Chris P. Bacon:
My Life So Far…
by Len Lucero
Chris P. Bacon is one lucky pig. Born with malformed hind
legs, he was taken to a vet with the request that he be
euthanized. The veterinarian, Len Lucero, took one look
at the little guy who appeared generally happy and
healthy and vowed to keep him.
Chris went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks became an internet sensation and media
darling when Dr. Len, now his “adopted” dad, posted a video on YouTube of tiny Chris learning how to
use a cart made out of toys, which got 1.4 million views. This determined piglet soon mastered the
device and was rolling to interviews across the country. With over 80,000 fans on Facebook and
comment interaction in the thousands, Chris P. Bacon “Pig on Wheels” is a hit! Here, in his first book,
this inspiring little guy tells the story of his life so far and how being different is super cool!
About the Authors
Len Lucero, DVM, is a veterinarian who lives in Sumterville, Florida,
with his wife and two children. Growing up on small ranch in New
Mexico, Len always loved animals and dreamed of becoming a
veterinarian. His dream came true, and he now owns and operates
Sumter Mobile Veterinarian where he takes care of animals both
large and small. One of those small animals came into his life to
stay—and that is his little friend and companion Chris P. Bacon.
Kristina Tracy is a writer, mom, and many other things (wife, gardener, decorator, horseback rider).
She lives in Olivenhain, California, with her husband and two children, Ava and Dane. She is the author
of nine children's books, written in collaboration with the best-selling authors Louise L. Hay, Deepak
Chopra, Christiane Northrup, M.D., Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and Doreen Virtue.
Chris P. Bacon, the pig in a wheelchair who quickly became
a YouTube sensation in early 2013 with over 1.2 million views, is setting out to teach children
about compassion, acceptance, and loving your imperfections. Chris P. Bacon was rescued by
his veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero after a young woman reluctantly dropped him off to be
euthanized because of a congenital defect that affects his rear legs. Dr. Lucero gave Chris a
second chance at life and with two wheels strapped to the rear of his body, he is now a perfectly
healthy and happy piggie on-the-go.
Hay House, the world’s largest self-help and motivational publisher has signed a three
book deal with Chris P. Bacon, his dad Dr. Lucero and co-author Kristina Tracy, who has
worked on children’s books with Wayne W. Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Deepak Chopra and
more. The first book, geared towards children ages 4-10, will launch in Fall 2013.
Chris P. Bacon shares adorably witty updates from his daily life in Florida on his
Facebook and Twitter pages. He’s also no stranger to media! Chris P. Bacon has made
appearances on TV shows like Anderson Cooper and TODAY show! The world has fallen in
love with this charming pig who is teaching us all a lesson---When life throws you an obstacle,
strap on your wheels and face it head-on.
To learn more about Chris P. Bacon, please visit the following sites:
Press Contact: Richelle Zizian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-484-4954
REVIEW:This was such an inspiring and heartwarming read, Chris P. Bacon is a great book for children and adults alike, this book really touched my heart. Fun and entertaining from start to finish.I read this to my daughter and she just adored it!! This is a fantastic way to show children that just because someone is different, doesn't mean they can't do something.The underlying message I took away from this wonderful book was that, you must never give up!! Great Job, Looking forward to reading more from this author and continuing the journey with Chris P. Bacon