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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Lucky Press, LLC; Revised edition (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967605083
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967605081
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,032,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Bill Goss has cheated the Grim Reaper 30 times." -- The London Sun

"Cancer, mine cave-ins, automobile and airplane smash-ups, near-drownings headfirst in a bathroom sink -- why is it Bill Goss' life seems like so much fun?" -- Esquire Magazine

"If that which does not kill a man only make him stronger, then you're about to meet Hercules." -- Maxim Magazine

"If that which does not kill a man only makes him stronger, then you're about to meet Hercules." -- Maxim Magazine

"Please buy this book before something else happens to Bill Goss." -- Dave Barry, The Miami Herald

"The title of his book says it all: THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE. He's only 43, but Goss has survived 30 close calls in as many years.

"I'm no hero, but I know that I am resilient and very lucky," he told a gathering at a sellout crowd at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn." -- The New Jersey Star Ledger

"This book is one big CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL story." -- Jack Canfield, co-author, #1 New York Times Bestseller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

The ultimate multiple near-deather, Bill Goss has overcome countless brushes with catastrophe and now shares his treasured insights on how you, if you really want to, can overcome any adversity. He will show you how you, if you really want to, can overcome any challenge. He will show you how you, if you really want to, don't have to die, but instead you can live forever. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Associated Press on November 11, 1999
Format: Paperback
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Syracuse Herald American, November 7, 1999...
....Young Bill Goss plunged his head into a sink full of water, hoping to get the wethead look of Elvis Presley. His head wedged between two facets as the water poured in. Bill, just 9 years old then, thought for sure he was going to drown.
"My screams dissipated into gurgling noises, since my face was immersed in the water," he recalls. "My head was too big and the basin too small. There was simply no way I could get my hands around my face to to unplug the lifesaving stopper and drain the water. That's when I knew I was going to die."
Goss survived by ripping out two hunks of scalp, denting the facet handles. It was the first of 30 near-death experiences that he says he survived over the next three decades. From mine collapses to plane wrecks, his dances with the grim reaper are recounted in his book, "The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive."
TAKING ON CANCER. The most threatening of the retired Navy pilot's experiences began five years ago with a small pink cyst-like bump behind his ear. Navy and civilian doctors told him to get his life in order because the cyst was a rare form of malignant melanoma, a quick killer. In a desperate attempt to stay alive, Goss found a doctor who removed his left ear and 200 lymph nodes.
The stitches along the side of his head and down his neck made the dashing naval officer look like he had been put together with spare parts. Reconstructive surgery helped him look normal again, but for a while he had to glue on his silicon ear with rubber cement.
Greg O'Neil, a Cinncinnati businessman and lifelong friend of Goss who was with him on several misadventures, thought the cancer would kill Goss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan Barron on December 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
As a health care professional, I was definitely impressed by THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE. I have always been interested in the outcomes of illness and how people relate to the same situations differently. The outcome is in the belief system of the afflicted. This book talks about getting past adversity that we all have to face at some time in our life. It is really fascinating, especially for those of us who want to find meaning in the tragic events that plague us mortals.

I loved the book and it reminds us all how short life is and how we need to live it to the fullest. I have already loaned the book to a melanoma survivor in hopes it will be an inspirational story to her.
It is easy to read and well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1998
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I'm definitely moved by Bill Goss' luck, and I'm definitely moved by his book, THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE, and I'm definitely moved that you would come on my show...you're a true Nugent warrior, Bill Goss!
Your book talks about getting past the landmine fields of adversity that we all have to face at some cluster puck moment in our hockey life of roller coaster hell...THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE is about Bill's life of being wacked, stacked,and otherwise tracked and then packed again throughout his life, then made dead and dead again...Bill Goss, we hope your luck continues --- I SALUTE YOU!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 1998
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Bill Goss has written a book that with a heart that keeps on beating page after page. THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE is the joyous true tale of not just one miracle --- but many. It will inspire readers to live each and every day to its fullest, and most of all, to believe we are alive for a reason. The best books are those that make you laugh and cry, and, after reading them, become a part of your own life experience --- this is one of them. Bill Goss will surely become an Earth Angel to anyone who picks up this book."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1999
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YOU WANT TO READ THIS BOOK ON PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL FULFILLMENT! If people invested their money like Bill Goss invested in life, we'd all be billionaires.....Executives can relate with Bill's background as a Navy pilot because we too fly high-performance aircraft at over 500 mph---it's called your company---and we're all on this plane together---and we don't want to crash and burn either! ..................YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO GET YOUR TWO HANDS ON THIS BOOK AND READ EVERY WORD OF IT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1998
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Cancer, mine cave-ins,automobile and plane smashups, near-drownings in a bathroom sink---why is it Bill Goss' life seems like so much fun?
Written by a survivor of more crack-ups than Evil Knievel, THE LUCKIEST UNLUCKY MAN ALIVE is a work of extreme exuberance...it will give you an old contact high!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Goss on October 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
Retired Navy pilot Bill Goss' autobiography chronicles his life-threatening experiences, including a bout with a quick-killing cancer, auto accidents, a plane wreck and the collapse of a mine that left him dangling over a chasm by his safety belt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1998
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Bill Goss' guardian angel should get worker's compensation...The Florida author and motivational speaker...and military pilot, has kicked the bucket more often than a ticklish milk cow.
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