Donald Thomas

Donald Thomas

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

Born September 21, 1953, is a native of Brooklyn, New York, who has lived in Hawaii since 1981. He is a graduate of Antioch University West, with a BA in Liberal Arts and Science with a concentration in holistic health.

He is also the author of 3 books on the subjects of motivation, fitness and vegetarianism that he has used to break Guinness World Records in public speaking.

Thomas published his first book, “The Philosophy of Divine Nutrition”(in 1977) it was his doctoral thesis in Metaphysical Philosophy at the Tree of Life School, located in New York City. This book was also the text of his Guinness Book World Record for the “longest sermon” – 93 consecutive hours (September 18-22, 1978).The premise of his philosophy is that every religious text has instructions on health, longevity and nutrition and that an analysis and synthesis of this advise is the basis for his concept of Divine Nutrition.

The total PDN program is an internal martial art or mind/body fitness program based upon the concepts of Jeet Kune Do, developed by the late Bruce Lee.

In addition to his Sermon record, he also holds two world records in after-dinner speaking, based on his book on motivation, fitness and herbal sports nutrition, titled The Way of PDN- The Ultimate Vegetarian Athletic Nutrition Program(1986)

As a three times Guinness Book World Record holder in Public Speaking, he is one of the longest talkers in recorded human history!

After every world record, he has given a jump rope demonstration!!!

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

New Jump Swing Healthy Aging and Athletic Nutrition program. After using my first 2 books to break Guinness records in public speaking on health and fitness, I wanted to update the inforamtion within those two books. New Jump Swing is the result of that update.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I need to clean my house before I start writing

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Back to Eden, Tao of Jeet Kune Do, Bible, Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Amazing Spider-Man #18, The Wretched of the Earth

What are you working on now?

I am currently working on 2 books. One on organic farming using rhizobacteria. The other on Canine nutrition and longevity

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

In the past I have promoted my books by using them to break Guinness records in public speaking. The public speaking categories have been retired by the Guinness book. My website is now my primary method of promotion.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

sports and fitness, senior living, plant based nutrition

Do you have any advice for new authors?


What is the best advice you have ever heard?

The same end of the line for the local train is the same end of the line for the express. When you get off of the local train you will have more experience than the people who took the express

What are you reading now?

The Black Panther by Ewing

What’s next for you as a writer?

Continue working on my books and life coaching service

1 thought on “Donald Thomas”

  1. There’s a typo above : ‘inforamtion.’ Inspiring me. Thanks. My path, Sant Mat, teaches vegetarianism and meditation. You would appreciate the positivity of the Master’s teachings. The Madters come here often from northern India.
    Blessings to you.

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