Books: Putting It All Together
First published in 2001, The Food Revolution is still one of the most frequently cited and talked about books of the food-politics revolution. It was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet. The book garnered endorsements by everyone from Paul Hawken to Neal Donald Walsch, Marianne Williamson to Julia Butterfly Hill. After ten years in print, The Food Revolution is timelier than ever — and a very compelling read. The 10th anniversary edition has an updated, new contemporary look and a new introduction by the author.
A new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. Considered one of the most influential books of the 20th century, Diet for a New America has inspired millions of people to look at their food and life choices in new ways. It is a startling examination of the food we currently buy and eat in the United States, and the astounding moral, economic, and emotional price we pay for it. Diet for a New America is often considered the single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published. Evocatively and entertainingly written, it is a can’t put down book guaranteed to amaze, infuriate, but ultimately educate and empower the reader.
No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution, by John Robbins
Internationally known bestselling author John Robbins collects his recent Huffington Post observations along with never before published material for the first time. He shares his dispatches from the frontlines of the food revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed lots and slaughterhouses, to the rise of food contamination, the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, what he calls the sham of “Vitamin Water,” and the effects of hormones on animals and animal products. Robbin’s trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships between animals and the humans who raise them remind us of the importance of working for a more compassionate and environmentally responsible world. “Do yourself a favor and read this book!” ─Kathy Freston, author of the NYT bestselling Quantum Wellness and Veganist
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet, by Alicia Silverstone
Actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese—the very foods we’ve been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition—are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our environment.
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth From the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat, by Howard F. Lyman, with Glen Merzer
For a sobering yet hilarious account of the real world of ranching written by a former cattle rancher, read this un-put-downable account from a man who went from raising cattle and ruining his land with “modern” methods, to being a farmers’ lobbyist who helped pass the organic labeling law, to being a vegan activist. With Howard as your knowledgeable and witty guide, you enter the worlds of ranching, personal epiphany, high-stakes politics, and reclaiming our health.
Hollywood celebrities are doing it. Corporate moguls are doing it. But what about those of us living in the real world—and on a real budget? Author and holistic health practitioner Victoria Moran started eating only plants nearly thirty years ago, raised her daughter, Adair, vegan from birth, and maintains a sixty-pound weight loss. In Main Street Vegan, Moran offers a complete guide to making this dietary and lifestyle shift with an emphasis on practical “baby steps,” proving that you don’t have to have a personal chef or lifestyle coach on speed dial to experience the physical and spiritual benefits of being a vegan. This book provides practical advice and inspiration for everyone—from Main Street to Wall Street, and everywhere between.
No More Bull!: The Mad Cowboy Targets America’s Worst Enemy: Our Diet, by Howard F. Lyman With Glen Merzer & Joanna Samorow-Merzer
Former cattle rancher Howard Lyman uses his humor, compassion, firsthand experience in agriculture, and command of the facts of health to argue that we might all profit by transforming our diets. He makes a case that Alzheimer’s is yet another disease linked to eating meat. Its pure, unvarnished truth is told with down-home common sense.
Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls who want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as, “Soda is liquid Satan” and “You are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin,” it’s a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant. Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations. Behind all the attitude, however, there’s solid guidance. Skinny Bitch espouses a healthful lifestyle that promotes whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and encourages women to get excited about feeling “clean and pure and energized.”