Waves of Life
A Grateful Man’s Journey
by Jim Hamilton
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Pub Date 04 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 05 Apr 2022
Living the idyllic childhood in 1960s Northern California, Jim Hamilton had no idea the challenges, pain and grief that awaited him. In Waves of Life, he tells you about the 3 Big Waves he has experienced in his life and the valuable lessons he learned from them.
From the passing of his older brother through battles with health issues and addiction, his journey takes us through the pain and joy of his life. Relying on his own experiences, the knowledge of sports and medical experts and key people from his life, he tells an extraordinary story of determination, strength, self-awareness and hope.
As Jim shares, “Love is the greatest gift you can receive and give. This may be more visible to you if you slow down and take the time to enjoy everyone around you and every day you have. Life is not forever, but the opportunity to experience it is limitless”
So please lay out your towel, unfold your chair, get comfortable and break out a cold one as the author shares his story about the waves of his life. In doing so, you just may learn how to dive into the water and make your swim more enjoyable as you ride the waves of your life.
"Jim Hamilton and I shared the experience of learning from a master motivator, our swim coach, George French. The lessons George taught and the lessons we learned helped us both to excel in our respective fields. Waves of Life is more than a tribute. It’s a handbook of how to succeed in life."
~ John Naber, Olympic Champion, Broadcaster, Author, Speaker and Teammate
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"Jim Hamilton’s life story is both compelling and instructional. In Waves of Life, he effectively shares his journey to self-realization through his and other’s life lessons. His words are a lesson for all, expressed in an authentic and entertaining way."
~ Wendy Bahr, Chief Commercial Officer, Rubrik, Inc.
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"Jim Hamilton is a gifted storyteller that takes the reader through his Waves of Life including grief, joy and happiness. His stories draw the reader into emotional journeys that all of us have or will experience. He reminds us of how important our relationships are with friends and family. He also teaches us that each of these relationships is a gift to be protected and nurtured."
~ Michael Pitcher, Author and Former CEO of LeasePlan USA
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"In Waves of Life, Jim Hamilton demonstrates a remarkable ability to look inwardly at all his frailties, vulnerabilities and weaknesses and use them to develop into a man that all of us can emulate."
~ Dr. Gregory Sancier, PhD.
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"Waves of Life is a book all coaches, teachers, professionals and parents should read. It emphasizes how important the influence of a positive role model is to the development of today's youth and young adults. Jim artfully describes the challenges he faced throughout his life, experiences that are shared by many today. He then provides suggestions and encouragement to overcome those rough patches. A great and emotional read for all."
~ George French, Educator and Swimming Coach of Olympic, Collegiate and National Champions
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"Waves of Life is an inspiring overview of how one can overcome life’s many adversities by making fundamental changes in attitude and perception. Jim Hamilton’s three-wave metaphor is instructive and provides the reader with a deeper insight into how to overcome the major turbulences that often confront us unexpectedly. Waves of Life compliments other excellent books in this genre and will inspire readers of all different backgrounds."
~ David Christopher Lane, Ph.D., Author and Professor of Philosophy
- Short print run + POD availability
- Author tour via Barnes and Noble
- Virtual / physical book tour.
- National publicity campaign.
- Social media promotions
- Media appearances
- Social media campaigns and "live book signings" on Facebook and Instagram.