There is good news from Amazon: you can get The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life for $0.99 (vs. regular price of $16.95)
Vegan women everywhere are banding together in their efforts to be healthy, cruelty free, and environmentally responsible. This is their handbook. Melisser (known to most as “The Urban Housewife”) presents the basics of veganism for the newbies, lots of DIY craft projects, cruelty free, beauty tips, travel advice, recipes, and more. This book is not just for vegan girls—it’s also for anyone who’s interested in a cruelty–free lifestyle. Discover the best beauty products, fun vacation spots, plus an assortment of recipes including Jackfruit “Carnitas” Tacos, Twice Baked Chipotle Sweet Potatoes, Curried Red Lentil Veggie Burgers, Chipotle Hominy Stew, and Double Chocolate Cookies. Learn how to make recycled cake stands, find a cross–stitch pattern by Stitch’d Ink, and find out about natural beauty and cleaning products. Reading like a Who’s Who of vegan women, contributions of recipes and craft projects will be provided by some of the most respected vegan chefs and bloggers in the world (Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Hannah Kaminsky, Celine Steen, Julie Hasson, Kittee Berns, Kelly Peloza, and more). Full of photos and quirky illustrations, this is useful information with a punk rock attitude.
Here are some reviews on this book:
“Truly everything you need to know to be a happy, healthy vegan! It’s like a visit with all your girlfriends across the globe, doing everything from sightseeing and cross stitching to protesting and baking. When you’re ready to ditch the murder burgers, ‘The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life’ will be your fairy godmother lighting the way.” —-Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of “Veganomicon”
“I just received this yesterday, so I haven’t made any of the recipes yet. The book is stuffed full with timely, relevant info about leading a vegan lifestyle – vegan cooking/foods, vegan clothes and footwear, lists of vegan cosmetics companies on the Web, etc. Oh, and crafts, too! All presented in an attractive and fun format. I’m 44 and not all that hip, :), but I really like this book so far, a lot more than I thought I would. It’s more like a little reference book for vegans. I wish I had this book 3 yrs ago when I first went vegan. The recipes look great, too, can’t wait to try them. (Thank you for including a biscuits and gravy recipe!!) ” —- B. D. Robinson
“I just received this book yesterday and I have already read the whole thing! The book is very aesthetically pleasing, with pretty page layouts and nice thick pages. There is basic info on animal rights, vegan nutrition, and how to deal with friends/family, which is to be expected in any vegan book. What sets this book apart is it’s focus on things that many other books overlook: makeup, tattoos, and more DIY things like crafts, homemade cleaning supplies, and gardening. Short interviews with prominent female vegan bloggers, business owners and artists are spread throughout the book.
The recipes are a nice mix between simple, quick eats and fancy, impressive entrees. I highly recommend this book and look forward to any other books Melisser Elliott comes out with.” —- margv