Mariann and I are excited to be interviewed in the new paperback book, Vegans Are Cool, compiled by the passionate vegan advocate Kathy Divine — an Australian powerhouse who is responsible for the blog of the same name. The book version of Vegans Are Cool is, according to Kathy, a “collaborative project that showcases the knowledge, creativity and heart of individuals from a diversity of races, cultures and backgrounds who share one thing in common: they are all living the healthy, environmentally friendly vegan lifestyle.” It is full of interviews, essays, and recipes, and beyond that, the book thoroughly (yet accessibly) covers the main reasons for adopting a cruelty-free lifestyle: the environment, our own health, and — most importantly — the animals. You can buy the physical book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. But thanks to Kathy Divine’s generosity and eagerness to spread the vegan message, you can also read the e-book for free (it’s a pdf file).
In addition to interviews with us, you’ll find interviews with Brazil-based designer Julia Harger, Australian entertainer Renata Halpin (who is “Teaching Kids to Go Green, the Musical Way“), as well as vegan activists from countries including Iran, South Africa, and Mongolia. There are also eye-opening articles written by movers and shakers from around the globe, including activist Leigh-Chantelle (who was on our podcast), dietician Amanda Benham, and environmentalists Gerard Wederburn-Bisshop and Lefkothea Pavlidis.
Though we’re clearly huge fans of using the internet to influence others to adopt a vegan diet and, what’s more, get involved with changing the world for animals, there is sometimes nothing more powerful than reading a real, live book. Plus, whip out a copy of Vegans Are Cool the next time you’re settling in for a soy latte at your favorite café, and you can bet people will take notice — especially once they see the sexy cover models, Noel Polanco (of “Noel Vegan Fitness Star“), along with the ridiculously cute pup, Bianquita.
Though I knew this before getting the book, it is clearer than ever before that vegans are, indeed, cool.
Photo at top of blog: Courtesy of Neil (photo called “Pig at sanctuary”), uploaded from Vegan Stock Photo.