Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Double-Dose of Erik Marcus!

Am I a lucky girl or what?

Today I managed to get a double-dose of Erik Marcus! First his newest book arrived on my doorstep, The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice, courtesy of those wonderful fulfilment folks at

Then, I also noticed that he's created a cute little SpringWidgets widget on his site, so I added that to Cackleberry too! (see column at your right ---> ) The funniest thing is that Blogger wouldn't add it as a widget the first couple of times so I gave up in abject frustration and foul temper only to find, when I logged on this evening, that no fewer than 4 instances of the widget had appeared!

Ah well.....for all his great work, Erik richly deserves the exposure! Nice one, Erik, my friend!

Oh, and the book's well worth checking out too - a nice primer on veganism for those who are perhaps on the fence and considering making the switch. A smooth read with vignette-style chapters on topics ranging from the intolerable economic realities of modern agribusiness to meal planning and basic nutrition to vegan activism. I am not sure that seasoned vegans will find anything particularly new here but, as with all of Erik's work, it's very well researched and really accessible. His pragmatic, common sense style is evident in his approach to the subject matter and I heartily recommend it!

Stay Vegan, Friends! :)