Russell Simmons co-founded Def Jam records and has signed everyone from the Beastie Boys to Jay Z, and Kayne West.
Now, he's a New York Times Best Selling Author, and in his latest book, ‘The Happy Vegan’ he talks about the many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
Simmons makes big claims, but they’re claims backed by science and personal experience. Documenting his ‘great leap’ from a half-life of abusing his body with various toxins, drugs, and fatty foods, Simmons generously recounts his embrace of this compassionate, spiritual, and healthy way of life.
The Happy Vegan is an empowering, emotional, and inspiring testament to a misunderstood but celebrated movement. Simmons clears up common misconceptions many have about abstaining from animal products and presents three fundamental reasons for why you should adopt this lifestyle today:
- It increases energy and vitality while helping protect against disease
- It helps protect Mother Earth against the significant damage wreaked upon it by factory farming.
- By not eating animal products, you disconnect yourself from the suffering and violence inflicted everyday on animals.
You can meet Russell and have your copy of ‘The Happy Vegan’ signed at Barnes & Noble, At The Grove, Wednesday night, January 20th at 7:00pm.
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