Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion
Even Vegans Die A Practical Guide to Caregiving Acceptance and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion Author:Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, Virginia Messina Even Vegans Die empowers vegans and their loved ones to make the best decisions regarding their own health, their advocacy for animals, and their legacy. By addressing issues of disease shaming and body shaming, the authors present a manifesto for building a more compassionate, diverse, and effective vegan community. Even Vegans Die celebrates t... more »he benefits of a plant-based diet while acknowledging that even vegans can get sick. You will learn how to make the health care decisions that are right for you, how to ensure your efforts to help animals will not end after you die, and how to provide compassionate care for yourself and for others in the face of serious illness. The book offers practical, thoughtful, and sensitive advice on creating a will, mourning, and caregiving. Without shying away from the reality of death, Even Vegans Die offers a message that remains uplifting and hopeful for all animal advocates, and all those who care about them.
Even people who eat a healthy, plant-based diet, can get seriously ill. That s why this book is needed. Carol, Patti, and Ginny teach us to live wisely while we are still here, not only by eating well, but also by caring for ourselves and each other. I want to live well and, if necessary, I want to die well, too. If you do also, then start reading. From the foreword by Michael Greger, MD
I really didn t think that a book about the mortality of vegans would be so beautiful and empowering, but it is. It s full of sound advice, wisdom, and resources that give you clarity and courage in spite of a culture that prefers to avoid the truth of mortality. It reminded me that it isn t until we accept our own inevitable death that we can fully live and love ourselves and others as the interdependent, imperfectly perfect animals that we are. This is the most important book I ve read in a long time, and it will add so much to the vegan cause, community, and canon. Marisa Miller Wolfson, Writer/Director, Vegucated
Even Vegans Die knocked my socks off with its integrity. I was thrilled to read a book by three powerful women telling it like it is! It is so refreshing and easy to read. It is filled with sobering truth and firm, kindhearted advice reminding us that even our fellow vegans deserve compassion. lauren Ornelas, Founder/Executive Director, Food Empowerment Project
Overflowing with compassion and practical wisdom, this book tackles sobering issues of illness, caregiving, death, mourning, and isolation that all people, vegan and not yet vegan, will inevitably confront. Everyone should read this book and reflect on Carol, Patti, and Ginny s caring advice for living, and eventually dying, well. Lori Gruen, author, Entangled Empathy
A real-life guide to, well: real life, which includes death despite one s diet, attitude, or how many times one hears, You don t look your age. Addressing a real problem in the vegan world that being sick or, heaven forbid, shuffling off this mortal coil somehow makes us bad vegans this thoughtful and knowledgeable trio of writers help us in their honest and forthright book to deal wisely with the fact that our days are numbered, and to live with vibrancy and purpose every day we ve got. Victoria Moran, author, Main Street Vegan and The Love-Powered Diet
Brilliant and inspiring! Carol, Patti, and Ginny have filled a gap in vegan literature with a guide that is as practical as it is powerful. Even Vegans Die helps us navigate many of the challenges we and our loved ones confront as we age. I learned so much from this wise, wonderful, and immensely important book. Mark Hawthorne, author, A Vegan Ethic: Embracing A Life Of Compassion Toward All« less