Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Bootstraps Need Boots

One Tory’s Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada

UBC Press, On Point Press

In this deeply personal memoir, Hugh Segal looks back on a life that took him from childhood poverty to the heights of Canadian politics and how these early experiences shaped his life-long advocacy for the poor.

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A World without Martha

A Memoir of Sisters, Disability, and Difference

UBC Press, Purich Books

A World without Martha is an unflinching yet compassionate memoir of how one sister’s institutionalization for intellectual disability in the 1960s affected the other, sending them both on separate but parallel journeys shaped initially by society’s inability to accept difference and later by changing attitudes towards disability, identity, and inclusion.

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Everything is Relevant

Writings on Art and Life, 1991-2018

Concordia University Press

A compelling and illuminating collection of Canadian artist Ken Lum’s diverse writings from the early 1990s to the present.

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Journey to the Center of the Mind

Health and Happiness through the Eyes of a World-Renowned Neurosurgeon

Universitas Press

Amidst the personal reminiscences of a world-renowned neurosurgeon and professor lie the knowledge and wisdom of a happy and fulfilling life, something we look for ourselves.

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Dear Alzheimer's

A Diary of Living with Dementia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Capturing Keith Oliver's journey from diagnosis to the present day, this empowering book combines reflective diary entries with retrospective pieces to provide a unique insight into life with dementia.

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Under the Nakba Tree

Athabasca University Press

In this moving memoir, a Palestinian man recalls his childhood in Canada and the struggles he faced at the intersection of indigeneity, national identity, and marginality.

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