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"This is a quick read book, written by two talented journalists, is rich in the history of vegetarianism in America and tells of the amazing differences and preferences of vegetarians and vegans. The wonderful research done by the authors provides a valuable view of the vegetarian community as a whole, and provides some logical reasons why making healthy choices can be so important."
Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites
"[A] great read giving America insight into an ancient diet with modern relevance."
Easton's Public Library eNewsletter
"Continuing from their previous book on the history of vegetarianism, the Iacobbos delve into the practice's current incarnations, examining the food industry, health studies about the benefits of vegetarianism and veganism, the popularity of vegetarianism, and the backlash against it. They highlight the work of vegetarian advocates and include projections for the future from vegetarians, environmentalists, lawyers, nutritionists, economists and animal rights experts."
SciTech Book News
"Karen Iacobbo (Johnson & Wales Univ., RI) and journalist Michael Iacobbo have prepared a polemic promoting vegetarian/vegan subcultures, lifestyles, and philosophy, primarily through their many informants. They discuss motivation for and benefits of becoming vegetarian/vegan, tenets of vegetarian/vegan philosophy, characteristics of the subculture, and future problems, noting relevant books, films, and Web sites….General readers."
"American vegetarianism has existed for more than 200 years and authors Karen and Michael Iacobbo weave its history with touching and terrifying testimonials that explain how people from all walks of life went veg. Shattering stereotypes, this book spotlights the various subcultures within the movement, from crunchy hippies to hardcore punks, pro-life compassionate conservatives to retired professionals….[t]his is a great book to give to a skeptical meat-eater or a new vegetarian or vegan who feels alone."