More Ketchup Than Salsa
When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the sub-tropical, Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand and siestas. Little did they expect their foreign fantasy to turn out to be about as exotic as a wet Monday morning. Amidst a host of eccentric locals, homesickness and the occasional cockroach infestation, bar novices Joe and Joy struggle with the ‘expats abroad’ culture and learn that, although the skies might be bluer, the grass is definitely not always greener. A hilarious insight into the wild and wacky characters of an expat community in a familiar holiday destination, More Ketchup than Salsa is a must-read for anybody who has ever dreamed about jetting off to sunnier climes.
Insert Joe Cawley profile image Joe Cawley is an award-winning author, international travel writer and a part-time dragon-slayer. His words have appeared in every national newspaper in the UK, including The Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mirror and Express. Joe currently lives in the hills of Tenerife with his family and an assortment of other wildlife. The goats are no relation… despite what the neighbours say.
Fat Dogs and French Estates Part 1
Buying a country estate in France seemed such a simple thing to accomplish. When Beth, her irascible husband Jack, and their two fat dogs set off, little do they know that it will become such an extraordinary adventure. Surviving near-death experiences, they drive thousands of kilometres around French estates steeped in history and crazy aristocrats.
Will they find their dream home, or return to Britain defeated?
Beth Haslam was brought up on a farm estate in Wales surrounded by wildlife. She left to pursue a city-based career, but never lost her deep passion for the countryside.
When the opportunity arose, Beth and her husband, Jack, decided to buy a second home in France. It has proven to be a real life changer. Mobile phones and computers have swapped places with raising and saving animals, writing, and embracing everything that rural France has to offer.
She’s loving it!
HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!
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Everyone of the books mentioned is fantastic and left me craving more everyday people (not politician/movie star) memoirs.
Thanks so much for your comment Susan!!! Always great to hear such positive feedback from our readers. Hope to see you tonight on the #MemoirMadness Twitter chat!!! 🙂
So thrilled at all of the generous offers here!!! I took advantage of all of them I haven’t already downloaded!
My thanks to all of these wonderful authors/adventurers who allow me to accompany them, albeit virtually! Being disabled, you bring so much joy and adventure to my life!!!
May you all be as blessed as the blessings you give!
Thank you for your lovely comment Lori! Looking forward to your reviews! ENJOY