John Robbins

John Robbins is founder of EarthSave International and the co-founder and co-host of the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network. Robbins’ work has been the subject of cover stories and feature articles in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and many of the nation’s other major newspapers and magazines. Considered by many to be one of the most eloquent and powerful spokespersons in the world, John has been a featured and keynote speaker at major conferences, and appeared on national shows.  He is the recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and the Peace Abbey’s Courage of Conscience Award. John lives with his wife Deo, their son Ocean and his wife Michele, and their grandsons River and Bodhi in the hills outside Santa Cruz, California.



  • The New Good Life: Living Better Than Ever in an Age of Less



The New Good Life provides a philosophical and prescriptive path from conspicuous consumption to conscious consumption. Where the old view of success was measured by cash, stocks, and various luxuries, the new view will be guided by financial restraint and a new awareness of what truly matters. A passionate manifesto on finding meaning beyond money and status, this book delivers a sound blueprint for living well on less. Discover how to

• create your own definition of success based on your deepest beliefs and life experience
• alleviate depression, lower blood pressure, and stay fit with inexpensive alternatives for high-cost medications
• develop a diet that promotes better health—and saves you money
• plan for—and protect yourself from—future economic catastrophes
• cut down on your housing and transportation costs
• live frugally without deprivation
• follow in the footsteps of real people who have effectively forged new financial identities

The New Good Life provides much-needed hope and comfort in a time of fear and uncertainty. Here is everything you need to develop high-joy, low-cost solutions to life’s challenges. Practical and timely, this book equips you with the skills needed not only to survive but to thrive in these challenging times.

The New Good Life book cover


The Huffington Post link

“I was just finishing a book on healthy aging, when I ran into my old friend Doug Abrams by “accident.” (Ha! Ha! As if these things were “coincidences.” More like “divine interventions” if you ask me.) I hadn’t given much thought to finding a publisher for the book. My agent had retired, so I thought I’d just contact a publisher on my own. I didn’t see a problem there. And I was doing fine, financially, so I wasn’t particularly interested in getting a big advance. When Doug heard about the book, he wanted to read it. After he did, he said: “John, whether it’s me or someone else, you need an agent.” To make a long story short, I believed him, and I hired him, and he got me a HUGE advance. Which I thought I didn’t need. But then, as life played out, it turned out that I needed every single penny of it. Doug was a total pleasure to work with. His competence and skill are unparalleled. But what is even more important to me that he gets who I am. I’ve found his attunement to my spiritual path and destiny to be every bit as extraordinary as his professional excellence.”

“I’ve found his attunement to my spiritual path and destiny to be every bit as extraordinary as his professional excellence.”