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Vegan Education

When I began my vegan journey, I read a lot of books and watched a lot of videos. Educating yourself to the facts is essential to making your vegan journey as easy and as successful as possible. The following are a list of books, videos, publications, web sites and other resources that I personally found helpful and whole-heartedly endorse. Of course, there are many more resources available but I can only endorse what I, myself, have personally experienced.




  • Diet for a New America by John Robbins
  • The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer and Jim Mason
  • The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-vegetarian Critical Theory, 20th Anniversary Edition by Carol J. Adams
  • World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle
  • The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege by Will Potter
  • Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World (Tofu Hound Press) by Bob Torres and Jenna Torres
  • Thanking the Monkey by Karen Dawn
  • Beg by Rory Freedman
  • Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy


Health and Nutrition

  • Breaking the Food Seduction – The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings and the 7 Steps to End Them Naturally by Dr. Neal Barnard
  • The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
  • Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking by Julieanna Hever
  • Vegan for Life: Everything You Need to Know to Be Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina
  • I’m Mad As Hell, and I’m Not Going to Eat it Anymore: Taking Control of Your Health and Your Life–One Vegan Recipe at a Time by Christina Pirello
  • This Crazy Vegan Life: A Prescription for an Endangered Species by Christina Pirello
  • Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free by Joel Fuhrman
  • Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr
  • Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Diet of Enlightenment by Sharon Gannon and Ingrid Newkirk


Memoirs and Must-Reads

  • The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals by Jenny Brown with Gretchen Primack
  • Mad Cowboy by Howard Lyman
  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food by Gene Baur
  • Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs by No Voice Unheard
  • Vegan’s Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living Compassionately by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • The Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Capacities by Amy Hatkoff, Jane Goodall and Wayne Pacelle
  • Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary by Kathy Stevens and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
  • Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary by Kathy Stevens
  • Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends by Carol Buckley
  • Kind: Poems by Gretchen Primack




Vegetarian Times



DVDs and Videos


Earthlings by Shaun Monson

Food Inc. by Robert Kenner

Forks Over Knives by Lee Fulkerson

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home by Jenny Stein

The Witness: A Tribe of Heart Documentary by Jenny Stein

Vegucated by Marisa Miller Wolfson

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross



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