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1. Gene Kelly: A Biography
2. Gene Kelly: A Life of Dance and
3. Films of Gene Kelly - Song and
4. Gene Kelly: A Celebration
5. Tarzan, Gene Kelly, and me
6. Gene Kelly (A Pyramid illustrated
7. Year's Best Fantasy 6 (No. 6)
8. Chasing Daylight
9. Gene Kelly
11. Gene Therapy (Health and Medical
13. A Pictorial History of the Movie
14. Anchors Aweigh: Starring Gene
15. The Cheyenne Social Club: Comedy
16. American Tap Dancers: Gene Kelly,
17. Naissance à Pittsburgh: Andy
18. Actors From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
19. Minnesota Twins Managers: Billy
20. University of Pittsburgh Alumni:

1. Gene Kelly: A Biography
by Clive Hirschhorn
Hardcover: 296 Pages (1985-01)
list price: US$13.95
Isbn: 0312318022
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Still the best bio in Gene Kelly
Even though Hirschhorn gets the birth date wrong, this is still the definitive biography of Gene Kelly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect and honest biography
This book by Clive Hirschhorn did an excellent job of giving every fact a Gene Kelly fan needs to know. I love that there is no "dirt" on Gene Kelly, and Hirschhorn does not try to pretend there is. A well written bio. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to know about the fabulous Mr. Kelly.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read!
I could not put this book down. As a life-long Gene Kelly fan who first became entranced by his talents as a child watching "Singin' in the Rain," I can't imagine a better way to gain insight into my screen hero than this book.All of the key players in his life are contributers through interviews (including Kelly himself.)It is a stimulating read from the first page to the last.Now I am trying to find a copy to own!If you have one to sell, please contact me.

5-0 out of 5 stars I love Gene Kelly
this book is an excellent look on Gene Kelly's phenomonal performance life. He truly is one of, if not the best preformer ever.His choreography and tapping style was such a breakthrough from the Astaire dainty dancingdays with more athletics.I strongly recommend this book. ... Read more

2. Gene Kelly: A Life of Dance and Dreams
by Alvin Yudkoff
Paperback: 240 Pages (2001-09-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$36.00
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Asin: 0823088197
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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In this candid biography, the beloved dancer, choreographer, actor, and director is depicted for the first time not just as the genius and star whom millions still watch with awe, but as the complex and difficult man his family, intimates, and colleagues knew. Documenting Kelly's astonishing gifts--his innovations in movie choreography in such films as An American in Paris and Singin' in the Rain--the book also examines his late career struggles, stormy relationships, and political convictions. Structured as a retrospective of the star's life and artistry, this multi-dimensional portrait is the first to be drawn since Kelly died in 1996, and includes rare photos. Alvin Yudkoff, a producer of television, film, and video documentaries, is also a published fiction author. He lives in Water Mill, Long Island, New York. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars I Liked This Intro to an Amazing Life
It is sad that the errors that were noted by the other reviewers have marred the book. I did not know they were there and so what I got from this book was this fantastically gifted man and the passions of his life. This compact life is really full of drama. The monologues, debated in other comments, are based on the things Kelly expressed in other ways, as I understand it, but they weren't necessary. I was not bothered by the concise description of the many long years of fizzles and disappointments in Kelly's later life. I can recommend this book as a very enjoyable read, and quite good for young readers, but it seems clear a big, fat, long, unimpeachably correct bio would make a lot of other people happy.

1-0 out of 5 stars How on Earth...
The most startling thing about this book is that it actually got published. It would be an understatement to say Alvin Yudkoff is not a legitimate biographer. It's been a few months since I read this book but I seem to recall that there were little to no primary sources. The bulk of the book is Yudkoff's use of quotes from other written sources which undermines Yudkoff credibilty as a real biographer.

The author hangs his tenuous narrative on what he imagines Gene Kelly is thinking as he sits throughhis AFI tribute. Yudkoff, in turn, takes enormous license. These "memories" are the basis to go back in time to begin the history of Kelly's life. Yudkoff never acknowledges that his narrative is anything but fact. Kelly comes across as a bitter and negative man if we're to believe the imaginary narrative the author has created. Yudkoff refers to Kelly's dislike of Cary Grant. The only reason this might be, Yudkoff tells us, is because Grant questioned the validity of Kelly's relationship with his first wife, Betsy Blair. This is never backed-up with a passage or quote from anyone. Is Yudkoff now claiming the same capability with Grant, that he can read his mind as well?

Reading this book I found myself asking: what is it that Alvin Yudkoff may have in common with John Keats? Oh yes, one thing, they both wrote when they were on opiates. Too bad Yudkoff didn't share any of Keats genius for writing.

And as many have mentioned before, the author truncates the book by just dropping most of the narrative about Kelly's life after his second wife Jeanne Coyne died. A half-written life is not worth reading. Better to read Betsy Blair's biography. Both husband and wife come across as two fascinating human beings.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book should be in the fiction section.
I have never read such an atrocity in my entire life. This "biography" by Alvin Yudkoff is filled with so much inaccuracy and conjecture I started marking the pages where I could prove his information was wrong. There were at least a hundred post it notes by the time I was done. I even turned it into a paper for my film class- proving how inaccurate this biography is. I got an A. All the proof you need is to watch any of Gene Kelly's movies, read his ex-wife Betsy Blair's autobiography, or read Clive Hirschhorn's biography. Yukoff even took direct quotes from Hirschhorn's book and twisted them around to suit his own agenda. Unlike Yudkoff, Hirschhorn DID personally interview Kelly and his friends.
And it was so maddening to read while Yudkoff purported to know directconversations between Kelly and his family and friends, or the thoughts running through Kelly's head while at the AFI celebration of his work. I can't figure out why someone who claims to be a fan would churn out such drivel and paint the fabulous Gene Kelly as a horrible person who thinks he's better than everyone. I have read other biographies of Debbie Reynolds, Stanley Donen, and Betty Garrett and I am not fooling myself into thinking Kelly wasn't fallible. I realize he had drive that was hard for other people to take, but NO ONE else painted him out as mean just to be mean. Just as a man dedicated to his craft. Yudkoff should never have written this book of lies.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shamefully shoddy......
I have my own personal barometer to indicate whether or not a book is second-rate (or worse).I start counting the typos, and when I hit "five," I officially distrust the author/editors.I hit five by the third chapter and knew I was in for a bumpy ride.This author should have concentrated on spell-checking and fact-checking, rather than obsessing with his thinly veiled,homophobic assertions (as mentioned by another reader, his repeated reference to "Leo McCrary" nearly made me hurl the book across the room!).This really was a maddening read, and it is hardly the biography that the great Gene Kelly deserves.Makes one even sadder to ponder that Kelly's own autobiography was lost when his house burned down in the 80's.That would have been a helluva read.

1-0 out of 5 stars I'd throw this away if I hadn't gotten it at the library
I'm currently only up to page 175, and for the first time in recent memory, I'm giving up on a book. I've wasted way too much time on this piece of utter garbage. I have to thank the other knowledgeable and discerning reviewers here on Amazon for making me realize that there's just no point in continuing with this thing.

From what I've actually managed to get through, it's clear that Yudkoff is many things, but, first and foremost, he's a bad writer. No, strike that: He's a horrible writer. One thing I've always felt is important with biographies is accuracy. Not Yudkoff. He seems to value contradictions and poor research. How poor? I just read the section about HUAC, and he expressed great disdain for director Leo McCarey. He had several paragraphs about him, and mentioned his name numerous times. Now, if you're going to mention someone over and over in your book, one would think that you would at least research him enough to get his name right. Yudkoff calls him Leo McCrary.

The inaccuracies aren't the worst part of the book, by far. Yudkoff seems to be a Communist sympathizer, and that viewpoint is one of the main thrusts of his book. A couple years ago, I read Myrna Loy's autobiography. She was one of those who let her politics run her life, instead of the other way around, and every opinion, encounter and experience was tinged/tainted by her political view. She seemed to have a desire to bed every man in Hollywood, but only if they were a "good Democrat." As awash with politics as her book was, though, it pales in comparison to the hammer and sickle-waving contempt for all things right of Lennin found here. Combined with the glaring inaccuracies (not to mention the outright libel in some passages--Yudkoff takes courage from Cary Grant being in the grave to state his rumored homosexuality as fact), it's impossible to take this book seriously, and nearly impossible to take it at all.

One thing that's essential when reading a biography is trust: you have to be able to trust the author and his account of the person's life, otherwise it's a wasted effort. Very little of what Yudkoff writes--outside of direct quotes (and even those are suspect based on his glaringly poor fact-checking)--can be accepted as fact. This book was clearly written with an agenda, but unfortunately, that agenda doesn't seem to include an accurate retelling of Kelly's life. Avoid this like the bird flu. ... Read more

