Some books are just so misguided and poorly researched that they must be read by those the author attacks. Lierre Keith's The Vegetarian Myth is one of them. A supposed 20 year vegan who now suffers health consequences because of it, Keith makes the argument that a omnivorous diet, not veganism, is better for the animals and the environment. But although her arguments are fallacious, people are buying into the myths Keith peddles, which is why every vegan activist should know this book and be prepared to discuss its shortcomings.
Of course, we don't want anyone buying the book and padding Keith's bank account (she might not want want that either since she is an anarcho-primitivist). For a free copy of the book, contact Kim Socha at [masked].
*** Please take notes as you're reading and come prepared to share. This book discussion will stay focused on The Vegetarian Myth with minimal side bar conversations so that we can respect everyone in the group and their goal of discussing The Vegetarian Myth.