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The Happy Vegan Audiobook

The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy, and Successful Life

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Publisher's Summary

Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and three-time New York Times best-selling author Russell Simmons offers an inspiring guide to the benefits of conscious eating and veganism.

In the New York Times best seller Success Through Stillness, Russell Simmons shared how meditation can be used as a powerful tool to access potential in all aspects of life, having seen himself how achieving inner peace led to outward success.

In The Happy Vegan, Simmons shares how once he started practicing yoga and meditation, he became more conscious of his choices, particularly the choices he made regarding his diet. Simmons first adopted a vegetarian and then vegan diet and almost immediately began to experience the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of eating green and clean. He delves into research about mindful eating, the links between stress and poor eating habits, the importance of listening to your body, and the well-documented problems associated with eating animal products and processed foods along with tips on how to transition to a vegan diet.

Drawing on his own experience, the experiences of others, and science and research on the health benefits of conscious eating and veganism, The Happy Vegan is an accessible and inspiring guide to help others make the move toward a vegan diet and a more successful, focused, and purposeful life.

©2015 Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow (P)2015 Penguin Audio

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    Jeela S. Matthews 12-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing from beginning to end!"

    This book gave me life! I was already thinking vegan. I saw Russell Simmons on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. He talked about being vegan and meditation. So....I bought the book! It was like an investment. I went through it so fast that I was disappointed when it ended. He explained the benefits from all angles. I really liked that everything wasn't just from his perspective...he referenced so many others. My favorite part was when he explained that its okay when we mess up because we're human (just pick back up and keep it moving...he even gave examples). That was huge for me. The book ended with helpful resources for vegans and also with a snippet of info on meditation....it was just enough good listening about meditation to entice me to buy his book Success Through Stillness...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sylvia Dana 11-21-15
    Sylvia Dana 11-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great help when you are leaning Vegan..."

    I began listening to this book because I was interested in becoming a Vegan, but wasn't sure how. There are many books on the subject, but I chose this one to start with because of an additional focus on yoga and meditation, which I am also learning to practice. I find this book to be extremely relatable and educational.i started our leaning Vegan...and listening to the book everyday on my way back and forth to work for a couple of weeks kept the desire at the forefront of my mind. During my listening, I was able to make the switch; I went from participating in what the writers call a karmic disaster of eating animal products to living more consciously and compassionately. I'm completely Vegan and I'm ready to learn more....

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Ross Canada 05-17-16
    Jane Ross Canada 05-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A Powerful Tool!!!"

    Loved this book!! I am already Vegan but it reminded me of the reasons why I choose this lifestyle (compassion for animals) and gave me more reasons to be grateful for my decision (better health and a stronger body). I have been putting of meditation and yoga for awhile but after finishing this book I am getting started!!
    The narration by Black Ice was perfect.

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    Tanya Whitehurst Randallstown, MD United States 02-24-16
    Tanya Whitehurst Randallstown, MD United States 02-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enlightening!! A must read/listen"

    I feel like I've been living on another planet and I'm the alien. I still thought our food came from farms. This book is a AHA moment. Thank you so much for the information that lead me to Food Inc and other videos. This makes my shift to vegan and meditation very meaningful. I've been attending hot yoga classes for the last year and a half, but still did not know anything about the animal abuse. Thanks again for the eye opener. I haven't been keeping this to myself. I've been sharing this with anyone that will listen. Peace and Blessings. Tanya of Maryland

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    Yolanda 01-18-16
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    "couldn't stop listening ..."

    started listening this morning & haven't been able to stop. very well written & it spoke to me in a way that was reasonable & to the point. not sugar coated nor demeaning. IT WAS RIGHT ON TIME!!

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    Adam Glenn 12-30-15
    Adam Glenn 12-30-15
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    "Great perspective and explanation"

    This book was a pleasure to listen to. I'm already vegan but found it informational and inspiring. My husband, a near-vegetarian, appears now to be heading more into a veg/vegan lifestyle. Russell Simmons' approach to his choices and other peoples' is --in my humble opinion--rational, appropriate and extremely thoughtful. Thank you!!

