December 5, 2011
As my tour comes to an end and I sincerely plan to take a year off from touring in 2012, I reflected on the past couple of years.
Over the 20 months or so that my book has been out I have toured well over half of that time and have been to about 5 countries, over half the US states and countless cities.
Along the way I met thousands of people, sold 7,000 books, made a lot of new friends, gave talks all over North America and sufficiently exhausted myself. I'm taking some time off from traveling to get back in the gym, follow my own advice and get back into shape.
For fun, I came up with this list of some people I've signed books to along the way. There are many others to add and I'll likely update it for fun later on.
Any names surprise you or stand out? Any names you are surprised to see have been omitted from the list?
Some interesting names who I've signed books for include:
Alicia Silverstone – Actress
Hugh Jackman – Actor
Tony Robbins – Motivational Guru, Author
Sean Penn – Actor
Biz Stone – Co-Founder of Twitter
Bob Harper - Trainer on The Biggest Loser
John Salley – 4-time NBA Champion, TV host
Dennis Kucinich – Presidential Candidate, Congressman
Jay Cutler – 4-time Mr. Olympia Champion, World’s most famous bodybuilder
Jamie Eason – Top Fitness Model
Daniel Bryan – Top WWE Pro Wrestler
Daniel Negreanu – Top Professional Poker Player
Hayley Marie Norman - Actress
Robin Quivers - Co-Host of The Howard Stern Show
Brendan Brazier - Formulator of Vega, Top Vegan Athlete
Tonya Kay - Actress, Professional Dancer
Rory Freedman - Mega NYT Best-Selling Author
Gene Baur - President of Farm Sanctuary
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - Best-Selling Author
John Joseph - Lead Singer of Cro-Mags, Author
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn - Doctor, Best-Selling Author
Rip Esselstyn - Best-Selling Author
Brian Wendel - Producer of Forks Over Knives
Mike Zigomanis - Professional Hockey Player
Whitney Lauritsen - Founder of EcoVeganGal.com
Matt Frazier - Founder of NoMeatAthlete.com
Christy Morgan - Author of Blissful Bites Cookbook
Tess Challis - Author
Joseph Connelly - Publisher of VegNews Magazine
Jack Norris - President of Vegan Outreach, Author
Marzia Prince - Magazine Cover Model
Will Tuttle - Best-Selling Author
Moby and Mac Danzig might be on this list too.
And about 7,000 other people
It is available on Amazon.com here:http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 940&sr=1-1
I'm doing lots of give-aways to those who order from Amazon now through the rest of the year. Simply forward your Amazon.com order to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll get in touch and hook you up sufficiently for the holidays.
And my little video trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk6NUAie ... r_embedded
Thank you all for your support. Along the way we've also raised thousands of dollars for Animal Rescue, Animal Rights, Vegan and other groups and it has been a very rewarding process.
I am enjoying celebrating this book as the year comes to an end and switching focus to editing my new book due out in 2012.