It’s really difficult to top the review VegNews magazine gave Victoria Moran’s new book Main Street Vegan. Their review starts out with “The Vegan Bible New Testament” in 100 point bold type and uses phrases like “witty, fun, smart” and “magnum opus”. In addition, they predict that Main Street Vegan will be on many year-end best book lists for 2012. I couldn’t agree with them more.
Main Street Vegan is an excellent book for beginner vegans and people who are “vegan-curious”. In fact, I would say it is the THEE book for beginner vegans and people who are “vegan-curious”. Victoria covers everything there is to know about veganism, from beans and B12 to shoes and mascara. She squashes all vegan stereotypes and shows how easy vegan living is. Each chapter ends with a recipe, so if you’ve decided to go vegan while reading the book, you can start right away with a delicious, easy to make dish.
I’ve been vegan for many years now, and every once in a while I like to read a book on veganism to keep me motivated in both my eating habits and my activism. Main Street Vegan was the perfect book! The chapters are short and easy and they’re all full of wonderful stories and anecdotes from Victoria’s life. She writes with such a warm and friendly voice that I felt as if I was having a conversation with a friend over a cup of tea. I really love this book and I recommend it to everyone.
Okay, full disclosure here – I just spent 6 days with the author as part of her Main Street Vegan Academy course (more on that later in the week), but I wouldn’t have loved this book any less if I didn’t know her.