Gene Stone

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Gene R. Stone
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Born (1951-10-06) October 6, 1951 (age 66)
Nationality American
Education Stanford University(B.A. English Literature)
Harvard University(M.A. English Literature)
Known for Best-selling author, plant-based eating, gay advocacy, animal rights
Board member of Surgeons Over Seas (SOS) and Truth Will Out (TWO)

Gene Stone is an American writer and editor.

Early life and editorial career[edit]

Gene Stone grew up in the Westchester County suburb of Pelham, New York the son of lawyer Henry Stone and author/editor Babette Rosmond, and the brother of James M. Stone, founder and CEO of Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation.

After graduating from Stanford and receiving his masters in English Literature from Harvard, Stone joined the Peace Corps, where he spent two years in the Republic of Niger. Returning to New York, he then started a career as an editor. He began 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 and Schuster, a consulting editor at the Los Angeles Times, and editor in chief of California Magazine.

Writing career[edit]

In 1988 Stone began a career as a writer and ghostwriter. He has written extensively for magazines, including New York,[1] Esquire, GQ, and Vogue, but eventually dedicated his livelihood to books. His first ghostwritten project was for the Nicaraguan politician Arturo Cruz, Jr., Memoirs of a Counter-Revolutionary (1988). Since then Stone has written more than forty books with a diverse group of people, including theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer Tim Sanders, medical director of Canyon Ranch Resorts Mark Liponis, CNN executive vice-president Gail Evans, and TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie (the #1 New York Times bestseller Start Something That Matters). Stone has written many other books under his own name, The Secret of People Who Never Get Sick, which has been translated into more than 30 languages; and Little Girl Fly Away, which he co-produced as a television movie. Of these books, ten have been New York Times bestsellers. An avid watch collector, Stone appeared on CBS News Sunday Morning (October 29, 2006) discussing his book, The Watch, the definitive book of men's wristwatches. The book was thoroughly updated and published in a new edition in 2018 with a new co-author, managing editor Stephen Pulvirent. Stone has also written a number of instant books for various publishers on presidential politics, including the #1 Washington Post bestseller, The Bush Survival Bible and the #1 Los Angeles Times besteller, The Trump Survival Guide. Stone serves on the board of several not-for-profit organizations, including Surgeons Over Seas (SOS), which saves lives in developing countries by improving surgical care, and Truth Wins Out (TWO), a non-profit think tank and educational organization that defends the LGBT community against anti-gay misinformation.

Plant-based writing[edit]

In 2006 Stone, a vegan,[2] met firefighter Rip Esselstyn and the two of them collaborated on the hugely successful book about a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet, The Engine 2 Diet, which in turn was the basis of a product line at Whole Foods Market. They then co-wrote a sequel, My Beef With Meat, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Under his own name, Stone wrote the companion book to the documentary Forks Over Knives, a film which also explores plant-based diets. It was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Stone has since written many other books on similar subjects, including Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day, co-authored with Farm Sanctuary President and Co-founder Gene Baur, which was a national bestseller. Another New York Times bestseller was Stone's book with Dr. Michael Greger How Not To Die, which was followed up with a bestselling cookbook. Stone is also the co-author, with Jon Doyle, of The Awareness, a novel about the day that all mammals gain human-like consciousness.[3] Stone is currently working on several more books about the effects of a plant-based diet on health, the environment, and animal protection, including Eat for the Planet, with founder Nil Zacharias.



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  2. ^ "Gene Stone, New York Times Bestselling Author on Veganism". Unicorn Goods. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Katcher, Joshua. "INTERVIEW: GENE STONE, CO-AUTHOR OF THE AWARENESS". The Discerning Brute. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 

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