Even Vegans Die helps vegans to make the best decisions regarding their own health. Addressing issues like disease shaming and body shaming, this book presents a manifesto for a more effective vegan community.
This book celebrates the benefits of a plant-based diet while acknowledging that even vegans can get sick.
You’ll learn how to:
Make the health care decisions that are right for you
Ensure your efforts to help animals will not end after you die
Provide compassionate care for yourself and for others in the face of serious illness
The book offers practical, thoughtful, and sensitive advice on creating a will, mourning, and caregiving.
Without shying away from the reality of death, Even Vegans Die offers a message that remains uplifting and hopeful for all animal advocates. And all those who care about them.
About the Authors
Carol J. Adams, MDiv, is the author of the pioneering The Sexual Politics of Meat, called a “vegan bible” by The New York Times, plus more than twenty other books.
Patti Breitman is the director of the Marin Vegetarian Education Group, and a co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals. She is the co-author of How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty, and How to Eat Like a Vegetarian Even If You Never Want to Be One. Patti is on the advisory councils of the Animals & Society Institute and Jewish Veg.
Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, is co-author of Vegan for Life and Vegan for Her and of the first textbook on vegetarian nutrition for medical professionals. Ginny serves on the board of directors of Vegfund and on advisory boards of One Step for Animals, Veg Youth, and the Vegetarian Resource Group.
“At sanctuaries, we know better than anybody that everybody dies. We also know that people are most likely to hurt themselves or others when they mistake themselves for superheroes. Even Vegans Die offers a refreshing and essential antidote to all-too-human delusions of invincibility, while also arguing (accurately) that the vegan and animal advocacy movements will become more effective by embracing diversity, including diversity of body size and health experience. As a bonus, the book offers practical advice alongside astute analyses.” – Pattrice Jones, author, and co-founder of VINE Sanctuary
“The benefits of a plant-based diet and a healthy lifestyle are underutilized and underappreciated, yet concurrently to some, they represent a moral high ground as an impenetrable shield defying risk, chance, and even death. To be sick or overweight or in any way unrepresentative of an ideal body is deemed unclean and immoral, and the fault always lies on the individual. But the research that outlines the benefits of a vegan diet also shows us that disease and death are a part of our lives beyond diet and lifestyle. A range of body types has always existed and will continue to live, and to expect otherwise is detrimental to our collective health. Even Vegans Die here to remind us that snake oil is not vegan, and to do the best, we have to accept this reality and act accordingly.” – Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RD, co-author, No Meat Athlete and Appetite for Reduction
“Why is a title as obviously true as Even Vegans Die so provocative? This much-needed book from some of the vegan movement s most compelling thinkers not only provides insights into this question but also offers a wide range of practical advice on how to better care for ourselves and our community and why it’s critically important to do so. Eschewing perfectionism, denial, and blame, the authors present a care-centered lifestyle and effective activism model based on discerning realism and profound inclusivity. The result is an empowering set of theories and recommendations that embolden people of conscience to create more deliberate lives and more enduring legacies.” – Dawn Moncrief, Founding Director, A Well-Fed World
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