I agree with Jaime.Rip Esselstyn's father was a cardiac surgeon at the Cleveland clinic who wrote a book on how to reverse heart disease with a vegan diet. His son convinced his whole fire station to switch and this was the result. It is a very good suggestion for approaching a vegan diet from a male perspective.
haha... (Alicia, I've already read a lot of the info!) i felt the same way about the "she" thing (i felt quite left out, LOL), but was happy to see the hot guys who are Vegans... anyway. my whole deal is protein as i work out a lot. i've been flirting for a long time without realizing it, but have wanted a LTR for sometime (mainly because of the environmental impact). the workout thing has been my stumbling block. what the hell am i to do without egg whites!!?? breakfast will never be the same:( Read the shopping lists and feel a little overwhelmed. I'm a guy! I want to zap it in the microwave and eat it within 3 minutes! I have to say though, i think this will slow me down and enjoy my meals more.
Heeeee - too funny, Lea - I'm in Chicago! But as Megan said, if I'm anywhere near Philly I'll letcha know, he sounds wonderful!. ;) David, I totally think Kind Life Guys are hot by definition, so welcome - LOL And can I say how much I agree with you on the b'fast thing...omg, that's absolutely the hardest part!
OH...and hey all, I forgot to mention waaaay earlier - the most obvious and cardinal rule of writing...write what you know! And Alicia's a she...so how could she not write a she-oriented book, right? She knows the female perspective, yes she do! Luckily though, beyond the bits of understandably female languaging, it's all pretty applicable and stuff, right men?
Check out Thrive by Brendan Brazier. http://www.brendanbrazier.com/book/index.html He's an Ironman triathelete and has lots of recommendations for quick and easy food. He also created Vega, a vegan nutritional/protein shake. It's tasty and a very quick meal replacement focused on veggies.
I definitely got a crap-ton out of the book. I was already eating very healthy, but this gave me the reassurance to keep going! Maybe I'll check out the Skinny Bastard and Engine 2 books! I swear, somedays I think I'm the only guy in Iowa who's vegan. I think being a vegan atheist in Iowa makes me more rare than a friggin' unicorn!
Actually, I haven't read it yet. Bought it for my girlfriend this Christmas though and will enjoy the read myself I'm sure. I've been called worse things than a 'Goddess' to be honest and get PMS at least three times a week. More so over festive periods (no pun intended).
I think it's important in the future as to how we respond to new members that have some potential for contributing to and progressing at the vegan lifestyle and therefore the recovery of all of our well beings. Mr. Dean Taylor may have given an impression of being destructively criticizing but in trying to cooperate with his concern, it seems he feels that involving himself in the female gender and female coordination to a certain degree of his own choosing is a threat to his masculinity. If this is the case, I would encourage anyone to be enlightened to the female gender for reasons of conducting a heterosexual relationship among other reasons which anyone could expound upon. I do find the kind diet to be conducive to the needs of both male and female and therefore do not see a reason for there to be a book more oriented toward either gender. I also don't see the necessity for an apology for it's present state regardless. Thank you Mr. Taylor for your suggestion. Maybe that will be considered in a future edition. We are glad you found the book to be a good read and would encourage you to refer to it at times when you feel inspired to apply the vegan lifestyle. Welcome to the Kind Life.