The Skeptical Vegan: My Journey from Notorious Meat Eater to Tofu-Munching Vegan--A Survival Guide

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About the Author

Eric C. Lindstrom is the editor of the Meaty Vegan blog, which features vegan opinion, recipes, and cutting-edge satire, and the founder of the vegan design and marketing firm ThankTank Creative. Today, he thrives on plant-based foods along with his vegan wife, vegan dog, and two vegan babies in Ithaca, New York.
Victoria Moran ( is a vegan of over three decades, an obesity survivor, and the current female winner of "Peta's Sexiest Vegan Over 50." Listed by VegNews among the Top 10 Living Vegetarian Authors, she's written twelve books, including The Love-Powered Diet, The Good Karma Diet, and the iconic Main Street Vegan. She hosts the award-winning Main Street Vegan podcast and directs Main Street Vegan Academy.


"Refreshingly aware of how vegans are often difficult to be around, Lindstrom has found the perfect balance between fanatical and reasonable, serious and fun. When you decide it's time to stop participating in mass cruelty and cultivating avoidable diseases--read this book. Lindstrom inspires us without feeling preachy, and educates us without being boring. The Skeptical Vegan is a fantastic starting out point for those looking to improve their physical, spiritual, and emotional health."
--Steve-O, Jackass

"If you're skeptical about a vegan lifestyle, Eric's witty stories and personal anecdotes will make you a true believer."
--Matthew Modine, Actor, Birdy, Full Metal Jacket, Stranger Things

"Eric's journey to veganism is an inspiring read. But it's his smart-ass sense of humor and relatable storytelling that makes this book tough to put down."
--Richard Marx, singer, songwriter, musician "A must-read for anyone who is interested in a plant-based lifestyle.", "2017 Vegan Cookbooks We Can't Cook Without"

"Clearly illustrates that veganism is sexy."
--VegNews Magazine

"Anyone who has ever wondered about veganism or who thinks it's impossible to go from complete carnivore to total vegan in one day will thoroughly enjoy The Skeptical Vegan. Part memoir, part vegan guide, . . . Lindstrom's illuminating tale tells of how a hilarious guy who used to think vegans were a bunch of inscrutable hippies made the journey via the express bus and never looked back (except at first). A funny and page-turning read!"
--Sherry Colb, author of Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger? And Other Questions People Ask Vegans

"With one part fact, one part inspiration, and two parts humor, Eric covers all the bases of transitioning to veganism in this guide. The Skeptical Vegan is bound to be a helpful resource for even the most cynical of potential vegans. He is an expert at making the reader feel like a welcome friend and veganism like the approachable, life-changing journey that it is."
--Kristy Turner, chef and author of But I Could Never Go Vegan!

"The Skeptical Vegan is so funny, you won't even notice it's changed your life until after that happens. Reading it was like getting a massage: great until it ended, and it made me mad that it didn't last longer."
-- Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan and director of Main Street Vegan Academy

"If Dave Barry and Erma Bombeck had a son, and he wrote a book about going from wing-devouring omnivore to vegan overnight, this would be the book. With equals parts sarcasm, honesty, and humor, Eric chronicles how he improved his life by changing his diet. What began as a bet, became a full-fledged commitment new, ethical, and compassionate way of life. . . . If you are already vegan, you will find yourself nodding your head as you read, and occasionally shouting 'YES!' and laughing at the jokes only vegans will understand. . . . Eric proves that even the most die-hard meat eater can become vegan and love every minute of it."
--Michael Suchman, co-founder of and co-author of NYC Vegan

"Striking just the right tone, The Skeptical Vegan inspires without evangelizing, informs without moralizing, and never forgets who the audience is. You'll think Eric was inside your head when he wrote this book because he asks every question you've ever had--and provides helpful answers to every one."
--Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge and The Joy of Vegan Baking

""Wit and wisdom from a down-to-earth dude, in a book that should be on the tip of your tongue every time a friend says, "So what's this vegan thing all about?" Not only is Lindstrom's refreshing voice relatable to current vegans, but it is accessible and welcoming to those who might be veg-curious, or dare I say, skeptical. An absolute delight!"
--Brian L. Patton, vegan chef and author of The Sexy Vegan Cookbook (

"A lighthearted, funny look at one man's transition to veganism." --Toronto Vegetarian Association