Not Dead Yet

The Memoir
Author: Phil Collins
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 1101907487
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Phil Collins pulls no punches--about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that's inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles' legendary film A Hard Day's Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Soon, he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel and begin to stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame with the release of Face Value and "In the Air Tonight." Whether he's recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, or writing the music for Disney's smash-hit animated Tarzan, Collins's storytelling chops never waver. And of course he answers the pressing question on everyone's mind: just what does "Sussudio" mean? Not Dead Yet is Phil Collins's candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but has never lost his touch at crafting songs from the heart that touch listeners around the globe. That same touch is on magnificent display here, especially as he unfolds his harrowing descent into darkness after his "official" retirement in 2007, and the profound, enduring love that helped save him. This is Phil Collins as you've always known him, but also as you've never heard him before.

Not Dead Yet

My Race Against Disease: From Diagnosis to Dominance
Author: Phil Southerland,John Hanc
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429923767
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Part memoir, part sports adventure, Not Dead Yet tells the inspirational story of Phil Southerland's battle with Type 1 diabetes and how from diagnosis to sheer determination, Phil Southerland beat all odds and turned his diagnosis and his passion for cycling into a platform. From leading a Race Across America to now managing a world-class cycling program, his journey on and off the bike is changing the way the world views diabetes. When Phil Southerland was seven-months-old, he lost ten pounds in a week, his body was limp and his breathing slowed to what his mother called a "death rattle." Rushing him to the ER, she was informed that tiny Phil displayed the youngest case of diabetes on record in the world at that time. Blindness, kidney failure and death were all predicted for him by age twenty-five. Twenty-nine years later, not only is Phil alive and well but as the founder of Team Type 1, he and his team of championship cyclists — many of them diabetics—have become health and fitness role models for people the world over. Together, they have taken on some of the most challenging endurance events in the world, including winning the Race Across America—a grueling 3,000-mile endurance competition—twice. Today, Phil continues to lead Team Type 1 as its professional cycling team, among one of the top 30 teams in the world, races toward an invite to the world's top cycling event, the Tour de France in 2012. Leading the pack is a serious challenge for any athlete, but for Phil and his teammates, it presents two daily battles: one to stay in razor-sharp race-fit condition, the other, to stay alive. Not Dead Yet is Phil's powerful story: his account of his relationship with his mother, and how she struggled to keep him alive; growing up quickly in the New-Old South of the 1990s, learning at the tender age of 6 years old how to check his glucose and give himself injections; of how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional athlete using his team and the bike as a platform, inspiring thousands of individuals and families around the world who are battling diabetes to not just chase, but catch, their dreams.

I'm Not Dead... Yet!


Author: N.A
Publisher: Bengal Prods Inc
ISBN: 0983141657
Category:
Page: N.A
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A riveting medical memoir: actor/writer/director Robby Benson takes us on a candid journey from athletic soft spoken heartthrob on Broadway and film, to husband, father, professor and courageous survivor of 4 open heart surgeries. From One On One, Ice Castles, The Chosen and Disney's Beauty and The Beast to directing TVs Ellen and Friends, the funny and explicit narrative: with the author's beautiful photography, career and personal photos, and helpful medical links: is a must for fans and essential reading for heart patients and their loved ones, and anyone searching for what should be the template for medical care in America. (Standard Version) "When you read this funny and courageously blunt book, you will understand how to gain the vibrancy that Robby (and Karla) have. YES, the Cleveland Clinic Provides Many with Miracles but that is not the story. What a great read, and what an important story for YOU, too." Michael F. Roizen, M.D. New York Times #1 Bestselling Author and Chair of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

Not Dead Yet


Author: Peter James
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250018765
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Roy Grace tracks a stalker obsessed with a Hollywood starlet in Not Dead Yet, the latest from #1 international bestselling author Peter James Days before one of Hollywood's hottest stars, Gaia Lafayette, leaves her Bel Air home for a movie role on location in Brighton, England, there is a bungled attempt on her life. The whole city of Brighton awaits Gaia's arrival, including her dangerously obsessive Number One fan looking for revenge and an anxious Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, charged with protecting Gaia. When a mutilated torso is found on a chicken farm miles away in the countryside, the police have no reason at all to connect this to the star's visit to the county. But as events rapidly begin to unfold, Roy Grace and his team of cops find themselves in a desperate race against time to save Gaia's life from a clever maniac who will stop at nothing to kill her.

