- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (14 September 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006073731X
- ISBN-13: 978-0060737313
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,93,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived Paperback – 14 Sep 2004
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Description for Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
About the Author
Laurence Shames, formerly the Ethics columnist for Esquire, is a critically acclaimed novelist and essayist, and was the ghostwriter of The New York Times bestseller Boss of Bosses. He lives in Ojai, California.
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The biggest irony was he found out he had stomach cancer in his 40s. As he became less well he decided to allow Laurence Shames into his life to co author a memoir of his last months. He wanted his family to remember his thoughts and accomplisments, his advice, the risks he took, his successes, but also some dangerous or perhaps not so well thought times in his youth too. He was so open,so unguarded,such an admirable person.It was a privilege to get to know this man, and he chose the perfect co author. Laurence Shames helped fashion a beautiful memoir.
You will not be able to put this book down and you will cry at some point as you read it. It is very good. Read it and then GO LIVE!
If you (most people I have met do) are in need of an Extreme Makeover when it comes to your life, "Not Fade Away" does not disappoint. Some of the takeaways include:
"When you really grasp death, it is one of life's defining moments...nothing looks quite the same again...
If you've always got your health, you can always make money. But all the money in the world can't buy back your health.
You will never accomplish anything if you're afraid to look bad trying.
And, why do we lose that feeling, that sense of wonder, for so much of our lives?"
Redeem yourself...and your life with this very thoughtful and provocative book.