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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Overview

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.

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:
1,021,195
File size:
95 KB

Meet the Author

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has dedicated her life to empowering people to make informed food choices, to debunking myths about veganism, to being a voice for animals, and to giving people the tools and resources they need to live according to their own values of compassion and wellness. Using her unique blend of passion, humor, and common sense, Colleen adeptly addresses the ethical, social, and practical aspects of a compassionate lifestyle.

A powerful writer, talented chef, and exhilarating speaker, she is the author of five books, including the award-winning The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan�s Daily Companion, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. With a command of traditional and new media, Colleen is the creator of the popular online multimedia program, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge; the host and producer of the life-changing podcast Vegetarian Food for Thought; and she delivers inspiring lectures around the country. She has appeared on the Food Network and PBS and is a contributor to National Public Radio.

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On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life (The Joyful Vegan Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau offers great insight and detailed information to present consumers with all of the facts, so that they can be informed and conscious of what they buy and put into their mouths. This is a great book for vegans, people who are thinking about becoming vegan, and skeptics alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great essays on what it means to be vegan and how intention is more important than perfection. My only issue is with several grammatical errors in this edition which took away my focus, otherwise, this is a great read.
Control More than 1 year ago
With "On Being Vegan" Colleen Patrick-Goudreau takes the mystery out of veganism and answers the common questions regarding the what, why, and how for being vegan. Approachable and easy to understand, as always with her work, she holds your hand taking you through her own journey and provides the information needed to help you on your own path. With communication skills second to none, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the perfect resource no matter where you are in your own life. Whether newly transitioning or an experienced vegan looking to hone the effectiveness of your own communication, "On Being Vegan" is an invaluable source of information.