Bob & Jenna Torres
We’re Bob and Jenna Torres, two long-time vegans who like to use our skills and talents to provide vegans and aspiring vegans with support, community, and entertainment. We do this in a few ways:
- We wrote a book to help you go vegan, stay vegan, and deal with life around non-vegans;
- We host an online radio show that currently gets thousands of downloads each week at Vegan Freak Radio;
- We blog about living as a vegan in a world of omnivores at Vegan Freak Blog;
In addition, we also run Tofu Hound Press, which publishes books on veganism and animal rights.
We try hard to practice what we preach. We believe that veganism needs to be about more than what you eat. Specifically, we think that everyone needs to use their talents and skills — whatever they may be — to promote the cause of veganism and animal rights.
We are authors, scholars, and animal rights activists prominent in the field. Either of us or both of us have been a source for stories in both US domestic and international media outlets, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Guardian’s Sunday Observer. One of us or both of us have also been interviewed for several published books on vegetarianism and the animal rights movement, and done several radio appearances in the US and Canada.
Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, 2nd. ed.
By Bob and Jenna Torres
Published: December 2009
Page Count: 248
Dimensions: 8.5 by 5.5
Subjects: Vegetarianism, Activism
Going vegan is easy, and even easier if you have the tools at hand to make it work right. In the second edition of this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans help you learn to love your inner vegan freak. Loaded with tips, advice, and stories, this book is the key to helping you thrive as a happy, healthy, and sane vegan in a decidedly non-vegan world that doesn't always get what you're about.
In this sometimes funny, sometimes irreverent, and sometimes serious guide that's not afraid to tell it like it is, you will:
* find out how to go vegan in three weeks or less with our "cold tofu method"
*discover and understand the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism
* learn how to convince family, friends, and others that you haven't joined a vegetable cult by going vegan
*get some advice on dealing with people in your life without creating havoc or hurt feelings
* learn to survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with omnivores
*find advice on how to respond when people ask you if you "like, live on apples and twigs."
In a revised and rewritten second edition, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World is your guide to embracing vegan freakdom. Come on, get your freak on!
"Going vegan is the single most important thing you can do to live nonviolence and the abolition of animal exploitation in your everyday life. In this down-to-earth and entertaining guide, Bob and Jenna Torres not only convince you that you have to go vegan today, they also give you what you need to live as a healthy and happy vegan for the rest of your life."
--Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers University
"Vegan Freak is a witty, helpful, wall to wall look at going vegan. A must read for anyone who's felt like the only vegan-freak in the room."
--Sarah Kramer, author of How It All Vegan
"...Version 2.0 reflects the clarity and maturity the authors have developed through years of vegan outreach. It still covers surviving holiday dinners and finding vegan alternatives for the leather fetishist in your life. Bad puns, tangential rants, and non sequitur chapter titles preserve the fun of the original. But new sections address recent trends in the vegan world: environmental veganism, veganism-as-body-image complex (or the Skinny Bitch effect), Oprah's vegan cleanse—all are sliced with a scalpel of abolitionist rationale."
--Charlotte Malerich, http://feministreview.blogspot.com
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Reviews and Inspirations:
Vegan Freak on Feminist Review
By Charlotte Malerich
Now, the new edition appears and, as promised, it's been rewritten from the ground up. A thicker book both in page count and ideas, Version 2.0 reflects the clarity and maturity the authors have developed through years of vegan outreach. It still covers surviving holiday dinners and finding vegan alternatives for the leather fetishist in your life. Bad puns, tangential rants, and non sequitur chapter titles preserve the fun of the original. But new sections address recent trends in the vegan world: environmental veganism, veganism-as-body-image complex (or the Skinny Bitch effect), Oprah's vegan cleanse—all are sliced with a scalpel of abolitionist rationale.