See It First: Elen Ghulam, Clay & Yumi Boutwell, and Ian Tuhovsky

We love introducing Instafreebie readers to great stories and big ideas. Take a chance on new authors and try great stories from old favorites. See it first every day with Instafreebie and be free to discover authors you’ll love. We’re thrilled to share the latest and greatest from our nonfiction genres!

Biographies & Memoirs

Don’t Shoot!…I Have Another Story To Tell You by Elen Ghulam

Don’t Shoot! … I have another story to tell you chronicles the trials and tribulations of a Czech-born Iraqi woman who walks the tightrope between the poetic East and the seductive West. Her life was already complicated when she immigrated to Canada, and then life took a bi-polar turn. She marries a dashing Palestinian professor and together they live in Scotland and Israel. In the holy city of Jerusalem, she learns Hebrew, works for an Israeli company and experiences the military occupation of Palestine first hand – albeit from a perspective within Israeli society. She takes an Israeli friend to visit a Palestinian neighborhood, and later takes a Palestinian friend to visit an Israeli area. The tourist introducing the locals to their own country. Can life get any more absurd

Living between two worlds, yet again. Ghulam writes with elegance and humor about the hardship of embodying contrary identities. Along the way, she records her intensely personal struggle to forge a sense of integrity in a world teetering on the edge of the abyss.

Education

Hiragana: The Basics of Japanese by Clay & Yumi Boutwell

Join the Thousands who have Mastered Hiragana in Less than Two Weeks with Clay & Yumi’s Method.

What if a few quirky mnemonics, helpful hints, and comprehension quizzes could enable you to read real Japanese in less than two weeks from now? Imagine being able to pick up a manga in Japanese and actually sound out the words? How about being able to read the signs in the background of your favorite anime show? What would you do with your newfound superpower!?

Think about it. You will be able to do what most English speakers never will: Read Real Japanese. Well, perhaps you won’t be able to understand what you read, but that’s what a textbook is for. Being able to read hiragana is the absolute first step toward Japanese proficiency. Do it right and do it now with Clay and Yumi’s Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese.

Self-Help

Mindfulness: The Most Effective Techniques by Ian Tuhovsky

Discover How to Get Rid of Stress & Anxiety and Reach Inner Peace with the most effective Mindfulness-Based Techniques.

Mindfulness is not about complicated and otherworldly woo-woo spiritual practices. It doesn’t require you to be a part of any religion or a movement.

What mindfulness is about is living a good life (that’s quite practical, right?), and this book is all about deepening your awareness and developing mental habits that will make you not only a successful and effective person in life, but a happy and as well.

The payoff is nothing less than transforming your life into its true potential.