On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

On Being Vegan: Reflections on a Compassionate Life

By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

  • Release Date: 2013-02-25
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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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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  • A must read!!

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    By Patty H.
    I love this book! Ms. Patrick-Goudreau is a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of veganism, animal-rights, and living a fulfilling compassionate life. Her command of the subject matter is exceptional, and this book is very well written. I learned many things reading the book, and it reinforced the things I was familiar with. She has such a deep and thorough understanding of human nature, animals, factory farming, health, environment, cooking, and living a full and rewarding life, and it all shines through in her writing. Whether you are a long-time vegan, newly vegan, veg-curios, or want to know the truth about the farmed animal industry and your food, this book is a must read. I highly recommend it for everyone. It's an important book, and I am so happy that she is writing this series of books. I envision the series as being an incredible learning tool, from a true vegan educator. I found myself highlighting so many passages, and practically the entire seventh chapter! Another engaging book, by this very intelligent, well-spoken, excellent writer. It is no wonder why each of her books are among my favorites. On Being Vegan is a thorough education on veganism. It read quickly and left me greatly anticipating the next book in the series. I can't wait to read, and have them all, and give them as gifts. You'll be happy you read this book!

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