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Thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Alexander is a psychotherapist, a spin instructor, a volunteer, and an athlete. She is also almost completely blind, with significantly deteriorated hearing. Not Fade Away is a deeply moving exploration of the obstacles we all face-physical, psychological, and philosophical. Rebecca's story is an exquisite reminder to live each day to its fullest. In Not Fade Away, Rebecca charts her journey from a teenager who tried to hide her disabilities to a woman who is able to face the world exactly as she is. Even though Rebecca inhabits a gradually darkening world, she refuses to let that stop her from living life with joy and enthusiasm.

©2014 Rebecca Alexander (P)2014 Tantor

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"Rebecca Alexander's indomitable spirit spills out on to the pages of this incredible memoir. She will lift you up . . . the way she did for me." ---Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of the Today show

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  • Daryl
  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • 11-24-14

Loved this!

Would you listen to Not Fade Away again? Why?

Definitely. Rebecca's experiences are by turns unique and universal. She has had to come to terms with herself, her sexuality, what it manes to have a disability...

Have you listened to any of Tavia Gilbert’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have, and for the most part, I do like her narration. I will definitely check out more of her performances.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

In portions, both.

Any additional comments?

Rebecca Alexander is by turns an enigma and an every-woman. She is both losing her sight and hearing, and has taken the controversial step of receiving a cochlear implant.

She is strong, capable, and very self-aware. Kudos to her for writing this book; I hope she writes more!

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loved it

loved it, truly eye opening. loved the narration & journey with the author. took me places I didn't think I'd go.