Not Dead Yet

...and One or Two Other Good Things About Retirement
Author: Patrick Fanning
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824847
Category: Self-Help
Page: 156
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Congratulations! After years of drudgery in the respectable working world, you've earned the right to unlimited free time-a luxury also enjoyed by the homeless, the incarcerated, and bimbo heiresses everywhere. With all this newfound time for meditation, medication, and reflection, you might've already made a few profound discoveries. Perhaps you've learned of your spouse's plan to drive you crazy, or just how bad daytime TV can be. If there's more to retirement, author Patrick Fanning sets out to find it in this irreverent guide to life in the slow lane.

Not Dead Yet

So Plan Your Estate
Author: Eric Matlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991246229
Category:
Page: N.A
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The text of not dead yet is as detailed as it needsto be and as concise as it can be. In order to minimize the boredom factor inherent in any book ever written on estate planning, the 24 chapters are interwovenwith a graphic novel story featuring a hero, estate planning nightmares, a disruption of the time-spacecontinuum, the hero's estate planning epiphany and a happily-ever-after ending.

Not Dead Yet

A Manifesto for Old Age
Author: Julia Neuberger
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007226470
Category: Old age
Page: 347
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Why we need to be better at ageing! Julia Neuberger asks why we allow our older relatives to be treated so appallingly and in her 10-point manifesto demands that we change our attitudes and behaviour towards ageing.

Not Dead Yet

What Future for Labor?
Author: Mark Latham
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1922231185
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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Labor is not dead yet, but it desperately needs to change. In this book, Mark Latham and several leading young progressive thinkers look to the future. Not Dead Yet shows how Labor became a party of factional warlords. Latham proposes reforms to limit their power and renew the party, and outlines a new way forward – a “light-touch social democracy” which focuses on equality, social mobility, good services and some key policy challenges: education, poverty and climate change. He also examines the rise of the authoritarian right under the wing of Tony Abbott, and what to do about it. Following this, an array of younger voices have their say. The result is a passionate debate about how the party can reinvent itself and speak to a changed Australia. After years of leadership turmoil and the 2013 election defeat, the Labor Party has some serious soul-searching to do. This book is the place to start.

I'm Not Dead Yet

Living Every Moment
Author: Mary Gatschene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781525500251
Category: Medical
Page: 120
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This book is for everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, in the hopes that they have also experienced the joy and peace in living every moment at the end of life. The stories include happy moments in hospice that matter to those who are on their final journey in life. People who come to hospice not to "die" but to "live until they die" do just that and enjoy special final moments with family and friends. The heartwarming stories will encourage and inspire people to be the compassionate caregivers that everyone hopes to have at the end of their life. The use of humour is a lovely balance to the emotionally difficult nature of the stories. It gently offers insight into how to fulfill the wishes of the ones who are about to die, even if that wish is something as small as feeling the wind on their face again.

