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Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World [Kindle Edition]

Bob Torres , Jenna Torres
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"Going vegan is the single most important thing you can do to live nonviolence and the abolition of animal exploitation in your everyday life. In this down-to-earth and entertaining guide, Bob and Jenna Torres not only convince you that you have to go vegan today, they also give you what you need to live as a healthy and happy vegan for the rest of your life." --Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University

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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, two seasoned vegans help 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. In this sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes serious guide that's not afraid to tell it like it is, new, long-time, and potential vegans will find: -how to go vegan in 3 weeks or less using the "cold tofu" program; -the arguments for ethical veganism; -how to get along with friends, family, and others, including other vegetarians; -tons of useful and practical 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."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 263 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tofu Hound Press (3 Dec 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977080412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977080410
  • ASIN: B0010KRPW0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #159,427 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential read for fence-sitters! 5 Mar 2007
Format:Paperback
Straight-forward, plain talking, with plenty of practical advice, this book is a must-read for anyone thinking of going vegan, or newly vegan. It really helped me clarify my own thinking, and gave me useful strategies to deal with the daily practicalities of being vegan in a largely carnivorous world. Although many of the specific products mentioned are for the American market,the advice is invaluable, and the extensive referencing gives plenty of scope for further, more detailed personal research.

As a new vegan, I would have been lost without this book, but it has consolidated my resolve, and my belief that my choice has been the right one for me. I would also recommend this book if someone you know has just gone vegan, and you want to understand why.

Tofu power!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, informative and fun. 5 Nov 2007
By Toni
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a wonderful guide for new Vegans, or soon to be Vegans, but I also think it would be great for long time Vegans.

It's well written and informative.......although not a book for people wanting information on the actual diet, this deals more with how to BE Vegan.

I loved this book it was great to read and fun. I also now listen to the authors Podcast. There's a link on their website.

Thanks Bob and Jenna for this wonderful book.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-preaching, eye opening and encouraging. 23 Sep 2008
Format:Paperback
Have to be honest, it's rare I'll even bother to write a book review but feel compelled to here. After being a veggie for 20 years, I'm toying with the idea of becoming a vegan. I'm not one for being preached at and most 'activists' irritate me beyond description. Also, I'm not one for overblown American in your face type writing, so I was a little apprehensive about buying this. I needn't have been. It's superb. Honest, humorous, non preachy and debunks many myths including several perpetuated by vegans themselves. The authors include links for further info and resources which adds to the value too. If you're considering becoming a vegan or even just flirting with the idea, buy this book.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good opener 8 May 2007
Format:Paperback
I've been a vegetarian for about 20 years and i have been rethinking the reasons why i became a vegy. As time has gone by i have realised that i am not the 17 year old angry activist willing to burn down the nearest slaughter house anymore. This book has re opened my eyes and re fueled the fire within, i am now going through the 21 days without animal products, and i am finding it suprisingly easy (even with no cheese). The book has an obvious american slant but don't let that put you off. If you are toying with the idea of becoming a vegan or just want to discover how or why, then you could do a lot worse than buying this book.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is easily the best, although shortest, book I have read on vegetarianism (and I'd like to think I've read a lot!!). I was quite unsure about buying it, but I read lots of good reviews and as it turned out I couldn't put it down! On many many occasions I was caught laughing out loud, even to the extent of crying!! These authors are so funny :) . They put into words everything that I have felt, and experienced as a vegetarian and then vegan. It's definately the best way to sum up why anyone would be vegan, and how best to go about it too, I'm currently passing my copy around my friends! There are also loads of websites and recommended reading if you're interested further! A must-have if you're a veggie, vegan or know anyone who is!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was looking for. 6 April 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Having been vegetarian since being 18 I have slowly been moving towards veganism.I bought this book hoping it would help me with the difficulties I was having with vegan stereotypes, problems with eating out & travelling etc.
I was really looking forward to getting it but I didn't find it helped me with any of the problems I was having. In fact it made me feel guilty, inadequate & still confused. It was ranty & used swearing far too often.
I have found a better book to support a vegan transition is
Becoming Vegan: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Plant-based Diet
Also any of Isa Chandra Moskowitz cookbooks which have, not only fantastically wonderful recipes that enable you to eat veganised versions of your favourite foods, but also a great, non aggressive style of promoting veganism in a positive way.
These are the books that I think can help people become healthy & happy vegans rather than Vegan Freak.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Vegan Freak 21 April 2010
Format:Paperback
This book is very American culture focused, which there's nothing wrong with at all, but for someone in the UK like myself, I don't think it's really helpful as our culture is too different. As one small example, we are told in it to check that soya milk cheeses don't contain dairy, as many do, when this isn't the case in the UK. Most of the book is in this vein, and I didn't get most of the cultural references. I can imagine this would be a great guide if you lived in the States though.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Desperately Seeking Soya... 11 May 2010
Format:Paperback
As a newcomer to the vegan world I was looking for practical advice and information about making the transition to veganism. I selected this book because it had mostly good reviews and from the blurb looked as if it would meet my requirements. While there is some interesting information in this book, and while the authors do, in places, give some good advice, I can't help but feel that they need to practice what they preach when it come to being a quietly ethical vegan (rather than ranting at meat and cheese-eaters of the world). We are told a number of times that shouting at people about the terrors of the meat farming industry will likely not have the desired effect, yet the authors do this consistently throughout the book. I couldn't help but feel that they missed the point a little... If you're reading this book, you probably already have one foot on the road to veganism (at least) and so don't need convincing over and over and over again about the evils of consuming meat, fish and dairy.

