I bought this book upon learning of Nathan Winograd's background in working tirelessly for shelter animals. As a volunteer at a shelter where he started a no-kill program many years ago (and probably one of the best shelters in the US, no doubt!), I felt compelled to buy this book.
I was so glad I did. Not only does the book have some amazing recipes of all the comfort foods many Americans enjoy (veganized!), but it covers issues such as shelter animals, the art of vegan substitution, important moments in vegan history, and humorous bits such as "Things Vegans Should NEVER Say When Discussing Veganism with Non-Vegans." This isn't just one of the best vegan cookbooks around, but one of the funniest and enjoyable to read as well.
Some of my favorite recipes from All-American Vegan so far have been the Peanut Butter Cups and Vegan Corn Dogs. The peanut butter cups came out even better than Reeses (and are super easy to make) and the corn dogs were fried, delicious, but not greasy.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants a more cruelty-free lifestyle, wants to transition to veg foods without giving up the meals they grew up with, or even a long time vegetarian or vegan wanting to try something new or win over some omnivores. You won't be disappointed.