Sorry Millennials, We're Not Dead Yet

The Boomer Rebellion
Author: Gary Wexler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781534964754
Category:
Page: 218
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The Boomer Rebellion shines a defiant, yet creative spotlight on the injustice of ageism and the casting of Boomers as now irrelevant in society, whether professionally, personally or as social activists. The book advocates that Boomers return to their Sixties roots of protest, bringing the generation back together, taking on this Rebellion as their legacy accomplishment to once again shake up the world. This Rebellion builds a powerful and creative movement, in-person and online, in collaboration with the Millennial Generation, who are both their adversaries and their partners, learning from each other the methodologies and values of their generations. In the second half of the book, The Manifesto, ten big unexpected creative ideas are presented as the core building blocks. These ideas not only meant to propel the Rebellion towards success, but also demonstrate that creativity and Big Ideas are the path to both personal and professional relevancy and transition. Throughout, the Manifesto is laced with both the "Wake-Up Calls" and "The Journey," the author's own dramatic stories, struggles and transition from being professionally discarded to emerging several years later as relevant and in-demand.

Still Alive!

A Temporary Condition : a Memoir
Author: Herbert Gold
Publisher: Arcade Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 249
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A whimsical memoir of the author's first seventy years recounts the experiences that shaped his outlook and philosophies about living life to its fullest, in an account that also describes his enjoyment of life during his senior years.

The Vanishing American Lawyer


Author: Thomas D. Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019974937X
Category: Law
Page: 264
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Over 4,000 lawyers lost their positions at major American law firms in 2008 and 2009. In The Vanishing American Lawyer, Professor Thomas Morgan discusses the legal profession and the need for both law students and lawyers to adapt to the needs and expectations of clients in the future. The world needs people who understand institutions that create laws and how to access those institutions' works, but lawyers are no longer part of a profession that is uniquely qualified to advise on a broad range of distinctly legal questions. Clients will need advisors who are more specialized than many lawyers are today and who have more expertise in non-legal issues. Many of today's lawyers do not have a special ability to provide such services. While American lawyers have been hesitant to change the ways they can improve upon meeting client needs, lawyers in other countries, notably Great Britain and Australia, have been better at adapting. Law schools must also recognize the world their students will face and prepare them to operate successfully within it. Professor Morgan warns that lawyers must adapt to new client needs and expectations. The term "professional" should be applied to individuals who deserve praise for skilled and selfless efforts, but this term may lead to occupational suicide if it becomes a justification for not seeing and adapting to the world ahead.

Death Need Not Be Fatal


Author: Malachy McCourt,Brian McDonald
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1478917059
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant MALACHY MCCOURT shares his views on death - sometimes hilarious and often poignant - and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn. During the course of his life, Malachy McCourt practically invented the single's bar; was a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star, a best-selling author; a gold smuggler, a political activist, and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. It seems that the only two things he hasn't done are stick his head into a lion's mouth and die. Since he is allergic to cats, he decided to write about the great hereafter and answer the question on most minds: What's so great about it anyhow? In Death Need Not Be Fatal, McCourt also trains a sober eye on the tragedies that have shaped his life: the deaths of his sister and twin brothers; the real story behind Angela's famous ashes; and a poignant account of the death of the man who left his mother, brothers, and him to nearly die in squalor. McCourt writes with deep emotion of the staggering losses of all three of his brothers, Frank, Mike, and Alphie. In his inimitable way, McCourt takes the grim reaper by the lapels and shakes the truth out of him. As he rides the final blocks on his Rascal scooter, he looks too at the prospect of his own demise with emotional clarity and insight. In this beautifully rendered memoir, McCourt shows us how to live life to its fullest, how to grow old without acting old, and how to die without regret.

You're Not Dead Yet


Author: Roy Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942292005
Category:
Page: N.A
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There's an important question that every man over the age of 50 should answer: If God, who is in charge of my days, has allowed me to keep living my life--WHY??? Discover God's "why" for the second half of your life. Visit Knights21.com/store for more information or to purchase a copy of You're Not Dead Yet.

Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?

