"This book is incredibly personal, powerful and profound. Karl delivers a meaningful message for all with grace, style and aplomb."
Professor Damian Hughes: International speaker, best-selling author and co-host of the award-winning High Performance Podcast.
(But aren't they all?)
Sometimes, the Universe goes out of its way, to invite the opportunity of not just a second, but a third incarnation of life.
You Only Live Thrice is an often comic but brutally honest account of surviving cardiac arrest at home, embracing the opportunity for a second life, struggling to get balance in that second life, only to be forced to close a well-established event business, due to Covid.
You'll be taken on the rollercoaster journey of diagnosis, resuscitation, and recovery, to considering parallel Universes, the administration processes of an afterlife, how to survive being experimented on by oversized insects, dealing with a parent’s death, and managing the mixed emotions attached to a business closure.
Ultimately learning to appreciate that not knowing what to do next, can be a wonderful opportunity.
Uplifting, frank and irreverent, this isn’t a self-help book. But in testing times, it can help to realise that your own perspective on life, is sometimes your greatest Superpower.
You Only Live Thrice is now available to pre-order in paperback at only £12.99! At over 300 pages, that's almost frightening value.
Seriously, I don't know how I sleep. It'll then be available on Amazon and via other online retailers from mid-December 2021. All pre-ordered books will be signed by me (woo-hoo!) and dispatched by the end of November/first week in December. Apologies if you feel the signing devalues your purchase.
Books will also continue to be on sale via this site.
E-books will also be available and if sales go well, there may even be an audio version!
The whole world saw how quickly someone's life can change from just another day at the office, to the lights going out, when Christian Eriksen collapsed due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), during Denmark's opening game at the European Championships in the summer of 2021. He was fortunate in that he had world-class facilities and fully trained medics pitchside. Not everyone is that lucky and watching it unfold, not knowing what the outcome would be, had a greater impact on me than I expected.
Every year over 100,000 people die of SCA, in the UK alone. Globally, it claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, road accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined. This campaign, set up by Arrhythmia Alliance, is working with schools and communities in the UK to build awareness of and provide education and training in CPR as well as the placement of defibrillators. Every book sold will generate a donation of £1 to this amazing cause. £1 doesn't sound much compared to the cover price, but ask any self-published author; you're not in it for the money!
So by buying this book, not only will you be rewarded by being highly entertained, you'll also be entitled to the warm fuzziness of knowing you're contributing to helping communities give others a chance of survival, should an SCA strike.
You can find out more about the campaign here: www.defibssavelives.org