Filed under: Barrels of Fun, Books, My Experience with Existence | Tags: Bob Torres and Jenna Torres, Vegan Freak, veganism
Recently, time has been crawling closer and closer to when I planned to go vegan. I had decided that I either had to be eighteen or in college. Since college comes first, my initial effort is about a week away. I’m anxious, though. I can’t wait to have the freedom to eat whatever I want, and yet I feel completely unprepared. I know what I can’t eat. I think the issue is more what I can eat when I’m vegan.
Well, I recently remembered about this gift certificate to the independent bookstore downtown which I’d received as a graduation present from neighbours. Today, I hit up the shop and browsed titles before I made my decision. I initially planned on investing in some hardcore Vonnegut or maybe Palahniuk or something, but I normally gravitate to the pop culture section of the store, and you can find Palahniuk and Vonnegut at the library. This time, I wanted to check out everything to make a wise investment, and I came across a whole section on vegan literature that I had somehow overlooked before!
I went back and forth from book to book–I wanted this one, and then I thought that this one might be a better investment, and then I considered that I don’t generally use cookbooks, even ones for lazy people, so I wanted some hard literature. I eventually came across one titled Vegan Freak. The testimony on the back claims that I will find:
-how to easily go vegan in three weeks or less
-the arguments for ethical veganism
-how to get along with family, friends, and others, including other vegetarians
-tons of practical tips for traveling, shopping, and living as a vegan
-tips for surviving the grocery store, restaurants, and dinners with omnivores
-how to respond when people ask you if you “like, live on apples and twigs”
And as if that’s not enough, the authors aren’t afraid to drop the f-bomb AND they listened to fantastic music while writing (see: Death Cab and the Arcade Fire).
Just thought I’d share.
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