- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Scribner; 1st Thus. edition (August 2, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684854465
- ISBN-13: 978-0684854465
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 164 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat Paperback – August 2, 2001
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About the Author
Howard F. Lyman is president of the International Vegetarian Union. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Being macrobiotic for over 30 years (but not always perfect) I like the way Lyman writes. I appreciate his difficult journey from cattle rancher to vegetarian and the very honest way he describes it. Yes, I already know about seitan & tofu, and this book isn't as controversial as I had hoped. But I walk away thinking that I'd really like to meet this guy. This is a remarkable perspective.
And so what if portions of his book come off as an introduction to vegetarianism? Isn't that what we want? A new way to reach more people? I wonder if these self proclaimed experts remember the way they oh'd and awed over their first introduction to dietary revolution. I do. And I see Mad Cowboy reaching more people in the same way.
I think I'll read more of his books.
I was already considering cutting out meat and dairy form my diet, but I wanted to educate myself first, before I made any huge changes. I loved this book, especially coming form a man who was in the meat and dairy industry, for most of his life. I tend to believe Howard more so, than just some guy who heard it form another guy.
The shocking truth will set you free. Pick this book, and share it with a friend.
I would suggest this book to people who think veganism, healthy eating and loving the environment is "hippie woo-hoo bulls***". Mr. Lyman appears to definitely be on the other end of the hippie spectrum, however shares the same vision of a healthy planet and people.