Let me start out by saying: I'm not a vegetarian and probably never will be. Though, recently, because of changes that I have wanted to make with my life I have cut down on my meat intake, greatly. Also, I don't believe that I personally "know" any vegetarians. Seems that being out in the country, everyone eats meat of some kind, whether they buy it from the store, or go out and hunt it down themselves. Or maybe, like in the book, the topic doesn't come up and vegetarians are afraid to mention it in fear of being ridiculed.
When I came across the chance to review the book Revenge of the Vegetarian by Jim Tilberry with Patricia Van Winkle, I wasn't sure what to think. Was this book going to be like other books that I had heard of and show me pictures of animals being butchered or tortured? Were they going to try to change my mind and "pressure" me into trying to go with a vegetarian lifestyle? Were they going to show up at my door, like other groups of individuals do and preach to me about vegetarianism?
Nah, there were no grotesque pictures, no peer pressure and no one knocking on my door.
Well, there was a strange vehicle out there one-day, maybe it was them, lol.
Anyway, I have to tell you that this book will make you laugh, will make you cry, will make you question your life . . . okay, well maybe not the last two, but it will surely make you smile and laugh. They do tell you that it is a humorous spin on vegetarianism and trust me it is. It is a very easy read of 70 pages which you can do in one night laying in bed, or sitting on the throne, where ever you like to read.
What Mr. Tilberry does is takes a spin on vegetarians and what they eat and how they handle themselves when the topic comes up in conversation. Its a funny spin, tongue in cheek, with some serious points as well that are put out there. He explains what happens in social situations and how to answer common questions that vegetarians might get and he does it to make you laugh.
There are even recommendations on what to get a vegetarian for a gift (humorous suggestions):
Membership to "Fruit Of The Month Club" is OK.If you want to laugh and smile about vegetarianism, even for a short time, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Revenge of the Vegetarian from Amazon for $11.95, available now, but you better be quick as I see only one on there right now. C'mon you know you want to, I mean, there is a chapter devoted entirely to famous vegetarians speaking from beyond the grave. I know you want to read what they have to say!
Membership to "Liver Of the Month Club" not OK.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim Tilberry for sending me a copy of his book to review, free of charge. I received no other compensation for this review and all words (except quoted text) are my own.
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