Gene Stone is the author, co-writer, or ghostwriter of fifty 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. Fifteen titles have reached The New York Times Bestseller list. Six have become #1 national bestsellers. He has worked with dozens of influential scientists, doctors, and business leaders, from astrophysicist Stephen Hawking to New York City mayor Eric Adams. He has written on a wide variety of subjects but for the last two decades he has focused primarily on plant-based diets and their relationship to health, animal protection, and the environment. Gene’s work informs readers and then drives them to change how they think, work, and live.


Insights, advice, and lots of recipes for better living.

Healthy at Last

New York City Mayor Eric Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, and learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million Black people with diabetes. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. But within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, restored his vision, and reversed his diabetes. Working with Gene in Healthy at Last, Eric shows readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. He reimagines soul food with healthy alternatives.


In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are–intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. Animalkind presents these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries. With the co-founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, Gene explores the wonders of animal life and offers tools for living more kindly toward them. Whether it’s medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing, or food, there are now better options for all the uses animals once served in human life.

Eat for the Planet
Eat for the Planet Cookbook

In Eat for the Planet, Gene and Nil Zacharias, the cofounder of multiple online platforms focused on the plant-based food space, share new research, intriguing infographics, and compelling arguments that support what scientists across the world are beginning to affirm and uphold: By making even minimal dietary changes, anyone can have a positive, lasting impact on our planet. In the Eat for the Planet Cookbook, Gene and Nil gather planet-friendly, vegan recipes from leading plant-based chefs and innovators. The informative guide to eating vegan features 75 delicious recipes from some of the world’s greatest plant-based chefs, businesses, and influencers.

72 Reasons to Be Vegan

Did you know that if you adopt a vegan diet you can enjoy better sex? Save money? Have glowing skin? You can ward off Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other metabolic diseases. You can eat delicious burgers. You can help save the planet. You can join the ranks of fellow plant-based eaters like Gandhi, Tolstoy, Leonardo—and Kyrie Irving, Kat Von D, and Joaquin Phoenix. Those are just a few of the 72 reasons you should consider going vegan, as compiled and persuasively argued by Gene and Kathy Freston, a leading voice in the planet-based diet movement. While plenty of books tell you how to go vegan, 72 Reasons to Be Vegan also tells you why, and what you’d be gaining.

How Not to Die
How Not to Die Cookbook

Gene and Dr. Michael Greger, the founder of, provide scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers – heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes. By following the advice in How Not to Die, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer. The book includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen–a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day. These doctor’s orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives. The companion How Not to Die Cookbook offers more than 100 recipes, merging cutting edge science with everyday ingredients from the supermarket.

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

Living the Farm Sanctuary Life covers the basic tenets of a vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle–such as eating in harmony with your values, connecting with nature wherever you are, and reducing stress–and offers readers simple ways to incorporate these principles into their lives. Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions. With Gene, he also teaches readers how to cook and eat the Farm Sanctuary way, with 100 extraordinarily delicious recipes selected by some of the organization’s greatest fans—chefs and celebrities such as Chef AJ, Chloe Coscarelli, Emily Deschanel, and Moby.


Quick responses to political upheavals that calm readers’ anxieties and channel positive energy. Loaded with practical advice. Wryly entertaining. National bestsellers.

The Trump Survival Guide

2016: The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocks an already divided America and leaves scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Gene delivers invaluable guidance and concrete solutions they could use to make a difference in this serious call-to-arms—showing how to move from anger and despair to activism. He offers essential information needed to effectively make voices heard and power felt. A #1 LA Times best-seller. Available on Amazon.

The Bush Survival Bible

2004: George Bush wins again. Gene delivers ways to overcome postelection stress disorder: 250 of them. Antidepressants to consider. Reasons to love global warming. Seven countries to move to. Nine prayers to get through the night. More practically, ways to get involved in local politics. A #1 Washington Post bestseller. Available on Amazon.


2004: Just ahead of another hunting season, Gene offered advice for ways to make it through to the end of the reign of Bush’s controversial no. 2. Because the best kind of leader is a lame duck. What you might need to know about what to do if you think you’re being spied on. What public relations steps to take if you’ve shot someone. Six ways to impeach a vice president. Available on Amazon.


“Every once in a while a piece of fiction comes along that can change the way we think about the world. The Awareness is one of those transformational novels—it’s a wonderfully written book that tells an entertaining and suspenseful story, but even more, it would be almost impossible to read this book and not come away with a new and heightened understanding of the human-animal relationship” –Bruce Friedrich, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary
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.” —Psychology Today

The Awareness by Gene Stone


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 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


A collector’s favorite

“The Watch is something that both collectors and neophytes can enjoy, which is why it’s been one of the bestselling books on this subject for over a decade.” –

The Watch, first published in 2006, became the most popular book on vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, appealing to both beginners and experts. Since its debut, the international audience of watch lovers and watch collectors has grown exponentially. In The Watch, Thoroughly Revised, Gene is joined by Stephen Pulvirent of They thoroughly revamped the book to reflect the current state of the watch world, with the addition of new brands, new models, and more focused and nuanced coverage of the traditional brand leaders, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Read more and buy it on Amazon.

The Watch by Gene Stone