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Telling the Plant-based Story to the World with Gene Stone: PYP 177

gene-stoneGene Stone is the author of about 40 books (he wasn't quite sure of the exact count), and has become the pre-eminent co-author on books in the plant-based and vegan genres, including Michael Greger's runaway bestseller How Not to Die, Rip Esselstyn's The Engine 2 Diet and My Beef with Meat, and a bunch of others.

When I began preparing for our interview, I didn't realize that Gene is also one of the movers and shakers in the publishing world at large. Here's some background, cribbed straight from his bio on GeneStone.com:

Gene Stone graduated from Stanford University and received his masters in English Literature from Harvard University. He then joined the Peace Corps, and spent two years in the Republic of Niger in West Africa. Returning to his home state of New York, he became an editor at Harcourt Brace, where he edited a wide range of books, including Patricia Bosworth’s biography of Montgomery Clift. He then worked at Bantam Books, where he helped launch its hardcover division by acquiring such books as Albert Goldman’s biography of John Lennon and Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s autobiography. Next, he worked as a senior editor at Esquire Magazine, editing authors ranging from Alan Furst and Bobbie Ann Mason to Michael Kinsley and Joel Kotkin. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he was west coast editor of Simon & Schuster, a consulting editor at The Los Angeles Times, and editor in chief of California Magazine.

Plus, he co-wrote A Reader's Guide to A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking! How F-ing cool is that? I read that when it first came out, and was completely blown away by a serious scientist talking about particles traveling backwards in time. And now, 30 years later, my mind has traveled backwards in time thinking about it 😉

Gene and I spoke about the joys and challenges of ghostwriting, about his journey to eating plants and advocating for animals, and a lot of writing “insider baseball.”

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We covered:

  • why Gene wrote a book on watches
  • his early days in the health and wellness field
  • why he didn't want to meet this Texas firefighter who'd written a book on veganism (and what happened once he did)
  • the  time Rip's grandfather saved Gene's mother’s life
  • finding the structure in Rip's story
  • the Buddhist task of the ghostwriter
  • veganism 10 years ago: a “weird eating disorder”
  • becoming aware of the animal rights movement
  • writing Living the Farm Sanctuary Life with Gene Bauer
  • the How Not to Die phenomenon
  • the power of a good title
  • writing Forks Over Knives
  • Gene on his co-authors: “their mission is their passion is their work is their sustenance”
  • and much more…

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GeneStone.com

Gene's author page on amazon

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1 comment on “Telling the Plant-based Story to the World with Gene Stone: PYP 177

  1. Michele says:

    This one was really interesting. Fun hearing about book titles. I think How Not to Die is a great, great book, but it’s that title that catapulted it to stardom, for sure. Very titillating! Hilarious story about your dismissal of Forks Over Knives as a good title.

    You know what I’d love? If you would ask everyone who comes on the show what they ate yesterday. I’m always so curious about what people really eat and drink. I eat crazy healthy, except that every single day I eat a small bowl of plain kettle potato chips. My little naughty treat. Its always fun to hear what others do.

    Thanks for yhe great shows! Absolutely LOVING the 2 a week. I was thrilled last week when I opened my phone podcasts and there were 2!

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