Living The Next Chapter: Authors Share Their Journey

E99 - Fred Rutman - Living Life After Dying Twenty Times

November 17, 2022 Dave Campbell, Fred Rutman Episode 99
Living The Next Chapter: Authors Share Their Journey
E99 - Fred Rutman - Living Life After Dying Twenty Times
Show Notes


Fred Rutman - Living Life After Dying Twenty Times.  Fred's new book is coming out March 9th 2024

Fred Rutman, aka “Repeatedly Dead Fred” was a marketer/consultant and then went into academia as a college professor. He taught MBA, Marketing and Finance for a number of years. After acquiring his MBA, his weight really ballooned, up to 340 pounds. He did all the CICO methods, tried a bariatric doctor (no surgery) and exercised his butt off. He eventually got down to about 280, where he plateaued. Then, the summer of 2009 came crashing down on him and forced him into permanent medical leave.

His heart was stopping and was clinically dead dozens of times. Each time his heart stopped, he collapsed and hit his head, sustaining multiple concussions.

In 2018, he learned about intermittent fasting and life hasn’t been the same for Fred since. He attributes the large majority of his recovery to the healing powers of IF. He reversed T2 diabetes and some of its related issues, and is no longer asthmatic. His sleep apnea even went away. There is still some perpetual anxiety, PTSD and Post-Concussion Syndrome but it gets better every day.

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Fred Shared these great book suggestions in this episode

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Dave's Audio Book Recommendation for November 2022

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story - Bono

Bono—artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him.

Narrated by the author, Surrender is an intimate, immersive listening experience, telling stories from Bono’s early days in Dublin, to joining a band and playing sold out stadiums around the world with U2, plus his more than 20 years of activism.

Throughout a remarkable life, music has always been a constant for Bono and in the audiobook, his distinctive voice is interwoven with a very personal soundtrack adding atmosphere and texture to each and every scene. From moments of classic U2 hits to snippets by The Clash, Patti Smith, Verdi, Johnny Cash and Mozart, Surrender also exclusively features clips of newly recorded re imagined versions of U2 songs including ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, ‘With Or Without You’, ‘One’, ‘Beautiful Day’ and more, glimpsed for the first time on Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story.