Gene Stone is the author of forty-five books, reaching millions of readers with important ideas about how to work, live and thrive.

After an early career as a book, magazine, and newspaper editor, Gene began devoting his energy full-time to writing books. Fourteen titles have reached The New York Times Bestseller list. Five have become #1 national bestsellers. He has worked with dozens of influential scientists, doctors, and business leaders, from astrophysicist Stephen Hawking to TOMS shoes founder Blake Mycoskie. He has taken on a wide variety of subjects but recently he has focused on new approaches to wellness and nutrition, including the benefits of a plant-based diet. Gene’s work informs readers and then drives change in how they think, work, and live.


A New York Times bestseller
“We strive to make the best of our lives by maintaining our physical health and mental happiness. As food is the fuel for our survival, how healthily we survive and how well we recover from illness may also depend on what we eat. Michael Greger’s How Not to Die suggests different preventative and curative measures for tackling ailments we are all vulnerable to. I hope that this book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition.” ―His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“The primary determinant of our health and well-being is what we eat and how we live. In this extraordinary and empowering book, Dr.Michael Greger explains why. Highly recommended.” ― Dean Ornish, M.D., author of The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
“This book brims with valuable insights. Dr. Greger tends to rely on the gold standard of medical research randomised controlled trials rather than the latest fads. Vegetarian or not, this book is a great way to improve your diet.” ―Financial Times


Co-authored with the founder of, Dr. Michael Greger, How Not To Die provides scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers – heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes – revealing the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. The book examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how, and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease.

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VegNews Book of the Year, 2015
Winner 2016 Books for a Better Life Award
“A beautiful picture of how we can all thrive without eating meat, without harming animals.” – Richard Linklater, director/producer
“This extraordinary book offers warm, intelligent advice on how to live thoughtfully in this world. It inspires and reminds us all to align our actions with our values.” – Moby


Co-authored with the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, one of the world’s premiere farm animal protection organizations, this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide explores the deeply transformative experience of visiting Farm Sanctuary as well as the lessons people bring home from these visits. Included is information about the five basic tenets of  Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, such as eating in harmony with your values, connecting with nature wherever you are, and reducing stress. The book also features more than 100 previously unpublished recipes from America’s top vegan chefs and restaurant owners.

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The Awareness is an amazing book—partly because it’s such an extraordinarily gripping story, but also because I can think of no other recent novel that explores the minds of animals with such sympathy and compassion.” –Nathan Runkle, Founder and Executive Director of Mercy for Animals
“What a wild ride this book is! The writing is so beautiful and it was a doorway into animal consciousness. This novel stirs up every dark fear that what we do does indeed come back to us.” –Kathy Freston, bestselling author of The Veganist and The Lean


From Psychology Today:
The Awareness is one of the most powerful and moving novels in the area of human-animal relationships that I’ve read in a while. Almost every single page made me stop and think about who we are and who ‘they’ (other animals) are and how we mistreat them in numerous different ways. But, what if the tables turned and ‘they’ became ‘us’ and treated us as if we were they? This is the basis of this thought provoking work of fiction, featuring among other animals, a bear in the Canadian Rockies, an elephant in a traveling circus in Texas, a pig on a hog farm in North Carolina, and a dog living with his beloved owner in New York.”

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A succession of best-sellers explore new ideas about health and nutrition, many of them focusing on the advantages of plant-based diets. A guide to staying well has reached 80,000 in print, and sold translation rights in 30 countries.

Forks over Knives
The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick
The Engine 2 Diet


Working with business leaders, Gene shapes their remarkable experiences into powerful arguments for change and lasting sources of expertise and wisdom.

Finding the Next Steve Jobs
Start Something that Matters
Love is the Killer App
Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman


Now in its tenth printing

“Even readers who do not usually think of themselves as ‘watchies’ will find it difficult to resist poring over these luscious pages. A general history of timepieces inaugurates the book and sets the informative and enthusiastic tone carried throughout.” – Brad Hooper, Booklist

The Watch covers the world of watches with precision and depth, mixing the old with the new, and the expensive with the economical. The product of more than five years of research, the book introduces the fifty major brands that any watch collector must be familiar with. Essential wisdom on buying, collecting, maintaining and wearing watches is provided along with an encyclopedic glossary offering a crash course in horology. Best of all are the more than 500 stunning color photographs, including remarkable details of dials and movements, selected for their beauty and diversity from collections around the world. The book is now in its tenth printing.

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The Watch by Gene Stone