When I released The Knot, I vowed to bestow glory and honor on anyone who bought a signed copy. When it hit me that I had vowed to something a bit beyond my station, I then vowed to do the next best thing:
Give everyone who bought a signed copy and had a website or blog a big fat link and a raving endorsement. Here they are.
Sandy Sommer from Charm City Kettlebells
Sandy has been a great friend to me and is one of the nicest people out there. I’m proud to know him. And whatever he may tell you to the contrary, he’s not a half-bad deadlifter!
Joel Williams from Blog Tech Guy
When I need blog work done, I call Joel. And if you are one of my blogging clients, I’ve sent you to him as well. He’s really smart, fast, and affordable. And awesome. Joel, did I leave any of your finer qualities out?
Andria Key from Odyssey Half Marathon
Andria loves to run and has some of the greatest Facebook updates I’ve ever seen.
Andy Fogarty from The Entrepreneurial Daddy
I read Andy’s blog because I’m determined to quit punching the clock in the next year. He’s a funny guy, too.
Anton Uhl from Cooking With Anton
Anton named a fish and chips recipe after me. There’s nothing else to say!
Anne Bender from Anne On Life
Anne is a crazy person and her avatar looks at you sideways. She writes about whatever she wants.
Susan Higgins from Back Door Logic
Susan writes about the challenges and rewards of caring for her mother, who has Lewy Bodies Dementia. I love her writing and her spirit.
Logan Christopher from Legendary Strength
Logan recently pulled a firetruck with his hair at a strongman picnic. On purpose.
Stephen Ruiz from Ageless Athletics
The Oklahoma hope for anyone who wants to age well and stay strong. Stephen and I are currently working on Ageless Athletics together and will have some great stuff coming your way soon.
Bill Jones from the upcoming Office Athletics and the current Jonesercise
Bill is another distinguished gent who is training with an intensity and craziness that completely defies his age. I’m involved in Office Athletics, which will be ready very soon.
The Fallen Monkey from The Fallen Monkey
Articulate writing from a sock monkey in a zoo. What’s not to love?
Mark Metzger from My Spelling Sucks and The Dadvocate Project
Mark has overcome dyslexia. His very young daughter has a disability and wrote a wonderful book called “I’m not weird.” I’ve spent quite a bit of time taking with Mark and have nothing but admiration for him and his family.
Tom Heafey from Bleeding Edge Fit
Yes, another older gentleman who is getting really strong and will soon be training much younger men into the ground.
Johnny B Truant from JohnnybTruant.com
I won’t try to describe Johnny. Five seconds on his blog will tell you everything you need to know. We bonded over House of Leaves.
Gordon Mclachlan from We Fly Spitfires
Gordon writes about online video games and has an imaginary Nigerian bodyguard. My kind of strange.
Laura Cococcia from The Journal of Cultural Conversation
Laura used to work for Google. Now she spends her time writing a fantastic blog and traveling to places that I get jealous about.
Teresa Deak from I Want To See Too!
Teresa signs emails with “Hugs and butterflies.” It took me a while to get used to, but she’s just that nice. It’s no act!
Amy Harrison from Harrisonamy
Amy taught me the word “chuffed,” which I now use more or less constantly.
Mike T. Nelson from Extreme Human Performance
I met Mike at the RKC last year and it was love at first sight. Wait, no, that was someone else–but if something in your body hurts, Mike can make it stop. He also has a lab coat and loves death metal. This ain’t your mama’s lab nerd!
Chris Smith from Train Better Fitness
Chris Smith beat me to the one-armed pullup by what I’m imagining will be about 20 years. A New York trainer who’s getting heavily into powerlifting and biofeedback training. And a cool guy.
Lori Franklin from Jane Be Nimble
It doesn’t get any better than this. Trust me.
Ilaria Swimturtle from Turtle Haus
A writer’s writer. Ilaria tells great stories and was the one who talked me into releasing The Knot on Kindle.
Ashley Ambirge from The Middle Finger Project
Another person I can’t describe, but not for lack of trying. Just go say hi.
Erica Swanson from Erica Swanson Design
Erica challenged me to a contest to see who is the bigger badass. Please go visit her and cast your own vote.
BJ Bliffert from Full Throttle Fitness Systems
A very smart, very kind, funny kettlebell trainer from Texas. BJ makes me laugh every time I talk to him.
Eric Watermolen from Eden Journal
Eric is a person worth knowing. He’s been one of my earliest supporters and every time I interact with him, I feel better afterward. He’s a good person who makes everyone around him better.
Larrissa Nicodemus from Rejoicing While Sewing
The mother of the author of The Book of Sharks and one of my dearest friends.
Ted Hessing from The Cubicle Warrior
Ted understands how fun deadlifting can be. And he hates cubicles.
Kris Wragg from Kris Wragg’s Blog
A sassy British lad who can bend metal with his feet. I saw it.
And that’s it for now! If I left you out, please let me know. Thank you all, always.
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