As I told you before, I love reading – especially books – and there are so many books out there on veganism, compassion and animal activism. So many that I most of the time find it hard to know which one I should read next. However, I’ve read quite a few already and feel it could be a good idea to write about some of them to give you guys a tip on what to read.
A book on the subject that is great even for those of you who are not crazy about reading is Vegan’s daily companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. The book consists of short essays, one for every day of the year, divided into six different categories depending on the day of the week:
- Monday/For the love of food
Talks about different vegan foods, their origin and use.
- Tuesday/Compassionate communication
Talks about techniques for speaking on behalf of veganism, such as typical questions vegans get and their answers, and alternatives to violent animal idioms.
- Wednesday/Optimum health for body, mind and spirit
Talks about staying healthy as a vegan and an activist, in mind, body and soul.
- Thursday/Animals in the arts: Literature and film
Talks about and gives excerpts from books and films that in some way tangle the issue of animals and compassion.
- Friday/Stories of hope, rescue and transformation
Gives stories of rescued animals and people changing into becoming vegan, both written by Colleen herself and by others.
- Saturday & Sunday/Healthful recipes
Provides healthful vegan recipes.
All the essays are maximum one page long, easy to read and provide information on many different subjects concerning veganism, compassion and animal activism. It is truly a companion for someone who is not a vegan but wants to know more about veganism, or for someone who is already vegan but would like to learn more and become strengthened in their beliefs.
My favorite category in the book is definitely the “Stories of hope, rescue and transformation” one, because while there is much sadness in being an animal advocate and witness of the suffering of animals, these stories give hope and happiness to me. They prove that things can change and become better.
I highly recommend this book!