Jarid Manos


Jarid Manos is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Restoration Council, which is headquartered in Houston, Texas. He has been published or written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, USA Today, Smithsonian, Congressional Quarterly, Houston Chronicle, Albuquerque Journal, Grist, Yes! and many others, and is a featured guest speaker nationwide, having spoken at churches, organizations, rallies, conferences, businesses, chambers of commerce, and schools and universities, including Spelman and MIT. He is also a health advocate and youth worker.

Through his guidance, GPRC has helped found the new Ecological Health movement which helps young people heal themselves through healing the Earth.

A vegan athlete, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas. Mr. Manos resides in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. He has one son.

Ghetto Plainsman is his first book.

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Ghetto Plainsman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 195,830. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Gritty, raw and spiritual, Ghetto Plainsman chronicles one man’s triumph over humiliation, self-hatred, anger and violence in a chaotic journey between urban survival and the life-or-death struggles of the ravaged American Great Plains. This gripping parable takes us from the streets to the even more devastated American West and finally into a place of deeper healing for us all.

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