3. Films of Gene Kelly - Song and Dance Man
by Tony Thomas
 Paperback: 244 Pages (1976-08-04)
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Asin: 0806505435
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4. Gene Kelly: A Celebration
by Sheridan Morley, Ruth Leon
Paperback: 171 Pages (1997-09)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$293.87
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Asin: 1862050724
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Featuring more than 100 photographs, this lavish tribute looks back with affection at the remarkable and influential career--on both sides of the camera--of one of the cinema's most popular stars. Now in paperback. Gene Kelly was the man who dragged Hollywood musicals into the second half of the 20th century--splashing through puddles in ``Singing in the Rain,'' dancing to the top of the Empire State Building in ``Our Town,'' teaching French kids to sing Gershwin in ``An American in Paris.'' He took dancing out of the ballroom and set it alive on the streets. He was also, of course, an actor, choreographer, and director, but it is as the first modern screen dancer that Gene Kelly will always be remembered. This picture-filled volume is a tribute to his rare talent and indelible body of work. Sheridan Morley is a drama critic and biographer, whose subjects include Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Ruth Leon is the author of Applause: New York's Guide to the Performing Arts. 168 pp 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 8 color & 100 b/w photos ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
I really thought this book was great! If you are a Gene Kelly fan this book is for you. It has little tid bits about Gene that a fan would want to know. Gene Kelly- A Celebration mostly talks about the movies Gene made and his contributions to the movies. Great pictures also.I highly recommend buying this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book about THE MAN
This book is a must for all Gene Kelly fans.It has wonderful pictures of him, and allows you insight into his life.This book describes the making of each movie that he made.Buy this book, and I'm sure you won't regretit.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too Many Photos, Not Enough Story
The other reviewers have said what I am going to say:There just is not enough about Gene Kelly's life in this book.It's a little TOO "celebratory".Any conflicts that arise between him and othersat the time are glossed over as Kelly doing no wrong.Some of his failuresare presented as if they did not create a problem for the star, yet anyonewho has lived on this planet (so then everyone) KNOWS that Kelly's failuresand difficulties were probably not as ho-hum as the authors would like usto believe.In their attempt to be respectful of the venerable star, theytake us sometimes for fools who have not experienced life.I'm onlytwo-thirds of the way through the book, but it does not seem to me they aregoing to mention the fact that Kelly kept Michael Kidd from becoming morethan he could have been, speculated by some to be the result of jealousyand insecurity about the competition Kidd offered.Also, several ofKelly's famous dance numbers are referred to as "the mostremembered", "his biggest", "his most famous","his daringest", etc.Well, they can't ALL be that.Thisindulgence in hyperbole is reminiscent of a "That'sEntertainment" film.The photographs are wonderful, but the book'slayout creates an awkardly cumbersome book that is too heavy for what itcontains, and just doesn't "fit" well on your lap when reading inbed, nor does it carry around well when moving from room to room in yourhouse on a lazy Saturday when trying to enjoy your book.I know that seemspetty, but reading is an entire experience with a definite ritual.Theshape of this book interferes with that coffee-and-pajamas-on-the-couchritual.It's just too heavy and could have been easily condensed intosomething smaller and more manageable.Nitpicking aside, read this if youare a Kelly fan.It's a delightful journey back in time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Colorful, but not entirely comprehensive!
Initially, this book is very alluring. Now, i'm not one to "dog on" anything affiliated with the legendary icon, Gene Kelly... However, this book is less than PERFECT.It contains many wonderful pictures, as well as commentary(nowadays, the "bare-minimum requirements of any "celebrity tribute" book), but lacks in-depth information about the artist.In that sense, this "celebration" does not do Mr. Kelly justice.Mr. Kelly is great, the jem of americana.Sadly, this book is only half as pristine.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book on a fantastic man
I am so ecstatic that they finally have a book out there all about Gene Kelly.. The pictures are great.It's well worth your time to order it.. I am such a HUGE fan of Gene Kelly, he is the ultimate cure for the blues, him and chocolate Forever sigin' In The Rain.. :o) ... Read more

5. Tarzan, Gene Kelly, and me
by Murray Hone Ball
 Paperback: 180 Pages (2001)

Isbn: 0473076802
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6. Gene Kelly (A Pyramid illustrated history of the movies)
by Jeanine Basinger
 Paperback: 160 Pages (1976)

Isbn: 0515039578
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars A nice paperback overview
If you can find a copy of this book, it's a short but sweet biography which concentrates on Gene Kelly's film career. Since it is part of the Pyramid Illustrated History of the Movies series, that is to be expected.

You'll find plenty of black and white photographs and reviewsof Kelly's films. The book was published in 1976 so it understandably endswell before Mr. Kelly's death. For a more in-depth look, I'd suggest eitherClive Hirshhorn's biography "Gene Kelly" or Tony Thomas's"The Films of Gene Kelly." Considering that there are only a fewbooks about Mr. Kelly that have been published, this is well worth pickingup if you're a fan. ... Read more

7. Year's Best Fantasy 6 (No. 6)
by Bruce Sterling, Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Connie Willis
Paperback: 352 Pages (2006-09-15)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$7.64
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Asin: 1892391376
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Continuing to showcase the most compelling new genre fiction, this annual compendium presents an impressive lineup of bestselling authors and rising stars of fantasy. Fantasy fiction continues to attract talented authors and dedicated readers, and this intriguing sampler features the best new tales. Whether learning garden magic, battling trolls, or discovering one's relative mortality, these wondrous stories tell of epic heroes and ordinary people performing feats of glory, honor, and occasional ridiculousness.
This year’s contributors include Timothy J. Anderson, Laird Barron, Deborah Coates, Candas Jane Dorsey, Esther Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Gavin J. Grant, Ann Harris, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Claude Lalumiere, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Garth Nix, Tim Pratt, Patrick Samphire, Heather Shaw, Delia Sherman, Bruce Sterling, Jonathan Sullivan, Greg Van Eekhout, Jeff Vandermeer, Liz Williams, Connie Willis, and Gene Wolfe.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Not Free SF Reader
A reasonable collection of fantasy, with a 3.55 average.The best stories being Garth Nix's very funny and clever giant monster short, and Laird Barron's horror piece.

There is a quite brief piece by the editors about the state and source of stories in general, and each individual tale is prefaced with further info.

