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I am a rather 'fresh' vegan (only a few months) so I am reading up on the cause as best I can. I also think it is important for when people ask me questions that I can answer accurately.<br><br>
So far I have read/about to read:<br>
- The China Study<br>
- Eating Animals<br>
- Diet for the New America<br>
- The Food Revolution<br><br>
I am really interested in knowing about each aspect : environment, animal rights, health etc.<br><br>
So anyone have great books to recommend?
 

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My top recommendation is Carol Adam's <i>The Sexual Politics of Meat</i>. It's really more of a framework than something that will answer specific questions. It's not gonna click with everyone, but it was probably the strongest single influence to the way I approach the issues.
 

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that one looks very interesting.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dave in MPLS</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2877151"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My top recommendation is Carol Adam's <i>The Sexual Politics of Meat</i>. It's really more of a framework than something that will answer specific questions. It's not gonna click with everyone, but it was probably the strongest single influence to the way I approach the issues.</div>
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I'm currently part way through that (got busy with school stuff and stopped reading it but I intend to finish at some point) and I second that suggestion.
 

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It depends.<br><br>
I mean, you're already a veg*n so recommending a book that's designed to make a person aware of how awesome being a veg*n is would be a bit redundant, wouldn't it? I actually don't read that many veg*n books because...well, I'm a veg*n. Have been for years. What would be the point? I'm already convinced. There's really no point. If I were gonna recommend a book for someone who's veg*n it would be a more nutritionally inclined or activism inclined..because I'm of this quaint belief that 1 - veg*ns should eat foods that are good for us and not fall prey to pseudo-science and outdated advice that preaches lies like "vegans don't need B12". That doesn't help us or the animals. And 2 - I'm also of the opinion that my veg*nism isn't just about me and that if you're veg*n for any reason that's not selfish, it's probably a good idea to get involved with some advocacy on at least a small scale at some point. Otherwise if you complain about living in an omni world, you'll make people roll their eyes at you because you'll be like a person who gripes about political issues but doesn't vote.<br><br>
What were we talking about anyway?<br><br>
Books? Yes. Books are good. Read books. Lots of books. Good books. Not just veg*n books. That's cliche'. Read the classics. I'd recommend Steinbeck. That man knew how to do plot development and characterizations. Okay. Rambling now. K bye.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2877275"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It depends.<br><br>
I mean, you're already a veg*n so recommending a book that's designed to make a person aware of how awesome being a veg*n is would be a bit redundant, wouldn't it? I actually don't read that many veg*n books because...well, I'm a veg*n. Have been for years. What would be the point? I'm already convinced. There's really no point. If I were gonna recommend a book for someone who's veg*n it would be a more nutritionally inclined or activism inclined..because I'm of this quaint belief that 1 - veg*ns should eat foods that are good for us and not fall prey to pseudo-science and outdated advice that preaches lies like "vegans don't need B12". That doesn't help us or the animals. And 2 - I'm also of the opinion that my veg*nism isn't just about me and that if you're veg*n for any reason that's not selfish, it's probably a good idea to get involved with some advocacy on at least a small scale at some point. Otherwise if you complain about living in an omni world, you'll make people roll their eyes at you because you'll be like a person who gripes about political issues but doesn't vote.<br><br>
What were we talking about anyway?<br><br>
Books? Yes. Books are good. Read books. Lots of books. Good books. Not just veg*n books. That's cliche'. Read the classics. I'd recommend Steinbeck. That man knew how to do plot development and characterizations. Okay. Rambling now. K bye.</div>
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Did you even read the OP? She's trying to educate herself about the cause. That's a good thing. That way she can fend for herself when omnis ask silly questions.<br><br>
Really, the preachy, condescending, holier-than-thou content and tone of your posts never ceases to amuse me.<br><br>
ANYWAY..book suggestions!<br><br>
Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World<br><br>
And here is a link with a whole mess of them:<br><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/vegan" target="_blank">http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/vegan</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2877631"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Did you even read the OP? She's trying to educate herself about the cause. That's a good thing. That way she can fend for herself when omnis ask silly questions.<br><br>
Really, the preachy, condescending, holier-than-thou content and tone of your posts never ceases to amuse me.<br><br>
ANYWAY..book suggestions!<br><br>
Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World<br><br>
And here is a link with a whole mess of them:<br><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/vegan" target="_blank">http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/vegan</a></div>
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Wow, that's an amazing list!<br><br>
I'm reading and quite enjoying this one at the moment, it has a lot of good tips. Some are relevant to me and some aren't but it's all good to know: <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1677662.Striking_at_the_Roots" target="_blank">Striking At The Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism</a>
 

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Wow, that's an amazing list!<br><br>
I'm reading and quite enjoying this one at the moment, it has a lot of good tips. Some are relevant to me and some aren't but it's all good to know: <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1677662.Striking_at_the_Roots" target="_blank">Striking At The Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism</a></div>
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Ohhh, I want to read that one. I keep seeing it at my local vegan store, but I never buy it. Next time.
 

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thanks a lot guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I will get to reading some then!<br><br>
Indeed I want to know the most I can about the cause so I can feel like I am doing it justice when people ask me questions and show interest.
 

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I liked the first edition of Vegan Freak, but don't like the current (2nd) edition, it's totally different than the first one and much preachier (unfortunately.)<br><br>
Definitely read Becoming Vegan for nutritional info.
 

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Here's a list of ones I've read. Some of them are about activism but even if you are not an activist (or advocate as some prefer it) it's good to be informed so you can answer questions about that too from people.<br><br>
Food Revolution by John Robbins<br>
Speciesism by Joan Dunayer<br>
Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J Adams<br>
Animal Liberation by Peter Singer<br>
Dominion by Matthew Scully<br>
Green is the New Red by Will Potter<br>
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell (you listed this already though)<br>
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn<br>
Muzzling a Movement by Dara Lovitz<br>
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy<br>
Terrorists or Freedom Fighters by Anthony J Nocella and Steve Best<br>
Specious Science by Jean Swingle Greek and C. Ray Greek<br>
Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman<br><br>
I have not read Animal Factory by David Kirby but I've been told it's really good from an environmental perspective.
 

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I liked the first edition of Vegan Freak, but don't like the current (2nd) edition, it's totally different than the first one and much preachier (unfortunately.)<br></div>
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Same here.
 
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