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9780470522141The holidays are here! And in the spirit of giving, we’re excited to present a special holiday contest!

Today and tomorrow, you have the chance to win a signed copy of the newly published Living Vegan for Dummies, written by author and holistic health counselor Alex Jamieson, and two tickets to the launch party here in NYC.

Jamieson is the author of The Great American Detox Diet, and has been featured on Oprah and in the Oscar-nominated hit movie, Super Size Me (she was Spurlock’s super healthy vegan girlfriend).

Would you like a signed copy of the book and a chance to party with Jamieson, myself and tons of other NYC vegan hotshots? Simply enter below for a chance to win! Good luck!

How To Enter

Just leave a comment below on why you deserve a copy of Living Vegan for Dummies. We’ll choose one commenter at random to win a signed copy of the book and two tickets to the NYC launch party. We’ll leave comments open for entries until tomorrow at 3PM EST and notify you by Saturday evening. Please, one entry per person!

[Update: The launch party is this coming Wednesday, December 16th, in NYC.]

  • beforewisdom

    If you want something free of charge, written by a registered dietitian and that is a fraction of the amount of reading get yourself a copy of “The Guide To Cruelty Free Eating” published by Vegan Outreach:

  • Angelo R.

    I recently took the plunge from vegetarian to vegan and would love to learn as much as I can! The cooking is the easy part but living the lifestyle presents many challenges. I would love to get a copy of this book and the launch party sounds like a great time. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Eileen Weigand

    I would love to meet Jamieson and own her book!!! I recently became vegan after reading a bunch of books, The Kind Diet, Eating Animals, and Skinny Bitch- I am a voracious reader-lol!! I would appreciate another source from a super healthy woman to help me continue on this path. :)

  • ASB

    I’ve been vegan for ten years and finally convinced my mom to go vegetarian this past year. In celebration, I’ve been squiring her around to as many veg functions as possible. Surrounded by vegan superstars and rescued animals, she’s gained a much better understanding of the cause and has really immersed herself in the lifestyle.

    I think she’s ready to make the transition to vegan (Daiya cheese didn’t hurt) and she deserves a copy of Living Vegan for Dummies because I certainly can’t answer all of her questions!

    Thank you.

  • Melissa McP

    This would be a wonderful resource for me as I am attempting to go vegetarian/vegan and am a serious dummy about it all. My friend has turned me on to this movement and it would be awesome to surprise her with a ticket to go with me!

  • Danielle

    I took the 30 day Peta vegan pledge November 30th. I am loving the way I feel even just after 2 wks. 30 days has turned into a new lifestyle for me.

  • P. Love Plaga

    I’d love a copy of this book, as a vegetarian struggling to make the full transition to vegan I can use all the help there is! I know in my heart its the right choice for me to live completely cruelty free. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

  • Gillian S.

    As a vegetarian who has admired the vegan community for their steadfastness and creativity in our current food economy, I would value this book as a tool to become a vegan myself. I hope to educate others about how food affects social and environmental policy, and the material in the book, as well as the opportunity to meet with others knowledgeable about food and agriculture, will only increase my ability to make an impact on my community.

  • Lauren

    I think I should win this book because I live with my vegan sister and I am slowly but surely moving to the green side!

  • Jennifer P

    I would love to get this book. I’m always wanting to look things up about vegan nutrition and it would nice to have all the info in one place.

  • Smoni

    Because apparently, when it comes to being a vegan, I’m a dummy. I’ve lost my vegan mojo. I know why I should be a vegan, I just can’t figure out how. And I love the NYC vegan scene…

  • Erica

    The seed that would bloom into my PETA loving, fur free wearing, petition signing, vegan lifestyle embracing self was planted in the summer of 1992 when I was just seven years old. That day was the first time I made the connection between meat and the death of sentient animals upon being told, on a trip to the farm, that the fate of the sweet little rabbit I had pet was to end up on someone’s dinner plate. Without so much as a moment of hesitation, I vowed then and there never to eat meat again. That night at dinner, unable to bring myself to even so much as look at the meatballs on my plate, I experienced the first, perhaps most significant “aha” moment of my life. It was then that I truly realized that there is a back-story to all of the everyday practices in which we engage and that instead of purposely ignoring these stories, I wanted to uncover them.

    Ever since then (as I became more familiar with the animal rights movement & consequently horrified by the atrocities that take place daily on factory farms) I have worked hard to be the change I wish to see in the world and to inspire others to do the same. My lifestyle very much revolves around trying to make choices that are not harmful to the environment or any of its inhabitants, from the shampoo I buy to the types of restaurants I eat at.

    To attend the launch party of Living Vegan for Dummies and spend some time with some of my vegan idols would truly be a dream come true. Their experience and insight would be absolutely invaluable to me as someone who plans on contributing in significant ways to the animal rights movement, which I hold so near and dear to my heart

  • Sarah

    I have been an off again on again vegan/vegetarian and have recently made the switch to vegan. My main problem has been not finding enough delicious recipes to satisfy my belly, but after reading The Kind Diet I instantly made myself take the full plunge to vegan. I believe the more knowledge the better so by having Living Vegan for Dummies would not only allow me to learn more about why i’m proud to now call myself a vegan, but give me more recipes to satisfy my taste buds!! :)

  • Suzanne

    I would like to win this book because I actually know a lot of dummies who aren’t yet vegans. I would give this book to one of them as a Christmas gift.