A solid 4, this book

Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Eating Hearts - Yoon Ha Lee
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : The Denial - Bruce Sterling
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : The Fraud - Esther Friesner
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Sunbird - Neil Gaiman
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Shard of Glass - Alaya Dawn Johnson
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : The Farmer's Cat - Jeff Vandermeer
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Crab Apple - Patrick Samphire
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : The Comber - Gene Wolfe
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Walpurgis Afternoon - Deliah Sherman
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Monster - Kelly Link
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Robots and Falling Hearts - Tim Pratt and Greg van Eekhout
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Still Life with B00bs - Ann Harris
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Heads Up Thumbs Down - Gavin J. Grant
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Newbie Wrangler - Timothy J. Anderson
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Being Here - Claude Lalumière
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Mom and Mother Theresa - Candas Jane Dorsey
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : The Imago Sequence - Laird Barron
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Magic in a Certain Slant of Light - Deborah Coates
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Single White Farmhouse - Heather Shaw
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Read It in the Headlines! - Garth Nix
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Niels Bohr and the Sleeping Dane - Jonathon Sullivan
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Mortegarde - Liz Williams
Year's Best Fantasy 6 : Inside Job - Connie Willis

Perfect magician, belt up and bonk.

3 out of 5

We're dead, stupid.

3.5 out of 5

Pregnant unicorn variation end.

4 out of 5

"I have a presentiment of doom upon me," ..."And I fear it shall come to us with barbecue sauce."

4 out of 5

Racist memory power runaway.

4 out of 5

Moggie ursa major makes troll mob minor.

3.5 out of 5

Dryad heart dump.

3 out of 5

Swiftly tilting city.

4 out of 5

Witchiness good for gardens.

3.5 out of 5

Hey, Bungalow Jim
I Might Eat Him

3.5 out of 5

Reality altering with replicating rodent robots. With a bit of mechanical criticism of the critical literary abilities of people.

3.5 out of 5

Mendicant mammaries.

4 out of 5

Sound of music is Matchless.

3 out of 5

Gud is bloody lazy, Zep Boy.

3.5 out of 5

Can't see this one, maybe that's us.

2.5 out of 5

No Aunt, just gimme shelter.

3 out of 5

Awful art lust trephination escape cave meld.

4 out of 5

Predicting dirigible desperation.

4 out of 5

Architectural pr0n, same?

3.5 out of 5

Very large Daikaiju font.

4.5 out of 5

Statue sword-slinger saves scientist.

4 out of 5

World Tree gatespeaking wyvern blood lecture dissection decision.

3.5 out of 5

Making monkeys of mediums.

4 out of 5

4 out of 5

5-0 out of 5 stars Bizarre and beautiful
YEAR'S BEST FANTASY 6, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, is an engaging anthology of the absurd, the fantastic, the beautiful, and the horrifying, comprising twenty-three stories written by some of the best in the industry. The tales range from light and whimsical, as in "Still Life with Boobs" by Anne Harris, to dark and chilling, as in Laird Barron's much-acclaimed novella, "The Imago Sequence," which has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the long fiction category for 2005.

The book comes in with a tiger in Yoon Ha Lee's elegant parable "Eating Hearts," and goes out with a tiger, in Connie Willis's smartly crafted homage to H. L. Mencken entitled "Inside Job." Kelly Link's outstanding "Monster" is a tongue-in-cheek modern-day version of Beowulf in a boys' summer camp; and Bruce Sterling's satirical "The Denial" brings to mind the genius of Isaac B. Singer. Authors include Esther M. Friesner, Neil Gaiman, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Jeff VanderMeer, Patrick Samphire, Gene Wolfe, Delia Sherman, Tim Pratt and Greg van Eekhout, Gavin J. Grant (husband to Kelly Link), Candas Jane Dorsey, Timothy J. Anderson, Claude Lalumière, Deborah Coates, Heather Shaw, Garth Nix, Jonathon Sullivan, and Liz Williams.

Award recipient David G. Hartwell is the senior editor at Tor/Forge Books, the publisher of THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION, and the author of AGE OF WONDERS.

World Fantasy Award winner Kathryn Cramer is an editor at THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF SCIENCE FICTION. She has also co-edited the outstanding anthologies, THE ASCENT OF WONDER, THE HARD SF RENAISSANCE, and the YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION series.

YEAR'S BEST FANTASY 6 is highly recommended reading for anyone who enjoys variety in the fantastic.
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8. Chasing Daylight
by Gene O'Kelly
Kindle Edition: 160 Pages (2005-12-23)
list price: US$19.95
Asin: B000RHIU8A
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Must the end of life be the worst part? Can it be made the best?

At 53, Eugene O'Kelly was in the full swing of life. Chairman and CEO of KPMG, one of the largest U.S. accounting firms, he enjoyed a successful career and drew happiness from his wife, children, family, and close friends. He was thinking ahead: the next business trip, the firm's continued success, weekend plans with his wife, his daughter's first day of eighth grade.

Then in May 2005, Gene was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer and given three to six months to live. Just like that.

Now a growing darkness was absorbing the bright future he had seen for himself. He would have to change his plans, quickly, and capture what he could of his last diminishing days.

Chasing Daylight is the account of his final journey. Starting from the time of his diagnosis and concluded upon his death less than four months later, this book is his unforgettable story.

With startling intimacy, it chronicles the dissolution of Eugene O'Kelly's life and his gradual awakening to a more profound understanding. Interweaving unsettling details of his battle with cancer with his moment-to-moment reflections on life and death, love and success, spirituality and the search for meaning, it provides a testament to the power of the human spirit and a compelling message about how to live a more vivid, balanced, and meaningful life.

