David M. Eastis was born in Denver, Colorado and at the age of seven moved to San Jose, California, a city founded in 1777. A Harry Truman scholar, Eastis graduated from Claremont McKenna College.
He founded the first 77 college chapters of Habitat for Humanity International. There are now over 1000.
"My hope is that people who enjoy 7 and the celebrities, history, popular seven brands and athletes who have worn 7, will find pleasure in reading 7 as much as I have in creating the artwork, taking the pictures, and gathering quotes from people I admire such as Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Boomer Esiason, the original Batgirl Yvonne Craig, 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto and many other celebrities.
"No book about seven would be complete without paying homage to a heptad of deserving individuals and organizations," said Eastis. "In this 7 book, I salute the many exceptional athletes who wore No. 7, including John Elway, Mickey Mantle, Chris Redman and Kevin Johnson. My seven book also pays homage to the ubiquitous 7-Eleven stores, legendary Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 and the fabled 7 wonders of the world. And, of course, one of my favorites - 007, the world's most famous spy. I had seven times more fun than anyone should have had writing this first-ever book about seven. I hope after reading the seven book that you are as amazed as I am to know that great things come in sevens."
David Eastis wonders if your magical and amazing number is 7?