Russell Simmons

All Living Things: Go Vegan for the Animals

Cute sheep and lamb

Reprinted from The Happy Vegan, by arrangement with Avery, a member of Penguin Group USA LLC, A Penguin Random Company, ©2015, Russell Simmons & Chris Morrow: When I was working on my book Do You! back in 2005, several people advised me not to include a section about the abuse of the animals. “It’s going to sound preachy,” they warned. “People hate hearing the ‘animal rights’ rap from a celebrity.” more→

Meditation and Veganism: Making the Connection — plus a Q & A with Russell Simmons

floating white lotus flower

Excerpted from Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple* by Russell Simmons. Reprinted by arrangement with Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company, © 2014. I used to get down with the best of them. I’ve often said that back in the day I’d eat ribs, flanks, chitlins, buffalo wings, pig’s feet . . . probably even an elephant’s ass if you had put it on a plate in front of me. I never spent a moment considering what sort of damage that food was wreaking on me because I had grown up listening to the world instead of my body. And the world told me that greasy, fatty meats should make me happy and content. So that’s what I believed, despite all the evidence to the contrary. Until I woke up. more→


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