A Novel
Author: Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698166639
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Stephen Dobyns—whom Stephen King has described as "the best of the best"—is back with a comic suspense novel about a small-time con operation, a pair of combative detectives, and the pride, revenge, and deception that guide us all. Richard Russo meets Elmore Leonard. In the seaport town of New London, Connecticut, newcomer Connor Raposo has just witnessed a gruesome motorcycle accident on Bank Street. At least he thinks it was an accident. A man sliced in half by a reversing dump truck could only be an accident, right? But these days, Connor can’t be sure of anything—his entire line of work is based on games of artful deception. His days at Bounty, Inc., are spent soliciting funds for improbable, bogus charities; its last venture was Free Beagles from Nicotine Addiction, Inc. The new scam is Prom Queens Anonymous, Inc., dedicated to helping former high school celebs transition to humdrum daily grown-up lives; Connor’s target is Angelina Rossi—Pumpkin Queen of 1985, proud beagle owner, and ex-wife of a man named Fat Bob. Meanwhile, Manny Streeter and Benny Vikström are the local detectives assigned to the Bank Street motorcycle wreck, and despite their shared interest of proving each other wrong, the two eventually reach the same conclusion: This death by Harley was Murder One, pure and simple. As the detectives begin asking their questions around town, Connor is looking for similar answers that will determine whether he lives or dies. Among them: Who is Fat Bob, and is he actually dead? Sharply written and entertainingly absurd, Is Fat Bob Dead Yet? is packed with Stephen Dobyns’s trademark characters—whimsical, neurotic, puzzling yet familiar, and impossible to pin down. Dobyns again proves why he is an American master of the suspenseful, all-too-human land of the absurd. From the Hardcover edition.

Bigfoot

I Not Dead
Author: Graham Roumieu
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780452289567
Category: Humor
Page: 96
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In a second "memoir," Bigfoot continues to set the record straight about himself as he describes life as a misunderstood forest gentleman, the disadvantages of being a celebrity, cannibalism, violence, and lack of toilet training.

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

Essays
Author: Scaachi Koul
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250121078
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 256
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A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFE In One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it’s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world; dealing with Internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself. With a sharp eye and biting wit, incomparable rising star and cultural observer Scaachi Koul offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.

Not Dead Yet


Author: Warren Ellis,Leinil Francis Yu
Publisher: Marvel Enterprises
ISBN: 9780785137665
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 120
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Wolverine's past is full of nasty characters, but few as fiendish as the White Ghost, a murderous mercenary whom Logan thought he'd left for dead during his spy years! But this Ghost won't be laid to rest until he's run Wolverine through a gauntlet of Adamantium weapons, killing the mutant maverick with the very metal that's saved his life so many times! Unwilling to risk his friends, Wolverine stands alone in a story of intrigue, romance and devastation, culminating in a clash between two killers! Collects Wolverine #119-122.

Quarterly Essay 49 Not Dead Yet

Labor's Post-Left Future
Author: Mark Latham
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 1921870931
Category: Political Science
Page: 100
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With an election looming and criticism of the ALP now a national pastime, Mark Latham considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party? With wit and insight, Latham reveals an organisation top-heavy with factional bosses protecting their turf. At the same time Labor’s traditional working-class base has long been eroding. People who grew up in fibro shacks now live in double-storey affluence. Families once resigned to a lifetime of blue-collar work now expect their children to be well-educated professionals and entrepreneurs. Latham explains how Labor has always succeeded as a grassroots party, and argues for reforms to clear out the apparatchiks and dead wood. Then there are the key policy challenges: what to do about the Keating economic legacy, education and poverty. Latham examines the rise of a destructive and reactionary far-right under the wing of Tony Abbott. He also makes the case that climate change is the ultimate challenge – and even opportunity – for a centre-left party. Not Dead Yet is an essential contribution to political debate, which addresses the question: how can Labor reinvent itself and speak to a changed Australia? “The grand old party of working-class participation has become a virtual party. In no other part of society ... could an organisation function this way and expect to survive. This is the core delusion of 21st-century democracy, that political parties can fragment and hollow out, yet still win the confidence of the people.” – Mark Latham, Not Dead Yet