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.
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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.
What was it like to participate in the Women's Liberation Movement? What made millions of women step forward from the 1960s onwards and join it in different ways? Many of the fifty women in this book were there. They describe how they have contributed in multitudinous ways across politics, the arts, health, education, environmentalism, economics and science and created wonderfully subversive activism. And how they continue this activism today with determined grittiness. Here are women - all over 70 years of age - still railing against the patriarchal systemic oppression of women, still fighting back. The contributors to Not Dead Yet have created new analyses with new language and new kinds of organisations always aware of the ways in which the system is stacked against them, particularly against radical lesbian feminists. But they persist. They share the revolutionary zest they have carried with them over many decades. There is history, there is subversion and there are many extraordinary acts of courage. The language is full of irony and wit - as well as deadly serious.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Not Dead Yet is the mantra of the current boomer population of 73 million who still think of themselves as young. This cohort is facing challenges as they age but are not content to throw in the towel on a full and rewarding life. The authors help readers face what comes their way as they age with humor, optimism, energy, and honesty.
I'm not dead yet - The adventures of a menopausal womanWritten by Jan CoulsonI'm not dead yet but some days it certainly feels like a better option.The menopause - probably the worst time of my life:Let me explain what the menopause is all about. Imagine you have been kidnapped by aliens and have been taken back to their planet. Once there they cut open your head, remove your brain and replace it with a pink fluffy marshmallow. Whilst you are on their operating table, they fiddle around with your internal thermostat by jamming it onto VERY HOT. They then delve around with your personality by removing most of the good bits and fill you up with a load of emotional trash. They stitch you back up and send you back to resume your former life whilst laughing uproariously at their great joke as you descend down to earth. You still look like you on the outside but you feel very different internally. When you arrive back on planet earth, because you now have a very small piece of confectionary where you once had a intelligent brain, it stands to reason that nothing works properly. You start to ache in places you didn't even know existed. You have trouble doing any sort of exercise as all of your joints hurt. You cannot get off of the sofa in one swift movement anymore. You put on weight when you eat one crisp. The smallest stupidest little things get magnified out of all proportion. You get really grumpy and furiously angry, then the next day you start sobbing whilst watching a film about a family who inherit a Christmas tree farm??? You can't find anything in the house and you put things in very strange places (I once found a whole pack of smoked salmon in the cutlery drawer). You retain absolutely no information whatsoever, if an event is not written in my diary it will not be happening. Your sex drive takes a complete nose dive, and all you really want to do is sleep but you can't because you have vicious sweats that keep you awake all night. When eventually you do get so
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
Robert Buckman is a successful Toronto cancer specialist and comic writer and performer who has collaborated often with John Cleese and other members of the Monty Python gang. From being labelled a "little prick with a needle" in medical school in 1969 to starring in his own British television comedy series to battling a life-threatening auto-immune disease, Dr. Buckman's hilarious take on his life as a doctor and patient also offers a witty and insightful examination of his profession, his patients, himself and the world. Dr. Buckman's brain is definitely connected to his funny bone, and the result is this riotous and endearing memoir.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Author : Amanda Collins
- Publisher : Amanda Collins
- Release Date : 2019-09-25
- Genre : Family & Relationships
- Pages : 88
- ISBN : 1925949400
When someone you love is dying, there's so much to think about. What's the right thing to say? How do you know the right and wrong things to do? This little book is for you. Free of jargon, full of hints and ideas to help you navigate this messy, mysterious, and complicated time.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 BRAGG UNSW PRESS PRIZE FOR SCIENCE WRITING Disease — specifically infectious disease — is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it’s amazing that it doesn’t get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every day. So how come we’re not dead yet? In this lively and accessible book, Idan Ben-Barak tells us why. He explores the immune system and what keeps it running, how germs are destroyed, and why we develop immunities to certain disease-causing agents. He also examines the role of antibiotics and vaccines, and looks at what the future holds for our collective chances of not being dead. This is entertaining and thoughtful science writing to inspire the student interested in a career in medicine or immunology, or to inform the reader who just wants to understand more about their body while having a laugh along the way. PRAISE FOR IDAN BEN-BARAK ‘[F]riendly and engaging ... accessible to anyone who's curious about the mechanics of the human body.’ The Age
An ordinary mans life in Birmingham through the ,70's, 80's and 90's before moving to the west of Ireland suffering a stroke then rebuilding my life and living the dream. I take a look at the brighter side of having a stroke, why not?, its not like I can change it
Wolverine comes home to find a dead body in his apartment, and realizes the assassin McLeish--the White Ghost--is back, and he is forced to confront an army of killers in an effort to hunt down his old enemy. Collects "Wolverine" no. 119-122.