On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life

On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life

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by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
     
 

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Although the word �vegan� has gained traction in the public consciousness in recent years, misunderstandings and misconceptions still prevail about what �vegan� means. �On Being Vegan" sets out to dispel these myths and demystify what it means to simply live according to the values of compassion, kindness, and wellness we already possess.

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Although the word �vegan� has gained traction in the public consciousness in recent years, misunderstandings and misconceptions still prevail about what �vegan� means. �On Being Vegan" sets out to dispel these myths and demystify what it means to simply live according to the values of compassion, kindness, and wellness we already possess.

Born out of Patrick-Goudreau�s life-changing talks and podcast episodes, these thoughtfully crafted essays reflect her unique blend of passion, humor, and common sense and get to the heart of what it means to be vegan.

*Chapter 1 is the author�s own personal story from compassionate child to desensitized adult.

*Chapter 2, �Defining Vegan,� comprises the origins of the word �vegan,� its definition, and its meaning.

*Chapter 3 offers a brief history of 2,500 years of ethical veganism.

*Chapter 4, �Why Vegan?� provides an overview of some of the most compelling reasons people leave animal products off their plates.

*Chapter 5 offers a response to some of the romanticized excuses we make for eating and using animals.

*Chapter 6 offers insight into the ethical considerations around eating chickens� eggs.

*In Chapter 7 answers questions about �humane� milk.

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Editorial Reviews

author of Just Food - James McWilliams
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a visionary. She translates vegan ideals into accessible prose and practice more effectively than anyone I know. Relentlessly positive, her message intuitively appeals to vegans, almost-vegans, and no-way-I'd-ever-be vegans alike, which is to say: all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016211169
Publisher:
Montali Press
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Series:
The Joyful Vegan Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
531,382
File size:
0 MB

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