If you’re younger than 50 you will not only be entertained chapter by chapter, but you will gain valuable insight and street smarts on how to confront and solve publishing’s many obstacles.
Forty-four years in the newspaper business is equivalent to 308 years in a “normal” career. Somehow, Rae was able to condense his adventure into 152 pages, but it has the same fast, energizing, emotional, fun ride of Six Flags’ Ultra Twister — during a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
Just when you think Rae’s settled into a stable position and ready to move smoothly forward, a G-force, “you’ve got to be kidding” spiral turns you upside down and rockets into another chapter. From embezzling employees, Dolly Parton’s big heart, Australian sharks, devastating fire, and a publisher obsessed with porn, readers should strap themselves in before settling down to read this book.
Don’t be fooled by the title. “Not Extinct Yet” reflects the writer’s perseverance more than it describes the spellbinding journey. A better title might have been “Forty-four Years on a Nonstop Roller-Coaster.”