I also found the book highly repetitive and can't help thinking that if they had made each of their points once, in a clear and concise way then the book would probably have been only about 70 pages long. There are big sections that are duplicated and this made for frustrating reading - and the thought that maybe the authors didn't have all that much to say about veganism after all. I was left a little cold and unenthusiastic about veganism by the end of it, and I don't think the Torres' really do much for the argument that you don't have to be a food nazi to eschew meat, fish and dairy.

I also agree with J. Hobartson - the book is littered with typos and errors and so a thorough proof-reading would not have gone amiss.

There are, however, pockets of sound advice and interesting information in this book, and some good recommendations on where to get further information but overall I was unimpressed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No Nonsense
Good advice to new vegans in a no nonsense way. Specially American in approach but a lot of useful advise for UK vegans as well.
Published 2 months ago by Busy Mum
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book
I've learnt so much reading this wonderful book and would strongly recommend it to anyone! The way it is written is easy to understand, humorous as well as extremely educational,... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and sensible
I've recommended this book several times now. Being a new vegan is similar to 'coming out of the closet' with the reactions you get from your nearest and dearest. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Fizz
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ
For all the vegans in the world, and there are many more of us than you may think, you must read this book. Read more
Published 12 months ago by J. Roy
5.0 out of 5 stars The book that made me vegan
I love this book; it provided me with everything I needed to know when I was curious about veganism. Read more
Published 16 months ago by L. Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok...
It's a an ok book but I don't necessarily agree with it in its entirety. I find the authors a bit too radical for which they make no apology. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kate_bakes
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegan Freak: uncompromising, forthright, essential reading for vegans
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Published on 31 July 2011 by Roland Boland
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't enjoy it.
I bought this book after becoming vegan and wanted to read more about it to help me stay vegan, but I found it too boring, too American and too patronising. Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2011 by Londongirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book buy it now.
It's a great book if your thinking of going vegan. It's got lots of great advice to handle many different situations such as Christmas,eating out or families. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2010 by zoggy
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard work for a veggie
The authors are extreme in their views and offer little room for compromise. Vegetarians (as opposed to vegans) are morally bankrupt and basically no better than meat eaters. Read more
Published on 8 May 2010 by Jack Hobartson
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