Inspiring, passionate, deeply insightful, Chasing Daylight is a remarkable man's poignant farewell to a beloved world.

Amazon.com Review
As CEO at accounting giant KPMG, Eugene O'Kelly was so immersed in his job that over thecourse of a decade, he managed to have lunch with his wife on weekdays just twice. His travelschedule was set 18 months out. Once, he was so obsessed with impressing a potential client that hetracked down the man's travel schedule, booked the seat next to him on a flight, schmoozed the guyall the way to Australia, landed the account, and flew immediately back to Manhattan. His Type-A ways vanished when, at age 53, a top neurosurgeon in New York told him he had late-stage brain cancer. "His eyes told me I would die soon. It was late spring. I had seen my last autumnin New York." 

There are no TV-movie-style miracle treatments orextensions of his life expectancy; he's told he has maybe 3 months, and he doesn't spend any energyhoping for a cure. True to his CEO style, he creates goals for himself, lists of friends to visit for thelast time; he meditates; he tries to create as many "perfect Moments" that he can, during dinner orphone conversations with friends, and realized how rare those moments of connection and joywere in his "previous life." Chasing Daylight is as much a self-criticism of his job-before-family ways as it is a meditation on time and a transition to a tranquil, spiritual state utterly foreignto him as a CEO. O'Kelly's absolutely more fulfilled by the soul work that he finishes in 100 days,compared to his 30 years of corporate promotions and accolades, and he utterly convinces readersto ponder their own situation, whether "in the gloaming" of life as he was or not. --Erica Jorgensen

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2-0 out of 5 stars Off-putting
There were crystalline jewels of insight - Perfect Moments, to borrow the author's terminology, such as his wife's observation that "when you are motivated by fear, you are not able to see the best path -- whether in death or in life."

Unfortunately, their number was insufficient to counter-balance a narrative that I found off-putting in its tone, which often felt didactic to me, and if not that, then so striving for perfection in Mr. O'Kelly's dying process that it almost became competitive.

I also didn't like the occasional comparisons between how well Mr. O'Kelly died versus others, who evidently didn't do it as well. Or how character or moral defects were the reason why some resisted Mr. O'Kelly's unwinding protocols.

I found it difficult to reconcile the author's attempt to let go and to unwind his worldly ties in beautiful and meaningful ways, with a seeming need to choreograph the most minute actions, even beyond his death.

On the other hand, I respect that this book reflected his personal story, which was in accordance with his unique personality, his natural bent. He even touched on that a little by acknowledging how an accountant's world view (and a CEO's) complemented or ran counter to the process of living while dying.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well grounded inspiration.
Eugene O'Kelly and his wife crafted a beautiful and inspirational manual for anyone who cherishes life and the world around them with Chasing Daylight. I found it astounding that a man who accomplished so much in a relatively short life would take his immenent passing with such grace and dignity. Choosing to not dwell onthe unfinished business in his life, but rather celebrate the time he spent with friends and family. I personally was able to take some of Mr. O'Kelly's ideas in his final days and convert them to exercises in my own life. Exercises which have improved my relationships and outlook on the world I live in. Taken not as dying man's memoirs but as an affirmation of his life, this book shines brightly on my shelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars Chasing Daylight
An incredible, inspiring story about living and appreciating this present moment, a gift we take for granted.A must read for every person before we face our immortality.A lesson about facing death with Grace and dignity, truly a remarkable man.My son worked for Gene and admired him greatly before his diagnosis, now I feel as though I know the beautiful human being he was.I urge you to learn from his journey, he and his story will always be a part of my life.Rhonda Evans

5-0 out of 5 stars Courageous
In general, the premise of this book is nothing earth shattering.With themes including: end of life, struggle to survive, diagnosis of terminal illness, mortality, and the importance of friendships, family, and faith, several other similarly themed books spring to mind... Man's Search for Meaning (holocaust survivor), The Last Lecture (university professor), Tuesdays With Morrie (old man with ALS), and A Gift of Peace (priest).Finally, I come across Chasing Daylight, which adds a corporate executive's take on the matters of living and dying.

Eugene O'Kelly was certainly a powerful man, given his position at KPMG, but I was beyond impressed with how grounded he was.It is refreshing to see a man in corporate America who (at least appears to be in the book he writes in his last months of life), is so full of faith and humility.Eugene admits his struggles with some of the same things all of us struggle with- the balance between family and work, making time for friends and faith, living in the moment instead of the past or future.

How often do we get caught up in the daily grind?Tell ourselves we'll take better care of our health next year, volunteer more next month, that we'll call a family member tomorrow, or spend time with a child or spouse after we finish... watching the news, reading a book, washing the dishes, finishing a project?We all need to be reminded to cherish our lives, and to not wait for extraordinary days but to seek them out.For a man whose cognition was steadily failing, O'Kelly writes with remarkable clarity.I found the closing chapter by his wife especially precious, with her recollection of the last conversation she had with Eugene.

