Still Alive by Herbert Gold
A Temporary Condition

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ÒOld age is a shipwreck,Ó 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 the fullest. This is a book about how time overtakes us, how reminiscence, loss, hope, pain, success, failureÑthe lifelong accumulation of dreams and realityÑcrowd 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. In this age of overheated memoirs, STILL ALIVE! will surely find its way to a grateful audience both young and young at heart.

About Herbert Gold

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Herbert Gold was born and raised in Cleveland, but rose to national fame with hisroman à clef Fathers. A longtime chronicler of the Beat movement, he lives in San Francisco. Gold is an established writer who has written many successful works of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestsellers Fathers (Random House, 1966), A Girl of Forty (Dell, 1989), Bohemia (Touchstone, 1994), and Best Nightmare on Earth (Touchstone, 1992).
Published August 1, 2011 by Arcade Publishing. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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At 84, Herbert Gold delivers a memoir of sorts, just doing what a writer does.

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