Today’s giveaway features two very different books that go very well together. If you’re on the fence about going vegan and are looking forward to something that might serve as your tipping point, I highly recommend The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals by Jenny Brown with Gretchen Primack. It’s not a graphic exposé of the factory farm industry (though it does touch on that nightmare) buy one woman’s journey from surviving childhood cancer (to which she lost a leg) to founding the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. As described on the back cover, only her ever-loyal cat kept her from the depths of despair. Some years later, Jenny made the connection between the pet she so loved, and the animals on her plate.
The only reason I’m giving away this heartfelt, highly readable book is because I still have the hardcover copy, and the publisher very kindly sent me the paperback edition not too long ago. The original stays in my personal library! What I love most about this book are the descriptions of the rescued farm animals, and their distinctive personalities — a reminder that these animals aren’t “meat” but social beings who give and receive love, much like any dog or cat that we might consider part of our family.
So what to do and what to eat once you’ve decided to stop eating sentient beings and their byproducts? Vegan Express is a good way to start, featuring more than 160 recipes, plus lots of tips and menus for meals that can be made with ordinary ingredients in no time flat.
To enter to win both of these books, which will come to the winner as a set, simply leave a comment below, telling us why you’d like to have these books in your personal library. Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the field that requests it, so that I have a way to reach you. Entries will be accepted from 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 6, 2013, to 9:30 am Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Good luck!