Songwriter Recording Artist - Las Vegas, NV
If a book Spurs me to action it is a winner. I had a hard time putting this one down. The whole plant powered paradigm as related simply and passionately by Rich is worth the price of this book alone.
The plant based diet was very interesting. I wouldn't have thought that could keep him recovering fast enough between workouts. At first I did not enjoy this book but after some thought I share a lot of similarities with the author.
Love uour story Rich, from adversity and struggle to inspiring epic accomplishment! Amazing what the mind and body are capable of when guided and directed in positive ways, even in the face of ovwrwhelming odds. Love the food and nutrition suggestions as well! Thanks for sharing. I can see myself in your story and am inspired to tackle my own demons and obstacles and FIND ULTRA!
Rich Roll single-mindedly transformed himself from a socially awkward kid into a promising competitive college swimmer, only to derail his athletic prowess and almost lose his law career with booze. He redeems himself through rehab and love, eventually reclaiming his athletic dreams using vegan eating and ultra man endurance training. Rolls story is unusual "to say the least". (Quotes are added to emphasize that I heard that phrase so many times that it grated like silica sand in a kale smoothie.) But it's buried under the weight of his humorless self deprecation and self-flagellation- and his monotone recital. I got the impression that he never learned how to poke fun at himself or laugh at his mistakes, and anxiously tries to point his faults out before anyone else can. Pass.
Morphenkind that loves to unwind
Loved it. I'm an Endurance athlete and recent sober fella myself. I got rid orlf red meat and dairy to start!
This book dives into detail the power of a plant based diet with some guidelines as well as a peak into the ultra endurance world as well. Great read and easy to get through. Flows well.
Read this book because I got to see Rich Roll in person at Vegfest. His story of overcoming addictions such as alcoholism and bad eating to turning his life around on Vegan diet is unbelievable. He shows you what the human body is capapable of doing when fed the right foods.
What a great read! Mr. Roll has a good style that kept me engaged throughout. I found myself getting swept up in the events, and getting nervous, even though I knew how they turned out! A great success story.