Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is celebrating the digital release of his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life. The Kindle version of Thompson's popular book recently released from Clovercroft Publishing, and is available now on Amazon.com at a suggested retail price of $7.99. The title will roll out to other online ebook retailers, including iTunes, Kobo.com and BN.com, for such platforms as the iPad, Kobo Aura, and Nook eReader in the coming days.
"When Amazon pioneered the Kindle e-book reader 10 years ago, I don't think anyone realized how that device would change the literary landscape," says Thompson. "E-books now account for around 25 percent of all book sales. We wanted to make sure folks who prefer to read books digitally have access to the great information contained in Get a Kick Out of Life."
On November 14, 2009, Thompson kicked his way into the record books. At 61, an age when many people are looking for the rocking chair, Thompson became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.
Thompson's background and reputation as an NCAA record breaker, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the field of motivation and change have opened the door for him to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, young people seeking to find their first job, and anyone at any age who wants to take charge of their own destiny.
"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"
The book has garnered rave reviews.
"On the road to greatness, there are always hurdles and roadblocks," says Superbowl XLVI champion, former New York Giants wide receiver Isaiah Stanback. "Champions stay the course while others turn around. Get a Kick Out of Life teaches you how to create and live up to your greatest potential. Decide to be great or decide to be average--the choice is yours."
"I've known Tom Thompson for almost five decades and his life story is an inspirational one that reveals his pursuit of and drive for excellence," says Keith D. Yates, president of the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization, and adjunct professor of Arts and Communications at Dallas Theological Seminary. "This book is a roadmap to developing that same kind of passion in your own life. It will help you balance mind, body, and soul in your own journey."
"Really excited about this book...It's jam-packed with wisdom and actionable content," says On Faith's Edge host Joe Taylor.
The Kindle version of Get a Kick Out of Life is available from Amazon.com. The paperback version of Get a Kick Out of Life is available from Clovercroft Publishing, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. For more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook atfacebook.com/91kick or on Twitter (@91kick).