New York Times bestselling author Gene Stone (Niger 1974-76) has a new book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick, published by Workman and out this October.  Gene’s book tells the stories of twenty-five people who each posses a different secret of excellent health–a secret that makes sense and has a proven scientific underpinning. Three of the twenty-five come from RPCVs. Nate Halsey (Senegal 1996-98) credits cold showers; Sydney Kling (South Africa 2001-03) believes in friendships; and  Phil Damon (Ethiopia 1963-65), an old friend of mine and fellow teacher with me at the Commercial School in Addis Ababa, back in the day, swears on detoxification for a long and happy life.

In writing this book, Gene underwent dozens of treatments from hypnotherapy to biofeedback, rolfing to Ayurvedic herbal rejuvenation. Gene is the co-author, most recently, of The New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet, and his articles and columns have appeared in New York, Esquire, Vogue, Elle, GQ, and the Huffington Post. He is, by the way, a vegan, as well as, an RPCV! Gene will be reading this Monday night, October 18th,  at 7 p.m. in the Barnes & Nobel, 82nd and Broadway in NYC. Meanwhile, check out: www.secretsofpeople.com

And as we all know it isn’t herbal rejuvenation that keeps you healthy, it is serving in the Peace Corps.