A former journalist and broadcaster, as well as a winner of The William Randolph Hearst Award for Excellence in News Writing, Alan is also the international bestselling author of seven books:
- Cancer Survivorship from the Inside Out– A Step-by-Step Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
- Climb Back from Cancer
- From Everest to Enlightenment
- The Power of Passion
- One Step Beyond
- Above the Bottom Line (please contact Alan at email@example.com for more information)
- Share the Flame (no longer available)
About Alan’s Books
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP FROM THE INSIDE OUT:
A Step-by-Step Guide for the Newly Diagnosed – Guidebook to the Climb Back from Cancer Survivorship Program
You’ve just been diagnosed. Your head is spinning. Your heart is racing. What the heck do you do now? This program has an answer. Actually, it has many answers to the million and one questions rolling around in your head. Using a simple, step-by-step practical and pragmatic process, two-time survivor Alan Hobson guides you from unsettling anxiety to effective action. “It’s certainly one program I wish I’d had when I was diagnosed,” he says. “It offers practical tools with which to manage the mountain of information, uncertainty and stress that we all face when we get the news. The only difference is, this is good news!” Let Alan throw you a rope of hope. Your climb back begins here!
CLIMB BACK FROM CANCER – Introducing The 10 Tools of Triumph for Survivors and Caregivers – Book 1 in The Climb Back from Cancer Collection (with Cecilia Hobson)
A gripping true story and a powerful tool kit for triumph, Climb Back from Cancer is part adventure story, part love story and part psychological primer. It provides not only a living example of how to climb back from cancer, but includes The 10 Tools of Triumph for survivors and caregivers — what co-authors Alan (the survivor) and his former wife, Cecilia (the caregiver), believe are the key psychological skills needed to maximize quality of life for the maximum time. Packed with uplifting inspiration and invaluable information mined from the depths of personal experience, it is a must-read for every patient, survivor and caregiver. If you want to triumph, this is your tool. Read More & Order…
FROM EVEREST TO ENLIGHTENMENT – An Adventure of the Soul
If you’ve read Into Thin Air, you have got to read this. It is the inspirational true story of how Alan took the “failure” of his first two expeditions to Everest and turned them into a resounding personal triumph on his third attempt. A deeply personal and moving account, it clearly demonstrates what it takes to realize our dreams. What emerges are invaluable lessons about life, love, adventure and achievement. Forty stunning color photographs, hundreds of inspirational quotations and a refreshingly honest style enable this book to transcend adventure and provide powerful insights into life. No matter what mountain you are climbing in life, this book will take you to the top – and beyond. Read More & Order…
THE POWER OF PASSION – Achieve your own Everests (with Jamie Clarke)
If you’re looking for a riveting inspirational read, this book delivers. It’s actually two books in one – the true story of two gripping Everest expeditions as told by two authors with very different life outlooks and personal points of view. The result is a fascinating glimpse into the power of perspective and the triumph in teamwork. Alan and co-author and fellow adventurer, Jamie Clarke, tell the tale of how they survived two grueling Everest expeditions together. What makes the book a winner is not just their spellbinding experiences, but the immediate applicability of the lessons learned to life. The brutally honest dialogue between the two men brings this book alive and makes The Power of Passion more than just a mountaineering tale, but a motivational tour de force. If you’re serious about success, seize it. Read More & Order…
ONE STEP BEYOND – Rediscovering the Adventure Attitude (with John Amatt)
Elevate your adrenalin! This is five thrilling profiles of peak performers that enable you to get inside the minds, hearts and achievements of some of the world’s leading living adventurers. The true stories of two Everest summiteers, two polar explorers, and one solo around-the-world ocean sailor will take you to greater heights of inspiration and motivation. Like all of Alan’s books, this really isn’t a book about adventure at all. It’s a book about life, filled with priceless treasures. As he takes you on a transfixing tour of life at the edge, Alan and his book co-producer, world adventurer John Amatt, successfully pinpoint the nine elusive attributes of personal excellence and success. Like Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, with adventure octane added. Read More & Order…
ABOVE THE BOTTOM LINE – Building Business Success through Individual Growth by J. Michael Fuller with Alan Hobson
If you want to be successful personally and professionally this book is for you. Entertainingly written and expertly crafted into the author’s “Fuller’s Footprints,” it takes you on an exciting 6-step journey from pinpointing your life purpose to turning them into reality. Alan and his long-time friend, business maverick Mike Fuller, team up to demystify success and create a blueprint for positive change in your life. If you’re serious about achieving your ultimate individually and organizationally, this book is for you. It’s packed with practical insight, priceless wisdom and timeless lessons to fast track you to the top. Get ready to climb a new line…straight to success in business and in the business of life – your life. Please contact Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SHARE THE FLAME -The Official Retrospective Book of the Olympic Torch Relay
Alan’s first book and the one that launched his career as a bestselling author and speaker. He travelled some 6,000 miles (about 9,600 kms) with the Olympic flame (all of it at 3 mph/5 km/h) following the tens of thousands of torchbearers carrying Canada’s Olympic flame from St. John’s, Newfoundland, on the country’s east coast, to Calgary, Alberta (north of Montana) for the opening ceremonies of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. “It was an adventure of a lifetime,” Alan recalls. “Magically, the Olympic flame burned off the conventionally quiet, conservative Canadian exterior and revealed the true heart of Canada underneath. It was powerful to watch.” Hundreds of breathtaking photos and inspirational vignettes. Unfortunately, it’s now no longer in print! But, if you ask nicely, Alan might be able to regale you with stories of the event. After all, he wrote 1,800 pages of them! (fortunately, the book’s only 224)
UPCOMING BOOKS (working titles)
- 7 Steps to Survivorship – A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed – COMING SOON!
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- A Better Answer to Cancer – How to Make the Best of the Rest of Your Life (no matter what the prognosis)