Vegan Freak: Being a Vegan in a Non-Vegan World

Vegan Freak: Being a Vegan in a Non-Vegan World

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By (author) Bob Torres, By (author) Jenna Torres

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  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Format: Paperback | 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland
  • ISBN 10: 1604860154
  • ISBN 13: 9781604860153
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 20,332

Product description

Two seasoned vegans offer tips and advice for thriving without animal by-products. Readers will find out how to go vegan by employing a 'cold tofu method', learn how to convince family, friends, and others that there is no such thing as a vegan cult and learn to survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores.

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Bob Torres is the author of "Making a Killing" as well as several essays that have appeared in "Critical Sociology," "International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health," the "Journal of Latinos and Education," and "Satya" magazine. Jenna Torres is a frequent personality on vegan talk shows who has been on Animal Voices Radio and has been quoted as an expert in "Newsweek," "Veg News," and "Vegetarians and Vegans in the World Today." They cohost "Vegan Freak" radio show and live in Colton, New York.

Customer reviews

By Jeremiah Liggins 25 Mar 2012 5

Quite simply an amazing book! I'm a fresh Vegan living in New Zealand, I often get annoyed reading American books as it doesn't feel relevant to me over here, but this book didn't make me feel this way. It helped to strengthen my resolve as a Vegan and gave me many of the facts I need to be healthy and knowledgeable about animal rights issues!

Definitely a book I'll recommend to others! (Even Non-Vegans)

By Ellie Thomas 16 Jul 2010 5

Yes - it is written in the USA. However, before you non-Americans (like me, an Australian) discount it for that reason, unlike a lot of other vegan related texts, this one reaches out on a global scale. The advice isn't exclusive to Americans, nor does it focus solely on what is happening in America relating to animal cruelty and the vegan movement.

The thing is, this is a global issue, and the authors realise this. They genuinely want to create a worldwide vegan community. I know, if I wasn't already a vegan, reading this book would make me become one simply because it makes you confront the issues of animal cruelty - and once you open your eyes to it, you can't look away. Nor do you want to.

It goes through various issues with becoming vegan and living vegan and also gives various ideas on activism, where to go for vegan products and other texts to read. For a person interested in animal rights and ethical veganism - get this book.

Review quote

"Wherever one falls on the meat-eater to vegan continuum, you need to make the Torres duo your truth-speaking, profanity-spewing, tough-loving pals. They will move you closer to ethical veganism." --"Feminist Review"