Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-vegan World

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Tofu Hound Press, 2005 - Cooking - 175 pages
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Curious about veganism? Want to be a vegan? Already a vegan? Just wondering how to be vegan without going insane? In this informative and practical guide on veganism, team Torres helps you love your inner vegan freak. Loaded with tips, advice, stories, and comprehensive lists of resources that no vegan should live without, this book is key to helping you thrive as a happy, healthy, and sane vegan in a decidedly non-vegan world. Witty, opinionated, and eminently useful.
 

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User Review  - kpolhuis - LibraryThing

A fabulous resource for vegans who are tired of being made to feel 'the freak'. Why not stand up and be proud instead? And thats what this books helps you to do, stand up and be vegan freaky! Lots ... Read full review

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User Review  - bryelle - Overstock.com

If you are on the fence about going Vegan this is a wonderful book. If you have ever told anyone you are a vegetarian or thinking about being vegan people will look at you like you are insane!! This book gives you so many tools to become vegan and stay vegan!! Read full review

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Contents

vegan and freaky
1
The Health Nut and the Hippie
5
The Cold Tofu Approach
6
How We Went Vegan
7
Pathways to Veganism
17
Perfection and the Vegan Police
19
Veganism Can Change Your Life
25
in which we get all AR on you
29
what DO vegans eat anyway?
99
What is Vegan?
100
But Beer is Vegan Right?
102
Whats for Dinner?
104
Surviving the Grocery Store
109
Surviving the Restaurant
114
Vegan Travel
117
Is Your Dog a Vegan?
123

Simon the Sadist
33
Speciesism
36
Speciesism and Capitalism
40
Truth and Fiction
49
Vegan Health
51
Fighting Animal Exploitation
57
hell is other people
61
Repression
63
Family or Am I really related to these people?
70
Friends
76
Does Somebody Have a Case of the Mondays?
81
Dealing with Vegetarians
86
Vegan? Vegetarian? Does it Matter?
92
And Finally
126
fur is dead and leather too and wool
127
But What Do I Do With the Old Leather?
129
Pleather is Punk
130
Vegan Cosmetics and Toiletries
133
Dont Read This Section if Youre Under 18
137
go vegan stay vegan
143
25 things you can do to get involved
151
resources
155
Vegan Food
160
Books
162
index
171
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About the author (2005)

A recovering academic, BOB TORRES holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Author of Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights (AK Press, 2007), Bob's writings have also appeared in Critical Sociology, the Journal of Latinos and Education, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, and Satya magazine. Co-host of Vegan Freak Radio, Bob has been quoted extensively in media pieces on veganism and animal rights. He maintains a web presence at www.bobtorres.net. JENNA TORRES has a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Plant Science from Penn State University, and received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in Spanish linguistics. She currently works at a small liberal arts university in upstate New York. She is the co-host of Vegan Freak Radio, a podcast about life as a vegan in a very non-vegan world. She has also been on Animal Voices Radio (CUIT Toronto) and been quoted in Newsweek, Metro newspaper, Veg News, and the book Vegetarians and Vegans in the World Today. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, playing video games, and spending quality time with Bob and with her dogs and cat.

Jenna Torres has a BA in Spanish and a BS in Plant Science from Penn State University, and received her PhD from Cornell University in Spanish linguistics. She currently works at a small liberal arts university in upstate New York. She is the co-host of Vegan Freak Radio, a podcast about life as a vegan in a very non-vegan world. She has also been on Animal Voices Radio (CUIT Toronto) and been quoted in "Newsweek", "Metro" newspaper, "Veg News", and the book "Vegetarians and Vegans in the World Today". In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, playing video games, and spending quality time with Bob and with her dogs and cat.A

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