Dying to Be Young
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Dr. Kaplan’s previous bestseller, Dying To Be Young
ENDORSEMENTS FOR DYING TO BE YOUNG
An inspiring story of how people can find faith and strength in even the worst circumstances. A book to strengthen the soul of anyone who reads it.
Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of #1 international best-seller, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
The Kaplans’ story will provide chicken soup for anyone’s spirit or soul. Their book Dying to be Young shows Miracles can take place with hard work and the right attitude. Their story demonstrates that you can transform your life into exactly what you want it to be, regardless of your situation, by simply shifting your mindset and creating a renewed reality.
Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul
Dr. Kaplan’s gripping story about coming back from the brink of death after a botched [cosmetic] treatment proves once and for all that beauty is an inside job. As Kaplan shows, there isn’t a scalpel, pill, lotion or injection that can make us as radiant as an open, loving heart.
Ken Blanchard, co-author of best-sellers, The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level
This book inspires you to confront your problems and draw on your inner resources to overcome even the greatest of life’s obstacles.
Brian Tracy, Best-selling author of more than 40 books, including Crunch Point
This book is destined to save lives, changes lives, and inspire anyone because of its impact, inspiration and insight.
Les Brown, best selling author of Live Life to the Fullest
Your story will motivate and inspire others. I wish you and your wife every success.
Wally “Famous” Amos
I have known Dr. Kaplan as a friend, the family chiropractor, and an incredible motivator and now as an author who has lived to share his purposeful message. Imagine making one choice that could send you to a place of unimaginable suffering. That’s what happened to my friend Eric and his dear wife, Bonnie. They could have given up, but chose to turn inward and found a power and insight so far beyond the physical self. Their courageous story teaches us to be grateful in all that God has given and to draw wisdom from all of our challenges. Anyone who reads this book will be blessed and know that yes, we are responsible for our choices but there is so much love and guidance available to us if we just ask, and listen. Living, Loving, ‘be’ing, accepting the moment and ourselves is the greatest gift!! Thank you Eric, for stepping so deeply into the divine space and bringing back such wisdom to share. If anyone would live to uplift others I knew it would be you!
The Kaplans’ story is an inspiring read and a clarion call to America about the dangers of [botulism] and the horrible consequences if ever used as a weapon of terrorism.
Thomas McMillen, Rhodes Scholar, Former Congressman, Former Chairman President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 11 year NBA veteran
Dr. Kaplan’s book clearly represents the strength it takes to survive and succeed. He is living proof that it starts with a Dream. His story and message show that if you visualize your Dream and make a commitment anything is possible. Their comeback story is what makes life exciting. This book will teach anyone to never underestimate the power of a Dream. It will change your life as the Kaplans changed theirs.
Rudy Ruettiger, whose life story was the basis of the 1993 TRISTAR blockbuster film, Rudy
Two is better than one if two can act as one. Obviously, the Kaplans acted as one in their courageous fight to overcome obstacles which seemed impossible. I am so excited that they are sharing this story with us. It is inspiring.
Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Basketball, Duke University
As a cosmetic dentist and Mrs. America 2005, I have seen first hand the measures some take in trying to achieve what they consider beauty. In this amazing true life story, the Kaplans’ message helps exemplify true beauty, inner beauty. Their courage should never be forgotten.
Dr. Chiann Fan Gibson DMD
I have always been against cosmetic procedures and have considered them malpractice since I became an M.D. Good luck on your crusade to change the way the world thinks about cosmetic procedures… Please give your life to peace, justice and care.
Patch Adams, M.D., Author
I know first hand Dr. Eric Kaplan as a Public Speaker and an Author. Eric walks the walk and talks the talk. His story told in his book “Dying To Be Young” is a spellbinding story that will make you laugh, make you cry, and teach you the empirical laws for health, success and inner healing. If you are looking for an inspirational story, this is the book.
Dottie Walters, Walters Speakers Bureau, Founding member of the National Association of Speakers, Editor and Publisher of Sharing Ideas Magazine, best-selling Author of Speak and Grow Rich.
Being in the NFL as a defensive end for 10 years, I understand a good fight. The Kaplans’ story is an amazing story of amazing people. Their ability to overcome adversity makes them champions in my book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be the best they can be.”
Duane Clemens, Cincinnati Bengals Defensive End
Dr. Kaplan’s story depicts how the power of love, faith and family can triumph in the face of adversity. Faced with what many considered certain expiration of life as we know it, Dr. Kaplan and his family banded together and used the power of love and faith to turn an almost certain tragedy into success. I am inspired by their story.
Barry Larkin, Cincinnati Reds, President/CEO Champions Sports Complex
…[It's] an honor to endorse your book. Thanks for all you do while making the world a healthier place.
Lee Haney, Eight time Mr. Olympia, Author, Former Chairman President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Your book is a homerun!
Johnny Damon, Two-time All Star Centerfielder, New York Yankees
Dr. Kaplan’s new book reminds us that experiencing pain and adversity can arm us with incredible resiliency. Dr. Eric and Bonnie Kaplan’s extraordinary journey teaches us lasting lessons which will help us overcome the daunting obstacles of the challenging gift we call life.
Rabbi Joel Levine, Temple Judea, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Dying to be Young is a moving and spiritual book. Eric’s and Bonnie’s journey to renewed faith and healing is made possible by using, in Eric’s words, “the power of the I AM” When Moses asked God who He was, God answered, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). And just as that name and power led Moses through the Wilderness, “the power of the I AM” led Eric and Bonnie Kaplan through their Wilderness to a place of healing. Their book will guide anyone to the reality of God and to the joy of Oneness with the Creator.
Lamar Helms, Associate Chaplain, Big Canoe Chapel, Big Canoe, Georgia
Bonnie and Eric Kaplan’s story is a true story of hope?and faith? and true unconditional love. Dr. Kaplan is an inspiration to everyone. He is my inspiration.
Jaki Baskow, CEO Baskow & Associates
Dying to be Young is a book you will not be able to put down. Bonnie and Eric Kaplan have always been leaders in our community. For months our community both struggled with the tragedy of their experience and prayed that again they would be back with us assuming their important roles. Dr. Kaplan’s book will make you cry and understand that life is far more precious and important than many of us understand.
Mayor Joe Russo, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Dr. Kaplan’s book makes you stop and think about life and the pressures that society places upon us to look beautiful, no matter the price. We need to focus inward and teach our children that beauty comes from “who” we are, and not “what” we look like. The tragedy certainly became a triumph for the Kaplans. The greatest gift a person can obtain is the gift to understand what your purpose in life is. This gift was bestowed upon the Kaplans as they fought for their lives. They are blessed to know their mission and this book is an excellent tool for their teachings. Dr. Kaplan’s book opens your eyes and helps you see what really matters in life. Compelling book, excellent dialogue, very inspirational.
Jodi A. Pliszka, M.S. ABC’S AMERICAN INVENTOR TOP 12 FINALIST, Award
Winning Author, Clinical Therapist, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mommy
If you’ve ever thought about having [cosmetic procedures to remove wrinkles], you will change your mind after reading this book. It’s not only a compelling love story, it is a moving narrative about survival and the miraculous proof that angels are all around us.
Yvonne Perry, Author of More than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying, and Afterlife and Right to Recover: Winning the Political and Religious Wars over Stem Cell Research in America
Dr. Eric Kaplan’s, Dying to be Young is so much more than a chronicle of his journey [surviving] botulism; it is a remarkable guide to aging with grace and dignity.