- Paperback: 281 pages
- Publisher: Crush Books (2010)
- ISBN-10: 0982715609
- ISBN-13: 978-0982715604
- ASIN: B005O0VL40
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,684,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Meat Is For Pussies (A how-to guide for dudes who want to get fit, kick ass and take names) Paperback – 2010
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It got my FULL attention.
Maybe the fact that I was looking at it in a Brooklyn bookstore with a hardcore metal band playing live in the background helped. John Joseph's punk pedigree permeates this book and gives it an edge that is uncommon in vegan literature. I bought this book without hesitation despite the fact that I was not a vegan or even interested in a vegan diet-in fact I was pretty turned off by the vegan culture I had been exposed to. I was interested in getting in shape and looking into the Paleo diet and some other options to drop some pounds. John Joseph's book changed my mind and my life. Not only am I now a vegan because of this book but I have also been turned on to many other sources of information (Thrive by Brendan Brazier for one) that have helped me lose weight (15 lbs. so far), lower my blood pressure and cut my cholesterol (34 points)!
This book is mostly a series of motivational chapters that explain why you should get off your butt and do what you know you should to be healthy, clear thinking (seeing through the BS), and reassured that you don't need to eat meat to be macho/bad*ss/etc.. I think it also succeeds at cutting against the grain of stereotypical vegan culture as weak, whiny and wimpy. Each chapter takes on some topic from the somewhat obvious stuff you may know to the near conspiratorial but in a way that only a street bred punk veteran like Joseph could manage. I can see where his tone might annoy some people but the truth is this book will not be for everyone. If you are turned off by the title or the introduction then it may not be for you.Read more ›
The fact that he's a fan of the Cro-Mags, the band John Joseph sings for, worked in my favor. He ended-up reading this book and has been vegetarian for a few years now. In fact, we're both vegan. And my husband even gets a lot of his clients to eat less meat/processed food now.
A really good book for people interested in being healthy vis-a-vis a vegan diet, but don't want your stereotypical holier-than-thou/hippie BS. JJ says it like it is. Is humorous, non-pretentious and very amusing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a terribly written book that is full of previously debunked pseudoscience. Don't waste your time. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Nathan
Thought this was interesting. Ended up loving it. Cool story.Published 1 month ago by KIERIN SANTOS
I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it. I read a few pages of it as well and enjoyed what I read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Candice
Lots and lots of blah, blah, blah... Your money will be better spent elsewhere.
Joseph asserts that you don't need to eat meat to be a man, but apparently he never learned... Read more
I've been a fan of John Joseph for a while, and his words have helped me more than anything. Going plant based has gotten on my journey to getting better after a serious surgery.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this book!!! I have long been a Cro-Mags fan; and only recently met John Joseph (about 5 years ago). Read morePublished 2 months ago by okeke bazemore
This book is terrible. Reads like a 15 year old giving advice on how to get laid. Wish I hadn't purchased it.Published 2 months ago by lumes
This is a life changing book. It's so fun and easy to read, also. I read it cover to cover, then started again with pen and paper. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jamison