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BOSH!: How to Live Vegan

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  660 ratings  ·  99 reviews
From the international phenomenon and bestselling sensation Bosh!—”the vegan Jamie Olivers” (Times, UK)—comes this fully comprehensive guide to vegan living, whether you’re thinking about adopting a plant-based lifestyle or a committed vegan looking for new information and insights.

Do you want to go vegan but have no idea where to start? BOSH!, the pioneers of simple, del
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by William Morrow
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Kate Lawrence
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like to review "how-to-be-vegan" guidebooks in order to know which ones to recommend. This one by the BOSH! guys, whose cookbooks I've looked at previously, is one of the best, if not THE best, so far. I say that mostly due to its comprehensiveness; its two main sections, the WHY and the HOW, comment on just about everything a new vegan would think to ask. What veganism is, reasons to make the change--along with the authors' experience in doing so, why it makes a difference to the planet, how ...more
Anna Kļaviņa
2,5

This guide could be helpful for newbie vegans & for these who are just curious. BTW The Vegan Society provides the same info for free & without unnecessary filler.

There were two things that rubbed me wrong way.

* Environmental & health reasons for going vegan get a chapter each, animal welfare gets honourable mention here & there. Why is that?

* I would also disagree with the call not to be a "pushy" & "angry" vegan. You might not like them & believe that they do more harm than good but they
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Iman Mourad
Very repetitive what was written in 100 pages could easily be written in 35 pages! I feel kike they just wanted to fill papers in nost of it. It has good information don't get me wrong but that's a small part of it ! Over priced with respect to the info... ...more
Chris Haak
3,5
Not bad at all. Having been a vegetarian for about 30 years now, I knew a lot of stuff already and even if you’re not, some if it is rather obvious. Still, for people wanting to become vegan/vegetarian this is a good book to start.
✟Roxanne✟(Death by Book Avalanche) ☠
I've been vegan for just over a year so I picked this book up from the library because I wanted a bit of a refresher...why I'm doing what I'm doing. It's packed full of really helpful information, it's not preachy (major bonus) and the layout is great. My main reasons for being vegan is for the animals and for the environment, I adore animals and am against animal cruelty. The focus of this book is more about the health reasons of being vegan, which I can't really relate to as I'm a junk food ve ...more
Anna
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good practical read for someone who is new to veganism or considering veganism. I have been vegetarian on and off so many of the things outlined were familiar to me, but this is a great introduction. From tips on reading labels, to nutritional balance, to taking the conversation beyond food (clothing, make-up, travel), the book creates space for the reader to make up their own mind on just how ‘vegan’ they might want to be, and always emphasising that any move towards living without ani ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
A really good book for those entering the world of veganism, I feel would make a perfect introduction. I don’t feel however if you’re already vegan it would tell you anything you don’t already know. Wonderful clear language, easy to navigate and understand, full of passion and enthusiasm, highly recommended reading for the wannabe vegan or just someone trying to be greener, healthier and planet conscious

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Elle❤🖤
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*Thank you to the author and Netgalley for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Anyone who is already vegan, who want more information about it or are thinking about adopting a vegan lifestyle, READ THIS BOOK!

Veganism can be an intimidating topic - there's a lot of false reports, contradicting views, misconceptions and a general lack of knowledge and understanding of what it means to be vegan.

What I liked especially about this book is how it emphasizes the importance of going at yo
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Dane Cobain
Mar 14, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Bosh boys are back again! This one’s a little bit different to their other books, though, because they’ve previously only really published recipe books. This one is much more of a guide to living vegan, with pretty much all of the information you could need to get started.

That includes answers to all of the common questions, such as “where do you get your protein” and “but bacon, though”. Although the latter of those isn’t really a question.

There are three main reasons why people go vegan: f
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Owen
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Great guidebook for the topic.
Claire
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very preachy.. I only read this because im curious about the health benefits of a lifestyle change. Not going full vegan. Mweh... Glad I read it. Don't think I'll rush back into it tho. ...more
Vilian Ivanov
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An OK introduction to Veganism and all of its principles. Good for beginners but nothing new for people already living the lifestyle.
Ethan Tuan
Jan 11, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short and concise book to help you start living a vegan lifestyle. I have been on a plant-based diet for half a year and have done quite some reading (How Not to Die) and watching (Forks over Knifes, Earthlings, etc), plus countless Youtube videos from Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Klaper, and quite a few studies and researches on PubMed. Many of the ideas from this book I already knew. I also find that you can learn a lot more by in-depth in other sources from well-know ...more
Karen Whittard
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How to live vegan. Is a great book. Filled with fantastic hints, tips and suggestions on how to start your own vegan journey. Why it is the only way we should be thinking of going and how if everyone did this we would be able to save this beautiful planet we all call home.
Isabelle ♑
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
A highly informative and inspiring book!
Lauren
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75/5⭐ A very informative and helpful guide on How to Live Vegan.

A plant-based lifestyle can really help our own health and the environment.

The book details what food options there are for you to eat, and how to cook the foods, or make healthy and fun recipes that are plant-based. Also where to find alternative clothes and toiletries.

I myself am lactose intolerant and have always wondered about going fully vegan and giving up meat as well, and other products.

