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#1 Old 01-27-2009, 03:46 PM
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I just got this book at the used bookstore and haven't started reading it yet. Anyone read it? Thoughts?
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#2 Old 01-27-2009, 03:55 PM
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Yes, I read and liked it.

Several years ago....
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#3 Old 01-27-2009, 03:58 PM
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Yeah I read it right after I went veg (about 2 years ago) so I don't remember a lot about it. I had also already read some other books (along the same lines) so I'm not sure how much I gleaned from it.



Different point of view though and that's always interesting.
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#4 Old 01-27-2009, 04:17 PM
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I havent read it, but it appears the large amount of reviews on amazon love it. I am pretty burned out on the "hidden truth behind the meat industry" books, atm though.
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Yes, I have that book but it was a few years ago that I read it.
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Yes I have. I've read a lot of books about the meat industry/veg*nism/etc., but I did feel that this one offered a new and interesting perspective. It was worth the read, particularly as it's not very long.
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Yes, I read it. Just before going vegan. I guess it was the catalyst for me to go vegan. I haven't read it since, so I don't know how much I'd like it now.

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#8 Old 01-27-2009, 10:02 PM
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Yes, actually, I met Howard Lyman at the last veg fest I went to, and got a signed copy. He is a really nice friendly guy! I didn't even know who he was, he just said hello and started chatting.



I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, since I don't need any more convincing, but it was a good, entertaining read, informative, but not heavy on the really horrible aspects of the meat industry. I was afraid I would get depressed and cry, but it actually made me laugh. He's got a good dry sense of humor, and is very down to earth.

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Yes, actually, I met Howard Lyman at the last veg fest I went to, and got a signed copy. He is a really nice friendly guy! I didn't even know who he was, he just said hello and started chatting.



I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, since I don't need any more convincing, but it was a good, entertaining read, informative, but not heavy on the really horrible aspects of the meat industry. I was afraid I would get depressed and cry, but it actually made me laugh. He's got a good dry sense of humor, and is very down to earth.



Me too! He gave a lecture at a local library so I bought his book and he signed it. The lecture was very informative as I had only been vegetarian for about a year (and was eating fish, duh). From the time I stepped foot out of that library, I gave up dairy/eggs (and the fish!). I admit I didn't read the book from cover to cover but I did skim through it. Howard's lecture pretty much covered everything that was in the book. I'd say go for it and give it a read.
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I did a search on Howard Lyman and realized I had heard his story on the Peaceable Kingdom documentary, I knew there was something familar there. His story gave the video alot of strength, I liked it.
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Yes, actually, I met Howard Lyman at the last veg fest I went to, and got a signed copy. He is a really nice friendly guy! I didn't even know who he was, he just said hello and started chatting.



I haven't read it but I came to post the same thing. I met him once and he seemed like a really nice guy. I was really impressed.

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