12/6/13 Giveaway Friday: The Lucky Ones and Vegan Express

The lucky ones by Jenny Brown adn Vegan Express by Nava AtlasToday’s giveaway features two very different books that go very well together. If you’re on the fence about going vegan and are looking forward to something that might serve as your tipping point, I highly recommend The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals by Jenny Brown with Gretchen Primack. It’s not a graphic exposé of the factory farm industry (though it does touch on that nightmare) buy one woman’s journey from surviving childhood cancer (to which she lost a leg) to founding the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. As described on the back cover, only her ever-loyal cat kept her from the depths of despair. Some years later, Jenny made the connection between the pet she so loved, and the animals on her plate.

The only reason I’m giving away this heartfelt, highly readable book is because I still have the hardcover copy, and the publisher very kindly sent me the paperback edition not too long ago. The original stays in my personal library! What I love most about this book are the descriptions of the rescued farm animals, and their distinctive personalities — a reminder that these animals aren’t “meat” but social beings who give and receive love, much like any dog or cat that we might consider part of our family.

So what to do and what to eat once you’ve decided to stop eating sentient beings and their byproducts? Vegan Express is a good way to start, featuring more than 160 recipes, plus lots of tips and menus for meals that can be made with ordinary ingredients in no time flat.

To enter to win both of these books, which will come to the winner as a set, simply leave a comment below, telling us why you’d like to have these books in your personal library. Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the field that requests it, so that I have a way to reach you. Entries will be accepted from 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, December 6, 2013, to 9:30 am Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Good luck!


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71 Responses to “12/6/13 Giveaway Friday: The Lucky Ones and Vegan Express”

  1. Robin Bathke says:

    I’d love give these books to my daughter who recently moved to Nashville. They Bo sound like amazing reads!

  2. Tinker Messinger says:

    I would like to win please

  3. Millie Kemrer says:

    Love books, and the books are useable after the computer goes down. We are new to vegan/plant based diet, and the information you provide would be nice to have in print. Thanks for this offer, and good luck everyone.

  4. Ilene says:

    Both books look great. Jenny’s story sounds like just the kind of book to read cuddled with my cats on a cold day. And I always love Nava’s recipes…

  5. Michele coombes says:

    I am just new at being a vegan & loving it so i am trying to get as much info as possible- to win these would be great :)

  6. Marlene Little says:

    Would love to win this! I used to live a vegan lifestyle, then got married and navigated to the American processed diet :(. But I’m happy to say I found my way home and again living the vegan lifestyle!! Couldn’t convince my husband to though :(

  7. Shirley Ginn says:

    Love this website and have been trying many of the recipes as I venture into my new life style. Blessings and thank you.

  8. Kathy says:

    You can never have too many vegan cookbooks. And this one is a classic! I would love to win this one. =)

  9. Evelyn says:

    Would love this book for my library

  10. Chuck M says:

    I’d like these books because most recipe books without meat are vegetarian. They use *SO* many eggs in vegetarian recipe/cook books! Why do eggs need to be in *everything*?

  11. riley says:


    Would love to win these!
    I have the 5 Ingredient Vegetarian Gourmet cookbook by Nava and it is great. I use it all the time. I would love the vegan cookbook.

  12. Rhiannon says:


  13. Melissa says:

    I would love these books to give to my sister, who recently decided to go vegan!

  14. Linda says:

    Love your recipes and inspiration.

  15. Sophia Molloy says:

    I love to cook, need a new cook book, being vegan has changed my life! I am no longer fat, my cholesteral is great, and my blood pressure is better, all without meds!

  16. Dominique Bregent-Heald says:

    We have all of your other cookbooks except Vegan Express! Would love to complete my collection :-)

  17. judy traugott says:

    Starting the new year out..With more vegetables in my life..yoga and positive engery..would love to win one of your cook books..will see;);)

  18. Gail Westwood says:

    These would come in very handy, I know I would get a lot of use out go them .

  19. Shannon K. says:

    I need them because we always need last minute ideas for dinner. I’m getting tired of Veggie Grill.

  20. Nicole says:

    I would love these books because I love inspirational books and need more vegan cookbooks especially one with fast, easy recipes.

  21. Nava says:

    Nicole, unfortunately, the giveaway ended last week, but thanks for entering!

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