How to live vegan has great tips on
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Angélique (MapleBooks)
A friendly and nonjudgmental introduction to veganism. I like the casual tone, the absence of preaching, the tolerance to others' choices, and and flexibility.
This guide is relatively short but covers a lot for people interested in understanding the environmental repercussion of animal agriculture. It has simple explanation and tips for cooking, eating out, travelling, even clothing.
You probably know most of the content of you already started the journey towards a meatless diet, but this book
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Jim
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for anyone interested in veganism. I've recently changed to a plant based diet, mainly for environmental reasons, and the thing I loved about this book is the author while promoting a 100% vegan lifestyle repeatedly stated that any reduction in our individual meat & dairy intake will make a difference and that each of us are on our own vegan journey. ...more
Stephanie
It was alright. Didn't want to give a 2 but felt it was rather repetitive. It's good if you know very minimal about being vegan but for the most part a lot of people may know these facts whether you're vegetarian, flex or omnivore.
After reading "Main Street Vegan" this one just couldn't compare! I think I'm done with my vegan books for a while.
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Caitlin
As someone who's been vegan for about 10 months now, I didn't get anything immediately new from this, but thought the Lifestyle section was particularly good - the perfect gift for anyone in your life considering going vegan. ...more
Theo Hall
Bosh! How to live Vegan was written by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, the 2 people behind the [bosh business](http://bosh.tv), a vegan food website and business. They have been described as the "Vegan Jamie Olivers". The book covers all aspects of vegan living, from food to toiletries to travel. It talks about the reasons and facts about veganism. It gives some answers to questions about the morality of veganism, including plastic, travel, social situations and more, and it gives great advice on h ...more
Tami
Feb 06, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been vegan now for around seven months. I wanted to pick this book up to see if I would learn anything one the why, what and how of being vegan. Written from the authors own experiences of being vegan and what they have learnt along their journey. They have researched aspects for this book, giving the references at the back, along with some resources on further information. I liked that they weren’t being ‘preachy’ on being vegan, mentioning that they want people to eat what they like, incl ...more
Bethany
As I have already been a vegan for almost a year now, I found this book a little repetitive and not all that useful. Having said that, I think it's a great introduction to people who are new to veganism, looking to adopt a more plant based lifestyle, or are simply interested in learning a bit more about the topic. The reasoning and ideas are balanced and considered - it doesn't try to shovel hyperbolic moral righteousness down your throat as can happen when you read about veganism. (Although upo ...more
Shaun
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this as an audio book presented by the authors. As a vegan of 3 years it didn't offer anything new but would be a great place to start for anyone interested in the topic, answering all of the common questions people want to ask :-)
The only gripe with the book is some of the terminology, in my mind you can be plant based one or two meals a day or week but you wouldn't be vegan one meal a day. As a vegan you're trying your best to avoid the exploitation and cruelty to animals in all
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Edu Baro
2.5 would be more accurate - whatever. This is like a motivational book, set with good intentions, which is good. But at the same time it could be recapped in a few sentences, i.e., if you eat vegan the world is going to be a better place and you are going to feel much better in all aspects; (don't get me wrong) statements I agree with. But the whole book gets repetitive.
I was looking for a vegan recipe book, they were over my budget. So I thought an introduction to some reasons to be was not a
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Sam
This is a fairly interesting and thought provoking read, if you know nothing about veganism, the drivers behind it, and where to start, which is probably unlikely in this day and age and if you're picking this up. It is very much packed with information and does cover the various different reasons why so many are moving towards a vegan lifestyle. It also covers the various and widespread pitfalls and sticking points, acknowledging that it is down to the individual to decide on each of these issu ...more
Jeffrey Ning
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
Book cover of the actual book differs from what is shown in Goodreads. Henry Firth and Ian Theasby empower readers to decide for themselves in taking up veganism or vegetarianism. It answers why, what, where and how to live vegan your way in saving the planet called Earth.

Contemporary written and presented in concise manner with tonnes of information for beginners and existing vegan. The book’s physical format allows it to be carried anywhere and aesthetic looking as well. A keeper for personal
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Iina
Apr 21, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not vegan, more vegan-curious or vegan-adjacent, so this book was quite a good match for me! I enjoyed the fact that it covered all aspects of vegan life (most of the focus is on food which worked for me as that was my main interest), and it didn’t get preachy at any point. The reader is encouraged to make their own choices throughout the book, and there’s no holier than thou attitude whatsoever — meat-eaters even get the credit for more vegan products being available in the shops now! I re ...more
Louise Bray
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good introduction to veganism, both in terms of the WHY and the HOW. I’m sure there are far more detailed books on the subject, but I definitely think is a really good starting point for anyone starting to look into veganism and needs some pointers in the right direction. I really appreciated the end section as well about non-food related veganism - I didn’t realise animal products are in pretty much everything! I would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants the key facts.
Felicity
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great read, informing the reader of all the aspects of veganism and a practical guide on how to live a more sustainable plant-based way of eating. Easy to read and understand without feeling inundated. Having been vegan for two and a half years, there were still many pieces of information that was very new to me! Such as vegan opinions on cars, phones and lots of powerful environmental statistics.
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