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Mad Cowboy by Howard F. Lyman
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Oct 28, 2009

it was amazing
Read in November, 2000

I stopped eating meat when, one morning in 1979 I woke up to the aroma of bacon being cooked. In that instant I realized I couldn't eat meat anymore. I don't know what happened. It still smelled good, I just had no desire to eat it. I still ate fish and foul, although I really wanted to be vegetarian, I just wanted it to be as "organic" (if that's what it was for me) as my relationship to meat. In the summer of 2000 I spent a week's vacation with my vegan daughter and decided to not eat fish or fowl -- just to see if I could do it. After 5 days I had no desire for fish or fowl -- I could drive past KFC and my mouth didn't water. My daughter urged me to go vegan, but I didn't think I could maintain a balanced, nutritious diet. In the Fall of 2000 I went to a vegan-organization's event during which Howard Lyman spoke. He shared the story of his journey from cattle rancher to vegan. Then I read his book. This is the book that catapulted me into being vegan. I still miss the taste of some cheeses and scrambled eggs but I realize what I'm missing is a memory -- like the way I miss my mother -- no more. What's more important to me is what goes into my body and this book made it quite clear that I was unexpectedly ingesting all kinds of drugs I didn't want. This book was the beginning of my journey towards better health and I thank you Howard Lyman!
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Rorshach  Sridhar You have terrible taste in books. Then again, you've chosen to impersonate a human.

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