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
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Why we need to be better at ageing... Julia Neuberger addresses the question of what life will actually be like for us as we get old, and suggests answers for making our later years as good as when we were young.
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.
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 is Phil Collins’ 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 over 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but he has never lost his talent for crafting songs that touch listeners around the globe. This is the story of his epic career, from child actor to one of the most successful songwriters of the pop music era. 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. Later he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel, and compose the songs that would rocket him to international solo 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, playing twice at Live Aid, or writing the Oscar-winning music for Disney’s smash-hit animated film Tarzan, Collins keeps it intimate and his storytelling gift never wavers.
A collection of sixteen thought provoking, humorous essays on growing older from an often irreverent, smart, and lucky group of individuals. Here are a few memorable quotes. "NOT DEAD YET is a thought-provoking anthology from a collection of writers with a personal relationship to the subject." Daniel Krotz. "God spoke clearly to me once. I prayed for peace and the end to the conflict in Vietnam. I used words that I thought God would find eloquent and worthy of response. I heard God clearly. He said, 'shut up'." Mary Woodard. "The meaning of life is 'the future'. If you want meaning in your life, live it in the present but in favor of the future. Remember the past, learn from it, and leave it behind." Don Lehnhoff. This book of essays will inspire the reader to look at aging in a totally different light. This is a must read for anyone, young or old, who wants to laugh and love and live life to the fullest! Contributors: Jim Young, Mary Woodard, Doug Stowe, Don Soderberg, Hillary Rettig, Gary Marchbank, Jim Long, Ernest Leonard, Don Lehnhoff, Larry Laverentz, Pat Laster, Dan Krotz, Dot Hatfield, Adrian Frost, John Else, and Dave Buttgen.
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.
Three years ago, when I put a collection of newspaper articles I had written into a book called 87 and Still Wandering About, the thought that I would add a sequel when I hit 90 never entered my mind. But longevity, vanity, and the compulsion to scribble have won out. These pieces, most of which appeared in the Los Angeles Times online or its baby, La Canada's Vally Sun, were meant to be read separately, like morsels, with time in between to turn to other things. I hope that in bringing them together like this, they do not seem to you to be too repetitive, dated, or indigestible. In fact, I’m even hoping you’ll enjoy a few of them.
"In case you were wondering, the title of this book is taken from a brief telephone conversation I had in 1980 with a man in the Contracts Department of the radio section of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Having recovered -- eventually and partially -- from dermatomyositis, I picked up the threads of my performing career with a radio series that had been arranged before I became ill. The man in the Contracts Department was terribly apologetic. 'I'm sorry I didn't get the contracts to you,' he said, 'I thought you were dead.' I was mildly surprised -- mostly that an event as minor as a death could affect the stately progress of BBC paperwork. 'Um, ... well ...,' I said, not wishing to overstate my case, 'not yet.' The paperwork arrived two days later." Dr. Robert Buckman is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as a television presenter of medical topics, a best-selling author, a cancer physician and (occasionally) an entertainer. In this unusual autobiography, he tells the story of his life so far; as an exceptionally small child, a young physician, a performer (appearing on stage with the Monty Python crew), columnist, and author. What makes this book even more intriguing is that he has also been a patient -- suffering a near-fatal auto-immune disease in 1979 and an inflammation of the spinal cord ten years later which has left him partially paralyzed. In these pages, Dr. Buckman deals unflinchingly with medicine, health, theatre, sex, love, television, alcohol, money, telephones, flatulence, filing systems and a few other minor details of modern life. Not Dead Yet is often funny, sometimes hilarious, occasionally serious and always engaging.
Biography of rodeo cowboy Randy Bird telling his life story and how he's been challenged every day since his serious accident in 1986.
Dying isn’t what it used to be in Jenn Burke’s sexy paranormal mystery series, Not Dead Yet. Not Dead Yet Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief-for-hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again. As they work together to track down the murderer, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently. Give up the Ghost Immortal not-ghost Wes Cooper and his vampire partner, Hudson Rojas, have it all—rewarding private investigation work, great friends and, most important, a love that’s endured. But ever since Wes sent a demon screaming back to the beyond, his abilities have grown overpowering and overwhelming. He’s hiding the fact that he’s losing control the best he can, but it’s hard to keep anything a secret for long when your partner’s a former cop…and especially when your partner’s a former cop who wants to move in together. When all hell literally breaks loose in Toronto, he and Hudson are thrown into a case unlike any they’ve seen before. To save the city, Wes needs to harness his new power…and find some answers. But when he gets them, the solution to fix it all could mean losing everything. Graveyard Shift Wes Cooper and his not-life partner, vampire Hudson Rojas, have settled into cohabitation in an upscale part of Toronto. Their PI business is booming, and when a suspect they’ve been tailing winds up in the morgue, it’s alongside a rash
Dying isn’t what it used to be. Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now. His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again, given he’s rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn’t be legal. As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently. This book is approximately 91,000 words
For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him . . . For rock superstar, Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination. . . For the City of Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city's greatest love story - between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert - is incalculable. For Detective Superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes. An obsessed stalker is after Gaia. One attempt on her life is made days before she leaves her Bel Air home to fly to Brighton. Now, he has been warned, the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning. Not Dead Yet is the eighth novel featuring Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, from the number one bestselling author Peter James.