If I were given three months to live, and each day my sense of sight diminished, clarity of mind fogged, and several hours were occupied while I sat screwed to a table during radiation without the ability to move or even swallow, I don't know that I would take on the task of writing a book.Remarkably, Mr. O'Kelly did.This is an insightful book from a man who may not have had it completely right (who's to say there is a right?), but who shares some pretty good points from his life (and death) experiences. (Anyone looking for other extraordinary reads, I highly recommend checking out any and all of the books I mentioned earlier)

5-0 out of 5 stars Live every day
Chasing Daylight is a book we should all read.It is the story of a highly driven and successful man suddenly and unexpectently facing his own mortality.Its a life lesson for us all on how to spend our time in meaningful ways...
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9. Gene Kelly
by Clive Hirschhorn
 Paperback: 344 Pages (1985-05-09)

Isbn: 0863790569
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 Unknown Binding: Pages (1973)

Asin: B0041CT59K
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11. Gene Therapy (Health and Medical Issues Today)
by Evelyn B. Kelly
Hardcover: 216 Pages (2007-07-30)
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Every day, newspapers and television news programs present stories on the latest controversies over healthcare and medical advances, but they do not have the space to provide detailed background on the issues. Websites and weblogs provide information from activists and partisans intent on presenting their side of a story. But where can students - or even ordinary citizens - go to obtain unbiased, detailed background on the medical issues affecting their daily lives? This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides readers and researchers a balanced, in-depth introduction to the medical, scientific, legal, and cultural issues surrounding gene therapy and its import in today's world of healthcare.

Gene Therapy is organized to provide researchers with easy access to the information they need. Section 1 provides overview chapters on the background information needed to intelligently understand the issues and controversies surrounding gene therapy, such as the history of theories of the gene and recent developments in clinical trials. Section 2 offers capsule examinations of the contemporary issues and debates that provoke the most heated disagreements and misunderstandings, such as whether or not humans should tinker with genetic material and who pays for genetic therapies. Section 3 includes reference material on stem cells, including primary source documents from important players in the struggle over gene therapy, a timeline of important events, and an annotated bibliography of useful print and electronic resources. This volume in the Health and Medical Issues Today series provides everything a student requires to understand the issues involved in gene therapy and provides a springboard for further research into the issue.

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13. A Pictorial History of the Movie Musical
by John Springer
 Hardcover: 256 Pages (1982-03)
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14. Anchors Aweigh: Starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Cast
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15. The Cheyenne Social Club: Comedy Film, James Lee Barrett, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Gene Kelly, Samuel Goldwyn Studio, Rangeland
Paperback: 96 Pages (2010-02-20)
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy film written by James Lee Barrett and directed and produced by Gene Kelly, and starred James Stewart, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Jones. It was one of the few off-color ventures for Stewart, who specifically suggested that his friend Fonda be cast; one of the two times the two worked together in a film (the other being in Firecreek in 1968). It was shot at the Bonanza Creek Ranch and Eaves Movie Ranch outside Santa Fe, New Mexico (exteriors), and the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood, California (interiors). In 1867, John O'Hanlan and Harley Sullivan are two aging cowboys working on various open cattle ranges in Texas. O'Hanlan gets a letter from an attorney in Cheyenne, Wyoming that his disreputable (and now, deceased) brother, D.J., left him something called The Cheyenne Social Club in his will. After they make the 1,000 mile (1,600 km) trek to Cheyenne, O'Hanlan and Sullivan learn that The Cheyenne Social Club is a high-class brothel. O'Hanlan's new-found status as "a man of property" makes him the most popular man in town -- until he decides to turn the Social Club into a respectable boarding house. From there, comedy ensues. ... Read more

16. American Tap Dancers: Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Christopher Walken, Tommy Tune, Gregory Hines, Shirley Temple, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Paperback: 342 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Christopher Walken, Tommy Tune, Gregory Hines, Shirley Temple, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tara Strong, Buddy Ebsen, James Mcintyre, Bill Robinson, Ann Pennington, Eleanor Powell, Marilyn Miller, Lavaughn Robinson, Nicholas Brothers, Ann Miller, Donald O'connor, Ruby Keeler, Dulé Hill, Dixie Roberts, George Murphy, Ira Bernstein, Dianne Walker, Leonard Reed, Vera-Ellen, Hinton Battle, Harold Nicholas, Stump and Stumpy, Tommy Rall, John W. Bubbles, Leroy Myers, Peggy Ryan, Savion Glover, Aaron Tolson, Jason Samuels Smith, Cholly Atkins, Charles Coles, Fayard Nicholas, Jimmy Slyde, Marilyn Meseke, Chuck Green, Maceo Anderson, Jack Imel, Rod Howell, Gregg Burge, Drew Tyler Bell, Derick K. Grant, Peg Leg Bates, the Clark Brothers, Leon Collins, Jamie Pressnall, Mcfadden Brothers, Jack Wiggins, Ernest Brown, the Four Step Brothers, Arthur Duncan, Howard Sims, Danny Daniels, James Mcfadden, Frances E. Nealy, Cole Morgen, Steve Condos, Original Copasetics, Bill Bailey, Brenda Bufalino, Charles Cook, Jerry Ames. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 341. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. According to another major innovator in filmed dance, Gene Kelly, "The history of dance on film begins with Astaire." Beyond film and television, many classical dancers and choreographers, Rudolf Nureyev, Michael Jackson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Jerome Robbin...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=64962 ... Read more

