The rise of the vegan lifestyle has led to many how-to books coming out on the market. But Yes Ve-gan! is one of the best. This book breaks down all the reasons for following a plant-based lifestyle including:
- Animals (of course!)
- The planet
- Your health
- You’ll look better!
The book covers everything including the philosophy and your health, and ends with a simple 4-week plan. And Selene covers the issues that many vegans have to face, simply for wanting to live a life that is peaceful to all animals. This is an intelligently-written book, to really make you look at issues from outside the box.
The worldwide rise of veganism has attracted much criticism and abuse, which can be difficult and uncomfortable to be on the receiving end of. Packed with facts, figures, argument and ethics, Yes Ve-gan! is an invaluable primer for all vegans, wanting to effectively counter aggressive argument and ill-informed claims. Waterstones
About the Author
Selene Nelson is an exciting new voice in the vegan lifestyle movement. An experienced journalist and writer, she runs a super little website where you can find many of her writings (she studied English Literature and has written for the BBC).
Selene was recently in the news, after a food magazine editor sent an email, joking about ‘killing off vegans’. After her response got him fired, the Daily Mail asked their readers to ‘stand up to vegan terrorists!’ To her credit, Selene’s response was so peaceful that he has since apologised, and now acknowledges that society needs to eat less meat. She has also asked publicly why some TV presenters are so furious about the launch of a vegan sausage roll? She asks ‘what is it about the vegan movement that makes people so cross?’
It is reminding us of the famous words of Ghandhi: ‘first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win’. Are we really at stage 3, is this the reason why? If you are a bit of a reader and philosopher and want a good wordy book to take in all the arguments to understand them both for yourself (and to relate to others), put this on your birthday book list!
As long as you arm yourself with some key facts and remain calm, there really is nothing to worry about – even if you’re someone who hates conflict. After this book, not only will you be able to answer each and every question posed to you, but you can then follow-up with a few insightful questions of your own, that will get the other person thinking. Selene