An upbeat memoir to savor and admire, Still Alive! proves that in your later years you can still be going strong . . . and having fun! “Old age is a shipwreck,” Charles de Gaulle once observed. Not so, says Herb Gold in this lively, often hilarious memoir of his first seven decades. He is clearly enjoying every moment to its fullest. This is a book about how time overtakes us, how reminiscence, loss, hope, pain, success, failure—the lifelong accumulation of dreams and reality—crowd about us with every passing day. Combining a fascinating selection of people, places, and key events from a long life into the alembic of his ever-fertile imagination, Gold has distilled gold from his uncanny ability to recall conversations, anecdotes, atmosphere, and telling detail. By turns wickedly funny (“Prostate surgeries and hysterectomies are not immediately visible at art gallery openings.”) and touching (“It’s harder to learn how to laugh alone.”), Still Alive!, in this age of overheated memoirs, will surely find its way to a grateful audience both young and young at heart.
?????????? ?Very suspenseful up to the last page. One of my new favorites.Secrets lead to lies and lies to murder in this pulse-pounding mystery with lots of shocking twists.Has former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas finally gotten herself in deeper than she can handle?When the body of Nancy Henry is pulled out of the water of Sykes Creek by two local fishermen, they soon realize she's not dead.Not yet.Before she disappeared, Nancy Henry appeared to have everything: a successful husband who adored her, two beautiful children, a modeling career, and a charming home in south Merritt Island with a heart wreath on the door.Now that she is back five years later, everything has changed. Her husband is with another wife, and her children are almost grown.Everywhere she turns, people are telling her the same thing: We thought you were dead.What happened to her? Nancy claims she doesn't know where she has been. She remembers nothing after a blow to her head. She doesn't want to talk to the investigation team lead by former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas, who has agreed to help with this bizarre case.The sheriff's office soon wants to give up on the case, but Eva Rae doesn't quite believe in quitting. She sees fear in Nancy Henry's eyes that makes her think she is lying to them, maybe to protect herself.What secrets is she carrying?To get to the truth, Eva Rae must get to the bottom of what really happened on that night five years ago when Nancy Henry disappeared from her home in what looked like a home intrusion. But the past isn't always easy to dig up, especially not when someone wants it to stay hidden and will go to great lengths to make sure it does.Someone obviously tried to kill Nancy Henry. Will they come back to finish what they started?
How will the Victorians handle a zombie apocalypse?Not all heroes are heroic...In fact, some are outright dastardly.After being expelled from Eton, Jack Strapper is tricked into joining the army and posted to an Irish cavalry regiment in the false belief it'll be safe.However, he's horrified to discover the nation's already amidst an ongoing apocalypse.Worse still, his unit's commanded by a mad colonel who's intent on making him fight.He was told it would be all pretty girls and parties. Oops. How will the now Captain Strapper cope knowing a million victims of the Potato Famine are roaming the land as zombies?Yet, after an astonishing run of incredible coincidences and good fortune, he soon builds a reputation as an intrepid warrior.But not all are fooled.There is one officer, Major Lynch, the regiment's most decorated soldier, who's taken a disliking to the young upstart. Refusing to believe the tales of heroics, he's disgusted by the way his comrades fawn over this boy who can barely even hold a sabre, never mind single-handedly vanquish dozens of foes.And why are there no living witnesses?After an unfortunate incident with his wife, Lynch now holds a personal vendetta and will stop at nothing to expose Jack for the coward he really is.If you enjoy a zombie military series and a hilarious anti-hero, you'll love the historical twists in Not Dead Yet.Get it now.This boxset includes the first three books in the series.
This is the story of a boy, from the country, who chose to become a US Air Force physician, one who even spent a year at an Army Special Forces camp in Vietnam where one of his duties was to pull guard duty. Later he became a respected Obstetrician and Gynecologist. His story includes several close calls with death and his conversion from being a pro-abortion physician, who did abortions in his medical practice, to one who has spent years helping women choose life for their babies.