This month we have two special guests! Mikael Nielsen, National Volunteer Coordinator for Mercy For Animals, will be joining us! He'll be sharing his experience as an activist and with motivating others to volunteer. In addition, the author Nick Cooney will join us at the end of our discussion via Skype for a Q&A session. Please join us as we discuss:
Veganomics: The Surprising Science on What Motivates Vegetarians, from the Breakfast Table to the Bedroom by Nick Cooney (Amazon, GoodReads)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"Flip through a magazine, turn on the TV, or browse around online, and it quickly becomes clear: vegetarian eating is on the rise. But just who are vegetarians? How do they make the transition? And what really drives them to take the meat off their plates?
Vegetarians differ from omnivores not just in their eating habits but also in their psychology, personalities, friendship choices, even their sex lives. Extensive studies from around the world show that they vote differently, take different jobs, and have brains that fire differently. This research also provides insight into why people who consider themselves vegetarian may not really be vegetarian at all, and why so many fall off the vegetarian wagon.
Veganomics is a fascinating journey through the science on vegetarians and vegetarian eating, shedding new light on how and why people eat the way they do, and what impact their dietary choices can have on the world around us. Be forewarned: after reading this book, you may never look at vegetarians the same way again!" ~GoodReads
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nick Cooney is the founder of The Humane League, an animal advocacy that focuses on farm animal protection issues. He is als the Compassionate Communities Campaign Manager at Farm Sanctuary, the country's largest farm animal protection organization. Nick has written for publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Z Magazine, and VegNews Magazine, and his advocacy work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. A frequent lecturer, he has spoken to hundreds of classrooms, community groups, and conferences on animal advocacy and social change. He is a graduate of Hofstra University
NEW TO OUR BOOK CLUB?
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