Let’s talk about books!
Also! Recently I’ve been given not one, but two animal rightsey books to read and rant about in this little box right here! How fancy! I can’t wait to sit down and devour them and then discuss. Want to read along with me? Then pick up a copy of Sistah Vegan by Breeze Harper, as well as On Their Own Terms: Bringing Animal-Rights Philosophy Down to Earth by Lee Hall. I’ve already started skimming Sistah Vegan, and all I can say is: FINALLY. This is exactly what the skinny bitchy vegan world needs. Lots to discuss, soon soon.
And finally: A reader emailed me asking for some resources for people looking to start small businesses, or just generally be inspired about working with their hands. I could only think of three books I’ve really loved, and one of them is very not vegan. But here they are, and please add your favorites too.
- The Boss of You: Everything a Woman [but really it could be anyone] Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain her Own Business. This is a super fun and helpful and awesome book. Most of the examples are things like, “Say you want to start a business making vegan cupcakes.” Yes, please, let’s say that! Read their blog too! This book has a resources chapter with great other books, websites, groups, etc, also.
- Paul Hawken’s Growing a Business was hugely, hugely inspirational to me about 8 years ago.
- So was, weirdly, Ben & Jerry’s Double Dip: How to Run a Values Led Business and Make Money Too. It’s all about how they kept their kookiness while growing their biz. (It was written long before their hostile takeover.)