In ever-increasing numbers, people around the world are opting for a vegan lifestyle (eating a plant-based diet and eschewing animal products such as leather), and those who do report feeling happy and healthier, with boundless energy and glowing skin among the benefits. But what happens when their love interest unapologetically orders a steak on a date?
Vegan Love offers guidance on how to spread vegan love and bring compassion for all beings into one’s romantic life. Going cruelty-free need not mean alienating potential partners or long-term lovers. Author Maya Gottfried shares her experiences of going vegan and playing the vegan dating game, as well as insights by notable vegan women, both straight and LGBT, from various walks of life, including Jane Velez-Mitchell of JaneUnchained.com; Marisa Miller Wolfson of the film Vegucated; Jasmin Singer, author of Always Too Much and Never Enough; and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau of the Food for Thought podcast.
Vegan Love also features a wealth of fun, practical advice about vegan makeup, vegan clothes, and vegan weddings, with a detailed resource guide.
About the Author
Maya Gottfried has written various essays, blogs, and articles that have appeared in outlets ranging from VegNews to Lilith Magazine. Her essay “Untitled,” published in the anthology Half / Life: Jewish Tales from Interfaith Homes, was consistently picked as a favorite of the collection by reviewers. The New York Observer wrote, “I can’t wait to see what [Maya Gottfried] writes next for adults. Because everything she had said was real, precise and full of meaning.”
“Whether it’s advice, great food, or a fashion find, Maya Gottfried is the friend who’s always there for you with compassion and a new way of looking at something. You’ll be hard-pressed to read this book and not feel like Maya has done you a solid.” —Tracey Stewart, author of Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better
“Practical, probing, and poignant, Maya Gottfried’s latest book is a gift to all women who are embracing the vegan lifestyle. Filled with insight, guidance, and resources, this is a go-to book that sheds light on love and the vegan path. A wonderful contribution and a great read. Hats off to Maya!” —Amy Hatkoff, author of The Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Capacities
“Vegan Love is one of the most informative and knowledgeable books written on the subject of not only being vegan, but how to live vegan. It is a true celebration of all life―respectful on every level. Full of fun and joy.” ―James Van Praagh, #1 New York Times bestselling author and spiritual teacher
“. . . we ate up the book’s whimsical illustrations, first-date stories, internet-dating snafus, and helpful tips on cohabiting with significant others of all dietary persuasions.” ―VegNews
“Vegan Love is a thoughtful, practical, timely guide to help vegans navigate the challenging terrain of finding rewarding relationships in a not-yet vegan world.” —Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows
“Maya Gottfried’s delightful book Vegan Love offers great support for those seeking help in navigating romantic relationships while maintaining a cruelty-free lifestyle. Maya reveals that by staying true to our love for animals, we often inspire those around us to live more compassionately. Fun, honest, and informative, Vegan Love shows that our authenticity benefits both the animals and our relationships.” —Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
“Adopting a vegan lifestyle can cause tension with friends and relatives. This is especially true in love relationships. Vegans and those considering veganism will find support and answers to their questions in Maya Gottfried’s book.” —Élise Desaulniers, author of Cash Cow: Ten Myths about the Dairy Industry
“Be gone vegan myths! Author Maya Gottfried shows us just how easy it is to integrate veganism into our everyday lives. Vegan Love offers great advice for new vegans and those new to the dating scene, too. A very powerful book.” —Stacey Wolf James, author of the wedding planning guide Never Throw Rice at a Pisces
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