by The Grateful Fred Gilliam For twenty-eight years, Fred Gilliam has followed the Grateful Dead throughout the world, seeing over three hundred shows. In this book, he writes about his friends, family, and other people he meets on his journeys. Fred learns a lot about life while traveling around the United States and the world seeing Dead concerts. He often has to go through extensive planning to balance his personal, work, and Deadhead lives, which takes its toll. Fred is on a vision quest, but it taxed his body, brain, and spirit along the way. Join Fred in the past twenty-eight years on the road enjoying the USA and the Dead. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Fred Gilliam is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and holds numerous certifications, including one as a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds an MBA and a B.S. in computer science and information systems. Fred has over twenty-five years of combined business experience in quality management, information technology, and manufacturing, with the bulk of that experience in leadership roles. He has experience throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. He was a corporate quality manager at DirecTV, where he led a 140-member team project in the development, documentation, implementation, testing, training, and maintenance of their business continuity program throughout the USA, Latin America, and Caribbean regions. He was presented the "Quality Practitioner of the Year Award" from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Partnership with the South Florida Manufacturing Association on February 3, 2005. (2005, paperback, 116 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.