  • Alison

    I need this book because I live in the South! It’s very hard among all the barbeque joints to carve out a vegan sphere. Help!

  • H-

    I would love this to add to my “Vegan library.” Also, because, I’m not the healthiest vegan out there. :\

  • nonfictions

    I love being vegan, and I’m always looking for new ways to spice things up … in the kitchen. I also know that even a seasoned vegan can learn a lot from books that go back to the basics. Plus, that wrap on the cover looks very inviting. Like I said, I love being vegan and I love vegan food porn (aka cookbooks and blogs) but I’m really struggling to cook some BASIC vegan meals and I’d love to have a book that teaches me the basics (about cooking, activism, etc).

  • Lauren

    I am so excited to be getting more healthy and experiencing more of the vegan life after being a vegetarian for 6 years. I would love more recipes to learn and share with friends!

  • rocio

    i love the “for dummies” line, this will be great, would love to win!

  • Paula Denoncourt

    Alex Jamieson was my mentor a few years ago. I also have her other book. I worked with Alex and she opened up a whole new world for me. I would like to have this book not only for myself but since I am a Holistic Health Counselor myself, I want to use it to help teach others. I enjoy educating others how to better their health. Hope I win!!! I would love a day in New York with Alex!!!

  • Catherine Nelson Rigdon

    I guess I don’t really deserve the book. I am not a vegetarian let alone a Vegan, but I do want to eat healthier! I NEED to eat healthier. My doctor told me that I need to lose at least 50-60 pounds and I really think that this book will help. I wouldn’t be able to go to NY either, but I would LOVE to have one of your books. Thanks.

    • Jennifer

      Catherine, I just have to respond to you because you said, “I don’t really deserve the book.” I feel like I need to put something in your mind to help you understand why you deserve it just as much as the next person. The fact that you are born, is enough! You deserve everything you desire because you are born into greatness! Greatness fosters every desire that you have. Desire comes from the latin word “dea sire” – meaning of the father, from the higher self. It’s your higher self calling you into action. The fact that you ‘desire’ the books means that you deserve the book! I’m proud of you for recognizing the need to lose 50-60 pounds, I guarantee you will get there because you are already on the right track! Much love and many blessings, Jennifer

  • Janis

    My Dad just decided to transition to a vegan diet, but he is a VERY picky eater and doesn’t know what to do. My Mom is thoroughly scared about the process, and I’d love to get a copy of the book to give to them as he is in the process of this major dietary transition.

  • Christian Washburn

    I have several friends that could use this!

  • Veggie Chick

    I’d love to win a copy for my 20 yo cousin who recently started asking me about eating healthier. I’ve given her some vegan tips and links in the past but I think she would appreciate more guidance from an expert. She’s an RA in her college dorm and has a wide circle of friends so I believe that if (when) she becomes vegan the ripple effect will be HUGE.

  • JC

    Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan:

    Also see Gary Yourofsky:

    • herwin

      off topic

  • Roseann

    I’ve been vegan for almost four years and recently reconnected with an old flame from almost 20 years ago. He eats well for health reasons and had been considering going vegetarian, but he could never seem to take the plunge. Now we’re engaged and I’ll be moving to South Florida in a little over a month, and he’s decided to go vegan as a wedding present to me! But as compassionate and environmentally conscious as he is, he’s not much of a cook, and he’s been struggling to eat properly while removing animal products from his diet. The book would be a great first step for him, helping him stay the course until I’m down there full-time and can help him find his way!!!

  • kathryn jones

    Only smarties eat vegan.

  • Amber

    As Alicia Silverstone would say, I’m flirting with going vegan. I have signed up for the 21 day Vegan Kickstart ( to begin on the first of the new year so I can use all the help I can get. :)

  • sans

    I’d love to win this book, I’d share it with everyone!

  • Mad Mark

    My family and I would be happy to own a copy of this book and to go to the launch party. Go Vegan! :)

  • Dawn

    I’ve never won anything so winning this vegan book would be more than just fulfilling the bucket list but also something I really need…

  • Elora

    I really would love to get this book. Reasons? Well, when I was in high school I was a vegetarian and then a vegan, but when college started I went back to meat. Now I’m done medical school and am applying to residency. I’m trying to get back into veganism with my dad. Why? I lost my mother last year in a horrible car wreck. My dad is all I have left. When I move next summer for residency he’ll be living alone. He’s got htn and hypercholestorlemia. I want us to learn how to change our diet for the better. I want both of us to live healthier lives so that he lives longer. I don’t want to worry about him and I want to stay healthy and strong to make it through those 80 hour weeks. So if I may have a copy of the book I’d appreciate it much. Thank you.

  • Jennifer

    I jumped in with both feet June 17th, 2008 and “went vegetarian” after reading Kathy Freston’s book – Quantum Wellness. I had NO idea what was going on. I then decided to go vegan December 23, 2008, and felt like I had limited resources that were easy to comprehend for someone taking the plunge without support. I remember walking around Barnes & Noble telling my husband, they should have a “dummies” version of being vegan. Why don’t they have it! You fulfilled that for me and having a copy and meeting you would mark off an intention that I set almost a year ago. Many blessings to you and yours and thank you for what you are doing!