Even Vegans Die Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

“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

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