Skip to main content

FINDING ULTRA: Preview Excerpt & More

By May 1, 2012June 8th, 201214 Comments

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll – Excerpt

Very excited to share a free excerpt of my book, which is finally available for sale!  Courtesy of the good people at Random House / Crown, here are 26 pages that should give you a nice feel for what the book has to offer.

The short trailer video below should provide some added flavor.

Thanks for the support and hope you enjoy the read as much I enjoyed writing it.  For more information on the book, visit  – available everywhere in hardcover, e-book, kindle & audiobook formats!

And here’s a clip from an interview I did with Dr. Sanjay Gupta for CNN’s Human Factor back in 2010.  To see the corresponding article I wrote for to accompany the piece, click HERE.

Finding Ultra addresses in great detail the hows and whys of my PlantPowered diet – a primer on plant-based nutrition and how to do it right.  However, it is not a cookbook.  If you are interested in the specific recipes I have relied on to make my transition, I suggest checking out our digital e-cookbook JAI SEED— 77 pages of delicious plant-based recipes we have developed to fuel and satisfy even the most finicky of palates, our children included.  Here’s a little video preview of the e-book.  For more information and to purchase for download, click HERE.


  • Scott Dennis says:

    Rich, thanks for posting – look forward to reading your book!

  • Russell says:

    I just read the preview and pre-ordered Finding Ultra for my iPod Kindle app.  I can’t wait until it comes out.  I happened upon Rich’s story while researching the possibility of a switch to a plant-based diet and how that would affect athletic training.  I’m 48, a non-practicing lawyer and full-time practicing pastor, husband and father.  I am a life-long martial artist and cyclist.  Last summer I made the switch to plant-based eating and became intrigued by the prospect of reaching optimal fitness.  Rich’s story is just what the doctor ordered.  I am thankful for the inspiration and motivation and looking forward to seeing what my fitness future holds.  Thanks, Rich!

  • Sanmcguire says:

    Love the excerpt and can’t wait to read more! Thanks for sharing Rich, you inspire me.

  • Gah! I can’t start it yet. OK, I did, but I refuse to do chapter 1 till I have the copy I preordered in my hand. Can’t wait.

  • Luke says:

    Just pre-ordered through Book Depository – looking forward to it.

  • Gwynn Hewson says:

    When you click with a book it’s really hard to put it down. From these pages I know I won’t be able to stop reading until I have finished which makes it all so much harder to have had just a taste of it now and to have to wait until it downloads to my iPad. It’s going to be a long 20 day wait.

  • richroll66 says:

    Thanks for all the nice comments!  Glad to hear you enjoyed the excerpt.  Can’t wait till it’s finally released:)  Appreciate the support everyone – means everything.

  • Gary Boudreau Ontario, Canada says:

    I recently saw an article on you and decided to look at your web site.  I will be buying your book, your an amazing inspiration. 

    Thank you, can’t wait to read your book,

  • Kate says:

    Have just finished your book and WOW I can’t stop talking about it to all my friends and family. Needless to say it will do the rounds. What an inspirational life you are living. A true legend. Well done for fueling the fire in our bellies and giving us the chance to dare to believe in ourselves. Might even get myself a bike now! I identified with so much of your early years having competed at a high level in gymnastics then to throw it all away when the going got too tough, quickly falling in with the wrong crowd and doing drugs…..but now an avid fan of yoga. Love that you are showing men yoga is the way forward. Keep up the good work. ROCK ON ROLL DAWG 😀

Leave a Reply