We’re so excited to share our first published book with you – The Minimalist Vegan: A Simple Manifesto On Why To Live With Less Stuff And More Compassion.
We became minimalists in 2014 after reading about it for years before on blogs like Zen Habits and Becoming Minimalist. Minimalism has completely changed the way we define success for ourselves. Previously we thought life was about accumulating more things, whether it was big assets like houses and cars, or small products like clothes and kitchenware.
Having more gave us a sense of security. You know, “Just in case” something was to happen, we would have more money and more things to fall back on.
Minimalism has shifted our paradigm to appreciate and want less, so we can ultimately spend more time doing what we truly want to do.
We also became vegans overnight in 2014 after watching a documentary called EARTHLINGS. Veganism has taught us to think beyond ourselves and how our actions impact the world around us. While veganism is about eliminating harm, death, and suffering to animals, it’s also a vehicle to better support humanity by fighting for love and equality.
The combination of minimalism and veganism creates a lifestyle that’s deeply embedded in conscious consumerism. We feel it’s an important message and that’s why we started this blog and later wrote this book.
However this book is a little different to other books on minimalism or veganism. See, many of us are looking for answers on how to take action. But if you look back at our transitions into a minimalist vegan lifestyle, it was triggered by why we should make changes, not how.
We would argue that you already have an idea of what steps you would need to take (or know where to find the information) to transition into minimalism and veganism. However, is simply knowing the “10 Steps To Declutter Your Home” enough to fully embrace what it means to live with less? Or is the “5 Hacks To Go Vegan Today” enough to keep you from relapsing to animal products when things get tough?
We are incredibly passionate about these two lifestyles and don’t sway away from them because we care. We care deeply about the “why” and that’s why the “how” is easy.
That’s why our first published book is not a plant-based cookbook, or a how-to be a minimalist vegan book. You can find a lot of that kind of content in our archives. Instead, we’ve opted to create a manifesto, a mantra if you like on why you should live with less stuff and more compassion. We want to call out your excuses so the “how” becomes effortless. That’s the goal.
What’s in the book?
We’re proud of the topics we cover in this book project. Each chapter can be read independently. The first half of the book is about minimalism and the second part is about veganism. Here’s the Table of Contents:
- How To Read This Book
- Minimalism Meets Veganism
- The More Virus
- Trapped In Your Own Stuff
- Developing Mindfulness
- Courageously Simple
- Misconceptions of Minimalism
- Lead With Compassion
- The Superior Species
- Behind The Fashion Label
- Nowhere To Go
- I Love Animals But…
- A Plastic World
- The Minimalist Vegan
- About The Authors
The book is just over 20,000 words which equates to 140 pages. It’s a short read that can be easily consumed in a couple of hours. We do use references throughout the book especially in the vegan chapters, as the topic leans itself towards more research than minimalism.
Here’s a sample of the book (a PDF download)
Since launching The Minimalist Vegan as a passion project in 2015, our mission has been to inspire millions to live a minimalist vegan lifestyle. We’re getting there but we need your help. This book could be a catalyst to spread a message we believe in.
Here’s how you can support us
- You can buy the book.
- You can tell your friends about the book.
- You can write an honest review of the book on Amazon.
- You can mention The Minimalist Vegan on your blog, in your newsletter, on social media, wherever you like to hang out and encourage folks to check it out.
- You can take action and start your journey towards minimalism and veganism. 😊
Questions & answers
Q: Is this available to buy on Amazon stores outside of the US?
Q: Can I get the book in PDF format?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Can I read it on my iPad or iPhone?
A: Yes you can, but you will need to read it through the Kindle App.
Q: Is the book available on retail websites outside of Amazon?
A: Not at this time. But we do have plans of making the book available on other platforms in the future. If you haven’t already, sign up to our newsletter to find out when. You’ll also get a free copy of our cookbook.
We hope that you love this book as much as we loved writing it!