Born in upstate New York, Rip Esselstyn grew up in
Cleveland, Ohio, and studied speech communications at the
University of Texas, Austin, where he was an All-American swimmer.
After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete, Rip joined
the Austin fire department in 1997. He now travels year-round
lecturing and giving seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle. He is the
author of the New York Times bestsellers The Engine 2
Diet and Plant-Strong. Visit his website at
Jane Esselstyn is a nurse, researcher, recipe developer and married mother of three. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio.