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From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way —Thistle, Jesse, author.

"From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself...

To hell and back : a former Hell's Angels story of recovery and redemption —Calendino, Joe, author.

Joe Calendino fell in love with a life of organized crime and everything that came with the Hells Angels' lifestyle: money, drugs, power, women. As an outlaw biker living on the fringe of society, he traveled the world-f...

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way —Thistle, Jesse, author.
Book Club
2019
Availability: 3 of 3

"From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himsel...

Borderline shine : a memoir —Greshner, Connie, 1970- author.

"The true story of complex trauma that began with a mother's murder, and the painful and joyous journey to recovery. When Connie Greshner was eight years old, her father walked into a bar in Ponoka, Alberta, and shot her...

All that glitters : a climber's journey through addiction and depression —Talbot, Margo, author.

As a result of her family's dysfunction and her own growing mental illness, in time, drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence became Margo Talbo's primary ways to connect with herself and others. From the depths of suicidal dep...

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way —Thistle, Jesse, author.
DAISY Sound Recording
2018
Availability: 1 of 1

"From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himsel...

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way —Thistle, Jesse, author.
DAISY Sound Recording
2020
Availability: 0 of 1

Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal gr...

Pain killer : a memoir of big league addiction —Myhres, Brantt, 1974 - author.

"From the only player to be banned for life from the NHL, a harrowing tale of addiction, and an astonishing path to recovery. Brantt Myhres wasn't around for the birth of his daughter. Myhres had played for seven differe...

Float like a butterfly, drink mint tea : how I beat the shit out of all my addictions —Wood, Alex, 1986- author.

"Toronto comedian Alex Wood's wildly disarming memoir on how he overcame his multiple addictions. As an alcoholic, drug-addicted comedian with tendencies to over-indulge and under-achieve since he was a teenager, Alex Wo...

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way —Thistle, Jesse, author, narrator.
Nonmusical Sound Recording
2019
Availability: 0 of 0

Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal gr...

For John

John Diabo was a cherished member of a tight-knit family in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal, Quebec. Nevertheless, John had been tortured by drug addiction for more than a decade. In 1998, he ended his o...

Fifth estate. The fall and rise of Theo Fleury

He was a physical lightweight in a heavyweight league. Against all odds, Theo Fleury established himself as a major star in the National Hockey League. In his rookie year, he helped the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup...

Playing with fire —Fleury, Theo, 1968-
EBook
2009

In Playing With Fire, Theo Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player, and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues began to surface, and drinki...

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