We had the opportunity to speak to Mike Minter about his new book Driven By Purpose…The Power of a Dream. It was an enlightening conversation.
First, let me say that I’ve had the opportunity in my lifetime to meet and interview a number of people from athletes to politicians. Rarely, if ever, have I had the privilege to make the acquaintance of anyone with as much class, dignity and faith as Mike Minter.
Mike will be making his second appearance on our podcast this week. The discussion covered the book in detail as well as his upbringing, his experiences at the University of Nebraska, his relationship with Tom Osborne, and, of course, we talked about the Carolina Panthers.
The new episode of Cat Crave Radio will be posted this Sunday night.
Below is the press release concerning his book. We wish Mike all the success in the world with his book and continued prosperity!
Comfort Publishing Announces Release of Mike Minter Biography
Concord, NC (July 31, 2008) – Comfort Publishing, a general trade book publisher headquartered in Concord, NC, will release of the biography of retired Carolina Panther Mike Minter on September 6, 2008.
In Driven By Purpose…The Power of a Dream, Minter tells his story for the first time – growing up in a single parent home in the Oklahoma projects, becoming the first in his family to receive a college degree, getting drafted into the NFL and tackling life after football. His biography is the first celebrity release for Comfort Publishing and author, Pamilla S. Tolen.
“The book is a must read for anyone who believes he or she has a dream that can never be achieved,” said Tolen.
As a child, Minter’s mother told him he was intended for greatness, though the challenges that surrounded him – a fatherless home, poverty, negative influences and temptations – should have resulted in Minter becoming another statistic.
“This is not a story of how a poor boy made it to the NFL,” explained Minter. “It is the story of what the ‘American Dream’ is all about. It is about making responsible choices that can affect a person’s whole life. It reaches out to anyone who feels bound by their circumstances and environment. It testifies that there is a dream within every individual that can be achieved with the proper support and encouragement.”
Driven By Purpose…The Power of a Dream is currently available for pre-order at www.comfortpublishing.com. Orders received before September 6, 2008 on the website, will receive an exclusive, limited collector’s edition of the book that will be autographed by Minter, as well as numbered, with a commemorative seal.