Former President Bill Clinton, one of our featured famous vegans, is making quite a name for himself in world of diet books. According to Time magazine, he's attached his name to three diet-related books since losing 24 pounds on a vegan plan he adopted before Chelsea Clinton's wedding in 2010. Though he's written his fair share of books (his latest, Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, hit shelves on Nov. 8), Clinton has yet to delve into writing his own dietary literature. Instead, he's “blurbing” for books like Think and Grow Thin by Charles D'Angelo, a book offering an 88-day plan to “change your life.”
The former president's first endorsement of a health-conscious book came when he wrote the foreword for Eddie Shapes Up, a children's book about a boy who manages to turn his unhealthy eating habits around. Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch authored the book with his sister, Pat Koch Thalor. Clinton wrote, “I'm delighted to see books like Eddie Shapes Up encouraging children to embrace wellness at an early age. After undergoing two heart surgeries, I knew I would have to change my lifestyle in order to stay well. The rewards of good health have made it all worthwhile. I only wish I had started on this adventure as a young man.”
Clinton's third book endorsement arrives in February, when Dr. Mark Hyman's The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now is published.