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two books and a cd

I've successfully completed over one week of being vegan and I think I'm going to stick with it. I know it's been only a week but it's no where near as hard as I thought it would be and I feel better. I had a hard time finding a vegan book that I didn't have to order (vegetarian books were everywhere but the only vegan books were cookbooks) and I remembered reading a review for a book called Skinny Bitch that was a book on veganism hiding out as a diet book. So I picked it up and WOAH. I just finished it today and it waits until three chapters in to drop the word vegetarian and way past the half way point to admit vegan. By the time I was done reading it if I hadn't already given up meat since the beginning of the year I would have done it right then. There are two chapters that get really in depth on animal cruelty of slaughterhouses and I was getting sick reading about it. I don't want to buy leather anymore kinda sick. Gee, I feel like a douche bag now.

I also finished Into the Wild last week and I suggest it to anyone who wants to gather a different perspective on life. What Chris McCandless did I don't think I could, by any means, but I respect it greatly. Just to have the courage to follow your convictions through says a lot about what kind of person you are. There are things in life I know I hold out on because of what I don't want my family to think about me. Just READ IT.

Pretty. Odd. has been stuck with me for days now. Sooooooooooooo good. I find myself at work humming the songs, and the cd hasn't been out long enough for me to have it stuck like that.


Apr. 4th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie yet, but it is on my computer. I'm still digesting the book. But I heard the movie kinda mislead some things from the book. You should read it, I don't want to say so much about it.

And it really is a vegan book. It starts by telling you why milk, cheese, and meat can make you fat and is bad for you (while cursing you out) then it tells you about what the industry does to the animals from chemicals to abuse. They do eventually admit to writing the book because they want people to be conscious of the mistreatment of animals and that's the point behind everything they've said. They just came up with the title Skinny Bitch to sell the book.