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
View: 1977

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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

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


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.

I'm Not Dead Yet

Living Every Moment
Author: Mary Gatschene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781525500251
Category: Medical
Page: 120
View: 1881

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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.

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. . .: A Handbook for Seniors


Author: John Leslie
Publisher: TLC Publishers
ISBN: 9780578056722
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 252
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The handbook gives seniors: An easy to follow guide to end-of-life issues; A way to reduce some of the natural confu- sion that occurs upon the realization that death is right around the corner; Assist in the understanding that death truly is a new beginning, and Create loving before-death projects that will make surviving easier for those who are left behind.

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 on Demand
ISBN: 0199737738
Category: Law
Page: 247
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selfless efforts, but professionalism will lead to occupational suicide if it is used as a justification for not seeing and adapting to the world ahead." --Book Jacket.

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.

Not Dead & Not for Sale

A Memoir
Author: Scott Weiland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439199973
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam— was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such mega-bands as Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses on MTV and the Billboard charts. Lead singer Scott Weiland became an iconic front man in the tradition of Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Robert Plant. Then, when STP imploded, it was Weiland who emerged as the emblem of rock star excess, with his well-publicized drug busts and trips to rehab. Weiland has since made a series of stunning comebacks, fronting the supergroup Velvet Revolver, releasing solo work, and, most recently, reuniting with Stone Temple Pilots. He still struggles with the bottle, but he has prevailed as a loving, dedicated father, as well as a business-savvy artist whose well of creativity is far from empty. These earthling papers explore Weiland’s early years as an altar boy right along with his first experiences with sex and drugs. Weiland discusses his complex relationships with his parents, stepfather, siblings, and the love of his life, Mary Forsberg Weiland. Readers learn the fascinating stories behind his most well-known songs and what it was like to be there at the beginning of the grunge phenomenon, as Rolling Stone proclaimed on its cover: “the year punk broke.” Not Dead & Not for Sale is a hard rock memoir to be reckoned with—a passionate, insightful, and at times humorous book that reads with extraordinary narrative force.

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.

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.

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.

Are You Dead Yet?


Author: Shane Hoffman
Publisher: Avid Readers Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781612860343
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 202
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Norman Gundrum, Jr. was just fifteen years old when he was arrested for the murder of his friend, Bobby Coup. Eighteen years later he tells his story through hometown writer Shane Hoffman. In his third book, Hoffman comes across a package of letters written between his grandmother and Mr. Gundrum and takes the chance of contacting Mr. Gundrum in hopes of telling the story behind the convicted murderer s eyes. As he visits and writes Mr. Gundrum in prison, he gets the untold side of the murder. In a life where Norman was severely bullied, molested, and ignored, he bares it all in this raw memoir. Shane Hoffman digs deep into the psyche of Mr. Gundrum and reveals a story that will horrify some and open the eyes of others. The only question to ask yourself is Are You Dead Yet? At age 21, Shane Hoffman has completed the rare task of completing his third book. In a style of writing that horrifies some and helps others, he has shown he is not afraid of hitting that raw nerve. He is currently a college student that resides in Central Pennsylvania and plans on continuing his writing career.

Not Dead Yet

A Feisty Bohemian Explores the Art of Growing Old
Author: Herbert Gold
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611450292
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 249
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An NPR Book of the Year, “worth, oh well, its weight in gold. . . . vivid and eloquent.”—The New York Times Book Review