17. Naissance à Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol, Ahmad Jamal, Richard Scaife, Gretchen Rush, Gene Kelly, Regis Toomey, Adolphe Menjou, Lois Wilson (French Edition)
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Les achats comprennent une adhésion à l'essai gratuite au club de livres de l'éditeur, dans lequel vous pouvez choisir parmi plus d'un million d'ouvrages, sans frais. Le livre consiste d'articles Wikipedia sur : Andy Warhol, Ahmad Jamal, Richard Scaife, Gretchen Rush, Gene Kelly, Regis Toomey, Adolphe Menjou, Lois Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Chambers, Roy Lichtenstein, Alma Kruger, Myrtle Mcateer, Irving Pichel, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Ryan Malone, Stephen Foster, Pandro S. Berman, John Hodiak, Bill Thomas, Tom Vilsack, R. J. Umberger, George Benson, Amber Brkich Mariano, Ryan Garko, Oscar Levant, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Atkins, Ed Hugus, Charles Hallahan, Tom Savini, James Irwin, Grant Heslov, Zachary Quinto, John Leslie, Nikki Fritz, Charles Garland, Dolores Costello, Lavar Arrington, Bill Varner, Dejuan Blair, Luke Ravenstahl, Donald Wuerl, Reb Beach, Tom Regan, Jerry Fielding, Sam Mcdowell, Michael Fincke, Marc Bulger, Stephen N. Frick, Bill Nunn, Terry J. Hart, Zelda Rubinstein, Éric de Chassey, David Wellington, Marvell Wynne, Lingerie, Alan Perlis, Turbo B, James Ewing, Benoît Drèze, Duncan Phillips. Non illustré. Mises à jour gratuites en ligne. Extrait : Ahmad Jamal, né Frederick Russell Jones, est un pianiste et un compositeur de jazz américain né le 2 juillet 1930 à Pittsburgh en Pennsylvanie. Peu considéré par les critiques dans sa jeunesse, malgré (ou à cause d') un réel engouement public, il connaît aujourd'hui la situation inverse : peu connu du grand public, il jouit d'une réputation considérable de la part des acteurs de la scène jazz actuelle, qui n'ont de cesse de l'affubler des plus respectueux surnoms : « L'architecte », « Le prophète », « Ahmad le magnifique », « Le prestidigitateur du piano », « Le maître », « Le monstre aux deux mains droites »... Ahmad Jamal est né le 2 juillet 1930 à Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie. Sa famille est très modeste : son père travaille dans une aciérie, sa mère fait des ménages. C'e...http://booksllc.net/?l=fr ... Read more

18. Actors From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Gene Kelly, Caitlin Clarke, Fred Rogers, Dean Martin, Shirley Jones, Adolphe Menjou, F. Murray Abraham
Paperback: 532 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Gene Kelly, Caitlin Clarke, Fred Rogers, Dean Martin, Shirley Jones, Adolphe Menjou, F. Murray Abraham, Demi Moore, Olive Thomas, Michael Keaton, Julie Benz, Frances Mcdormand, Richard Rossi, Frank Gorshin, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Savini, Gerome Ragni, Gregory Nicotero, Charles Grodin, William Powell, Zachary Quinto, Carroll Baker, Ming-Na, Lory Bianco, Ted Cassidy, Emil Sitka, Stephanie D'abruzzo, Dolores Costello, Scott Glenn, Kevin Peter Hall, Regis Cordic, Irving Pichel, Marc Blucas, Joe Flaherty, Elizabeth Hartman, John Hodiak, Sandy Fox, Shane Black, John Davidson, Frank Moran, Chip Esten, Rena Sofer, Gillian Jacobs, Carl Betz, David Conrad, Lisa Ann Walter, Mel Novak, Lori Williams, Kaye Stevens, Christian Borle, Regis Toomey, Eve Gordon, Aline Macmahon, Robert Sterling, Joe Manganiello, Taso N. Stavrakis, Frank Mchugh, Sam Jenkins, Lois Weber, Adam Wade, Barbara Feldon, Sheila Kelley, Michele Pawk, Fritz Weaver, Lauren Tewes, Alma Kruger, Marty Allen, Bill Nunn, Russell Streiner, Patti Deutsch, Tom Atkins, Dan Cortese, Fred Grossinger, Bill Cardille, James Widdoes, Jayce Bartok, Lois Wilson, Eileen Rodgers, Ryan Wickerham, Bob Trow, Nikki Fritz, Kiel Martin, Ron Harper, Maurice Costello, Billy Gardell, Barbara Bosson, Charles Haid, Cherie Johnson, Eddie Jones, Karl Hardman, Sharif Atkins, Mitzi Mccall, Sarah Steele, Aaron Jackson, Hardie Albright, Richard John Walters, Faith Daniels, Jack Dodson, Tim Artz, Gina Lamarca, Natalie Raitano, Angela Jones, Adoni Maropis, Vivian Reed, Harvey Friedman, Rusty Cundieff, Myron Selznick, John G. Barrett, Nancy Cameron, Don Brockett, Henry Polic Ii, Thomas Jay Ryan, Steve Sandor, Dan London, Ricki Wertz, Florence Crawford, Judith O'dea, Joan Whitney Kramer, Chuck Aber, Betty Aberlin, Christine Laitta, Dena Dietrich, Billy Hartung, Joseph V. Perry, Heath Lamberts, Kyra Schon, Keith Wayne, Bill Hinzman, Jack Taylor, Fred Holliday. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 530. Not illustrated....More: http://booksllc.net/?id=12209 ... Read more

