Blog tour: Think Like A Vegan

Welcome to the blog tour for Think Like A Vegan by by Emilia A Leese and Eva J Charalambides.

More about the book…

According to the latest figures, the number of vegans in the UK has more than quadrupled since 2014, now representing over 1 per cent of the total population. With the rise in plant-based foods and cruelty-free products showing no sign of stopping, Think Like a Vegan explores how vegan ethics can be applied to every area of our daily lives.

We all want to live more healthily and ethically, and this book is certainly not just for vegans. It's for anyone interested in veganism, its ideals and what even non-vegans can learn from its practice. Through a personal and often irreverent lens, the authors explore a variety of contemporary topics related to animal use: from the basics of vegan logic to politics, economics, love and other aspects of being human, each chapter draws you into a thought-provoking conversation about your daily ethical decisions.

Why should we adopt animals?

What s the problem with organic meat?

What are the economics of plant-based foods?

What about honey?

What is the relationship between veganism and feminism?

What is vegansexualism?

More about the authors…

Emilia A. Leese writes essays on life, travel and veganism for a variety of online publications, including her personal blog Emi's Good Eating. She regularly hosts benefit supper clubs and yoga retreats, and speaks about veganism at events and festivals. She has been a corporate finance lawyer for over twenty years. Emilia lives in London.

Eva J. Charalambides is a photographer and vegan advocate. She has written for the vegan lifestyle website Ecorazzi, and was involved in organising the multi-city Vegandale Food Drink Festivals. She lives in Toronto.

What can I say?

I will risk sounding a bit preachy here. If I weren’t already vegan, I would be after reading this book. I devoured it and I am sure that I will be reading it again because it contains a lot of food for thought that I feel I might not have fully absorbed during my first read. It is not a thriller, but I couldn’t put it down.

The essays contained here are clear, well-researched and approachable, while the thought experiments included at the end are a great starting point to make people talk. I already envisage future dinner parties where I can make all my guests uncomfortable… and I’m ok with it!

Jokes aside (was I joking though?), I came to veganism in search of a better way of living. For selfish reasons, you might say. Think Like A Vegan has opened my eyes, made me face a few truths and, to be honest, presented me with a couple of dilemmas which I will now be working through.

Most importantly, this book gave me a deeper knowledge of vegan ethics so that I will feel better equipped to answer people questions and, above all, my daughter’s future questions.

She is 22 months old and vegan. Yes, I chose for her. This is normally met with a horrified look, especially from anyone in my native Italy. Literally anyone, whether I know them or not, will have something negative to say about this. But she’s healthy and happy. And haven’t the parents of non-vegan children made a choice for them too?

Anyway, I digress. Think Like A Vegan is a must read, whether you are vegan, vegan-curious or vegan-hater. Please read it. And please go vegan!


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