Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:42 pm
Location: Denver, CO.
wow....I wouldn't know where to begin...
I read, a lot! I am a research and information guru/seeker,
so I try and read as much as possible.
(on average I read 1-4 books per week, and about 5-50 articles per day, depending on the time I have to spend..)
A few favorites are:
"The Sexual Politics of Meat- A feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory" -- by Carol J. Adams
The bibliography in this book alone is almost 20 pages long!
This book revealed to me an entire new world of veganism that I wasn't as
aware of, like for example.. the cultural manipulation of language to
promote acceptablity in food, one of the reasons I believe we experience a
large number of chicken eating veggies and fish eating veggies, is because we drop the word "meat" from what we're really eating.
(ie. it's not "chicken meat", it's "chicken", it's not "fish meat", it's "fish")
Pretty amazing and profound, highly recommended.
"Vegan: the new ethics of eating" -by Erik Marcus
I am a big Erik Marcus fan and promoter of his work(except one article
I read in VegNews lately..), but I think if you want something lasting that
will help "convert" others to the vegan lifestyle, or for information in general, this book is IT.
I give this book to anyone I know who is interested in the veggie
way of life, I've probably bought it at least 5 times.
He is also a very good writer.
"Beyond Beef- The rise and fall of the cattle culture" -by Jeremy Rifkin
Speaking of beautiful writers, Jeremy Rifkin is one of the best.
This book is written wonderfully, and is loaded with factual information.
He also writes a lot of articles for Organic Consumers, so of course
I am a big supporter.
"The Detox Solution - by Dr.Patricia Fitzgerald"
By all means, NOT a vegan book.. but very very informative, none the less.
I am also a detox enthusiast, & this is one of the better books I have
read on the subject.
"The Body Electric -Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life" -by
Robert O. Becker, M.D. and Gary Selden
Recommended to me by Bo Rinaldi(owner of Blossoming Lotus), and is
an amazing read. Anyone interested in reiki, massage, physiology, and anatomy will enjoy it..I am sure... : )
"The Top 100 Immunity Boosters -by Charlotte Haigh"
Also, not entirely vegan, but 98% of this book is full of herbs, fruits, veggies, etc.
It not only talks about all of the beneficial properties of
fruits and veggies, but it dissects nutrients, and goes in depth on how to
cure ailments with food.
I have had first hand experience with food being my medicine, and continues to be.. so this book is a definite read for anyone interested in feeling euphoric.
ok...since I am obviously going to write long experiences of some of my favorites, I'll briefly mention just a couple:
Thrive -by Branden Brazier,
Selling Sickness - by Ray Moyniham/Alan Cassels,
Big Pharma -Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda -by Jacky Law
Any article from: www.organicconsumers.org
www.newstarget.com is also informative and worth checking out.
As for childhood influential books, "The Lurox" by Dr.Seuss
would have to be at the top of my list ; )