Meat Is for Pussies: A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names

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Think eating meat makes you macho? Think again.

Punk rock icon John Joseph grew up on the mean streets of New York City in the 1970s. From gang fights to drug addiction, foster homes to lockups—he’s lived it all. But shifting the way he thought about food is the one decision he credits with saving his life.

Today at age fifty-four, he’s completing triathalons, keeping up with guys half his age, and still rocking with his band on world tours. In...

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Overview

Think eating meat makes you macho? Think again.

Punk rock icon John Joseph grew up on the mean streets of New York City in the 1970s. From gang fights to drug addiction, foster homes to lockups—he’s lived it all. But shifting the way he thought about food is the one decision he credits with saving his life.

Today at age fifty-four, he’s completing triathalons, keeping up with guys half his age, and still rocking with his band on world tours. In Meat Is for Pussies, he offers a no-holds-barred guide to plant-based living for every dude out there who thinks grilling burgers, going out for a steak, or sitting down with a bucket of wings is a “guy thing.”

Joseph presents a throw-down of information, offering both personal and scientific evidence that a plant-based diet offers the best path to athleticism, strength, sexual stamina, and health. In addition to smashing the myths surrounding meat, Joseph offers a meal plan, recipes, and a workout regimen that make it easy to go plant-based and get a ripped body.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/19/2014
“Who propagated this bullshit that meat makes you macho?” Joseph (The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon) asks in the introduction to his chest-beating, profanity-laced argument for a vegan diet. Frontman for the punk band the Cro-Mags and a veteran Ironman competitor, Joseph walks the walk and offers a sustained argument, citing multiple studies to back up his claims. Readers may recognize familiar villains such as Monsanto, genetically modified foods, and fad diets like the Zone (“these douchebags need to stop shitting on complex carbs”) and Nutrisystem, as well as pesticides, hormones, and their alleged connection to obesity and a litany of illnesses. Ironically, Joseph saves his most scathing attack for the book’s appendix, where he takes on the commercial meat and fish industries. He makes a sensible case for a plant- and fruit-based approach to dieting (a word he abhors) coupled with a solid exercise regimen (also included). His chapter of recipes will help devotees on their vegan journey. However, his admonishments that “meat and processed foods will turn you into a feeble pussy” quickly begin to grate and detract from his argument. 8 pages of b&w photos. Agent: Daniel Kirschen, ICM. (July)
Mac Danzig
“Smashing mainstream stereotypes and preconceived notions about the way vegetarians live their lives, John Joseph tells his story with true NYC grit and doesn’t pull any punches.”
Rip Esselstyn
“John Joseph has more energy than a Tasmanian Devil, is more charismatic than Regis, and has led more lives than an alley cat.”
Brendan Brazier
“In language that cannot be misunderstood, John has written the quintessential pussy-transformation guide.”
Jake Shields
“John’s book proves you don’t need meat to be strong, kick ass and be athletically competitive.”
Morgan Spurlock
Meat is for Pussies is a book for real men ... the kind who are made of real meat!”
Robert Ostfeld
“When we are born, our bodies are turbo engines. After years of eating junk food and animal products, we turn our bodies into clunkers. John Joseph’s raw honesty drives that point home to perfection. And his advice works: The benefits of a plant based diet can be profound. ”
Brian Wendel
“The plant-based movement is exploding thanks to people like John Joseph, who has never worn a pair of Birkenstocks. John has long shown how there’s nothing tough, manly, or rebellious about willfully participating in an animal-based, junk-food, big pharma system...”
James Wilks
“Think meat makes you strong and tough? Think again! This book blows away the myths and tells it like it is. Current meat-heavy diet fads, especially the Paleo diet, are based on pure fantasy, backed by years of lies and misinformation. Want the truth? Read this book now!”
Chef Tal Ronen
“John destroys the stereotype of a ‘wimpy vegetarian’ and shows that anyone can live a cruelty-free life.”
Moby
“I’m really glad that John Joseph is finally showing that vegans are some of the strongest, healthiest, and toughest people on the planet.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062320322
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/8/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 92,270
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Joseph is the front man for the legendary punk band the Cro-Mags and the author of the self-published memoir The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon. He is an Ironman triathlete and has been strictly plant-based for thirty-three years and counting. He lives in New York City.

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