Self-help book and advice column authors cover just about all topics imaginable: how to save a relationship, how to end a relationship, how to practice one’s religion, how to persuade others, and really every possible goal you could ever have in life. With so many pursuits to comment on, so much knowledge to impart, what is the current focus, eating up a 30% share of the New York Times best-sellers list for advice books? Choosing vegan foods.
That’s right: it turns out the winning message these days is leaving animals off our plates and enjoying a longer, happier, healthier, and more humane lifestyle. If you were looking for an upbeat moment of reflection on how far we’ve come, now is a good time to rejoice. People want to learn about the benefits and ease of making plant-based food choices.
If you’re curious to know which titles made the list, they are:
- Forks Over Knives, edited by Gene Stone and released in conjunction with the well-known documentary by the same name.
- Eat to Live, by Joel Fuhrman, on nutrient-rich, plant-based nutrition for fast and sustained weight loss.
- Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., which is pretty much what it says on the tin: achieving better heart health by steering clear of meat, eggs, and dairy.
With holiday shopping just around the bend, and the clear increase in demand for “vegucational” materials, one might consider buying some of these best-sellers, or other amazing pro-vegetarian books, as gifts for family and friends not yet in the know. Or if you’re on a budget, you may want to simply encourage them to order a free Vegetarian Starter Guide from your your friends at Compassion Over Killing.