In “Finding Ultra,” Rich Roll tells the story of his remarkable transformation—from out-of-shape attorney to one of the world’s most fit men. He chronicles how he embraced a plant-based diet and lifestyle after years of abuse that nearly killed him. And, as if being an ultrarunner weren’t enough, in 2006 he became only the second person ever to complete both races at Ultraman Florida: a 320-mile double crossing of Lake Ponchatrain and the Gulf of Mexico in just 82 hours. This book is for anyone who wants to make big changes but feels trapped by their current situation–be it personal or professional–and thinks they don’t have what it takes to become something new.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to make big changes but feels trapped by their current situation–be it personal or professional. Rich Roll tells the story of his remarkable transformation, and how embracing a plant-based diet and lifestyle helped him overcome years of abuse that nearly killed him. He openly shares what worked for him, and offers advice on how you can achieve your own fitness goals, no matter where you are starting from.
- The author’s story is inspiring and motivational.
- The book provides helpful tips on how to make big changes in one’s life.
- This book will appeal to people who are interested in fitness and/or personal growth
- The author’s transformation is remarkable, but the writing feels self-indulgent at times.
- The book is a bit repetitive in terms of discussing Roll’s diet and fitness regimen.
- It can be tough to read about someone’s physical triumphs without feeling like you’re being left out or inadequate.
Learn more about the author
Rich Roll is a vegan ultra-endurance athlete, plant-based nutrition advocate, and author of the national bestseller “Finding Ultra.” He hosts the wildly popular RichRoll Podcast, which has featured insights from some of the most respected figures in health and fitness such as Dr. Greger, Tim Ferriss. Matt Damon, Laird Hamilton and more. A 47-year old father of four young children (one recently adopted from Ethiopia), Rich lives with his family in Malibu Canyon where he maintains an organic vegetable garden called The Vertical Farm Project.
“Finding Ultra is an amazing story of change and self-discovery. Rich Roll proves that it’s never too late to turn your life around, embracing a plant-based diet and lifestyle to become one of the fittest men in the world.”
“Rich Roll is living proof that it’s never too late to change your life. Finding Ultra tells the story of how this middle-aged attorney went from out-of-shape, binge eating and drinking, to one of the fittest men on the planet. In his journey, Rich teaches us that there are no limits to what we can become if we tap into our inner potential and refuse to give up on ourselves.”
“Finding Ultra is an inspirational and educational book about health, wellness, and endurance athletics. Rich Roll tells his own story of transformation from out-of-shape lawyer to one of the fittest men in the world–ultrarunner, triathlete, outdoor adventurer.”