19. Minnesota Twins Managers: Billy Martin, List of Minnesota Twins Managers, Tom Kelly, Gene Mauch, Ron Gardenhire, Billy Gardner
Paperback: 70 Pages (2010-05-06)
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Billy Martin, List of Minnesota Twins Managers, Tom Kelly, Gene Mauch, Ron Gardenhire, Billy Gardner, Cookie Lavagetto, Sam Mele, Ray Miller, Cal Ermer, Bill Rigney, Johnny Goryl, Frank Quilici. Excerpt:William Joseph Rigney (January 29, 1918 - February 20, 2001) was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball . A native of Alameda, California , he batted and threw right-handed. A 26-season major league veteran, Rigney played for the New York Giants from 1946 through 1953. His most productive season came in 1947, when he collected career-highs in home runs (17), RBI (59), runs (84), hits (142), doubles (24) and games played (130). An All-Star in 1948, he was a .259 career hitter with 41 home runs and 212 RBI in 654 games. Following his playing career, Rigney served as the Giants manager from 1956-60, leading the club in its first season after moving from New York to San Francisco in 1958. He then became the expansion Los Angeles Angels ' first manager in 1961, moved with them to Anaheim , and remained until the 1969 season, winning the AL Manager of the Year Award in 1962. With a disappointing 11-28 record and mired in a ten-game losing streak, Rigney was fired by the Angels on May 27, 1969, and succeeded by Lefty Phillips . Later in 1969, Rigney joined the San Francisco Giants' radio broadcast team to close out the season; coincidentally, both KSFO , the Giants flagship station, and the Angels were owned at that time by Gene Autry and Robert O. Reynolds. Returning to the field the next year, Rigney led the Minnesota Twins to the 1970 AL West championship before being replaced midway through the 1972 season. After serving as a scout for the Padres and Angels (1973-74), Rigney had a second managerial stint with the Giants in 1976. In an 18-season managerial caree... ... Read more

20. University of Pittsburgh Alumni: Gene Kelly, Michael Chabon, Orrin Hatch, Andrew W. Mellon, Rick Santorum, Dan Marino, Wangari Maathai
Paperback: 422 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: Gene Kelly, Michael Chabon, Orrin Hatch, Andrew W. Mellon, Rick Santorum, Dan Marino, Wangari Maathai, Cyril Wecht, Mary Beth Buchanan, John Murtha, Jim Moran, Richard Mellon Scaife, Frederick S. Humphries, Steve Fuller, Ben Cardin, James Traficant, Tom Feeney, Mike Ditka, Myron Cope, Dave Wannstedt, Vladimir K. Zworykin, Thomas Oboe Lee, Abram Lincoln Harris, Albert Wynn, Lee Gutkind, Abdel-Moniem El-Ganayni, Virgil Cantini, Ron Mason, Paul Lauterbur, Jero, Dick Thornburgh, Ronald Ribman, Jack Mcgregor, James P. Moore, Jr., Joseph H. Thompson, Derrick Bell, Li-Young Lee, Charles A. Pascal, Jr., Penny Sackett, John Schlimm, Lorin Maazel, Jenna Morasca, David Tepper, Peter S. Beagle, Jack Evans, Thomas Usher, Andrew E. Svenson, George David Gatewood, Erik Buell, David A. Savitz, Eugene Depasquale, John Traphagan, Utu Abe Malae, Herbert Spiegel, Melissa Hart, Bill Cullen, Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr., Rod Rutherford, Stuart Hameroff, Boyd Wagner, Paul Churchland, William Lerach, Judith Krug, Rick Pierchalski, Dilip P. Gaonkar, Mahmood Mamdani, Jack E. Foley, Thomas Mellon, David C. Baldus, Austin Murphy, Helen M. Berman, William J. Begert, Justin Sane, Robert L. Birmingham, John Swanson, Stuart Gitlow, Bas Van Fraassen, Adam Herbert, Gerald Stern, Dennis E. Wisnosky, Tsui Lap-Chee, Carl Krauser, Christopher Magee, Catherine D. Deangelis, Jake Wheatley, Bud Shuster, Wilma Scott Heide, Michael Yates, Steven Choi, Jack A. Apsche, Katy Easterday, Megan Mcdonald, Sharon G. Flake, Augusta Braxton Baker, K. Leroy Irvis, Dan Onorato, Dorothy Barresi, Robert W. Bazley, James Renshaw Cox, Richard Blevins, Dietrich Stephan, John Woodruff, Rane Arroyo, Yvonne B. Miller, Emil R. Unanue, Abel Guobadia, Pat Croce, Joseph A. Hardy Iii, Ambrose King, Dalia Mogahed, Geoffrey Sayre-Mccord, Jay Nunamaker, Foge Fazio, Simon Strousse Baker, Robert Park, Bill Morgan, Charles Glen King, David H. Holtzman, William E. Wallace, Dinsmore Alter, Paul ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=214873 ... Read more

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