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    Ana Murta 11-30-15
    Ana Murta 11-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing start for a vegan lifestyle!"

    I enjoyed listening to every second of this book! I decided to become a vegan right before o started it, and the book grounded my decision in every aspect possible. I even feel like I am best friends with Russell now, and will sure look for his book regarding yoga and meditation. I definitely recommend it!


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    shanti 05-18-16
    shanti 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "rawesome"

    lots of great information very raw about slaughter houses truthful suggest it to all loved it

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    "Top Star !!!!!"
    Would you listen to The Happy Vegan again? Why?

    Yes and I will, he is so down to earth I love his bluntness by saying it the way it is.


    What did you like best about this story?

    He speaks from experience and brings facts to his explanations. I have never been hit so hard in my gut at I have been with this book. This is it I have listened to many book but this book is the one and only I would recommend for anyone hesitant in making a change in diet.


    What does Black Ice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings that HUMP that tone you have to listen and its like a magnetism you can relate and feel him in front. I even wanted to write to the author to thank him for such an incredible great book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I must confess when he started talking about the farms and how the animals are treated I got very sick to my stomach to the point I could not eat and needed to take some stomach meds, unreal like I said he punched me in the gut hard, awesome awesome book but only for the hard who can take the truth.

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    Eric 04-13-16
    Eric 04-13-16
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    "Loved it!"

    I've been vegan going on 4 months and never felt better. I've lost 15 Pounds and counting. Just more reassurance this was the best choice for me and the in site on yoga tying directly to it is motivation to start that as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    6/28/16
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    "FAB guide to transitioning to & staying vegan"
    What made the experience of listening to The Happy Vegan the most enjoyable?

    It was really interesting, easy to listen to and very informative. It was full of things I had questions about, and stuff I haven't thought about yet.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Happy Vegan?

    I loved the section about the angry vegan and it really made sense.


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  • Amazon Customer
    5/22/16
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    "interesting and accessible intro to veganism"

    I really enjoyed this book and it has helped me make the transition to veganism. I particularly valued the relatable anecdotes, practical tips, and the overall non-judgemental and down to earth approach. Would definitely recommend to anyone considering veganism or who would like to understand more about why people do it.

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  • yolanda
    3/14/16
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    "Starting to think"

    This book made me think about my choices, the food I eat and the way I live. Definitely I good book.

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  • Anon
    2/12/16
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    "Loved this..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Happy Vegan to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print version but the audio version makes this book easily accessible to anyone.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book is so easy to understand. Absolutely anyone can listen to this and understand the issue. You don't need to be a vegan or even want to be a vegan to listen to this book. I like the fact that this audio book isn't about preaching to you. In fact he allows you to get to the realisation yourself. This audio book is all about raising our awareness, empathy to the world we live in and all the creatures we share it with, think and care about what we put in our bodies and the journey of that foods to your plate. This books makes you realise that our mass consumerism and excesses cannot continue and has destructive damaging and inhumane consequences. The way we are living in the 21st century is not sustainable for the human race or our plant. Something has got to change.


    Which character – as performed by Black Ice – was your favourite?

    The passion of the writer for the agenda is clearly evident. The narrator was engaging.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was moving. I would recommend this to everyone to read.


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    2/21/16
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    "Absolutely perfect guide and advice"

    For someone who is in the process of transitioning from meat eating to pescatarian, hoping to transition there on to vegetarian with my end goal full vegan, I found this book exactly what I needed. it's very informative. I feel I have been educated on alot of facts I just didn't know. I have been given brilliant tips and advise for new food and recipes.

    I would recommend this book for anyone who is on the fence or thinking about changing the meat diet for spiritual, health, enviromental, mental and emotional reasons

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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