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  • Published: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781848993518
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $24.99
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Fat Gay Vegan


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Follow the journey from A to Vegan of one of the world’s biggest(!) vegan bloggers and learn what the V-word really means – and why it matters.

Fat Gay Vegan is exactly what he says in the name – he’s fat, he’s gay and he’s vegan. But for a word that's grown so popular, what does being vegan actually mean?
Veganism has grown hugely in the last decade, but is surrounded by questions of ethics, of community, of celebrity food fads and spurious health claims. For the last seven years, Fat Gay Vegan has been a voice that cuts through the fuss and the fads. Now, he brings together his story with those of others to answer to the questions both vegans and non-vegans alike might have:

 • Why should I be vegan in the first place?
 • Does not being vegan mean I'm a bad person?
 • What should my friends and family do... and are they bad people?
 • Do I need to be a gym bunny to be worthy of veganism? (answer: no)
 • Can I still eat junk food if I’m vegan? (answer: definitely yes!)

In Sean’s own words: When a wave of realisation swamps you and you come to learn how incredibly simple and sensible choosing veganism is, you’ll have me sitting up there in your head like a friendly, fat uncle whispering, “I knew you could do it.” The day will arrive when you proclaim, “Hey, if that fat gay guy can do it, so can I!”

Packed with personal stories and non-preachy advice, this is a compassionate, no-nonsense guide to veganism from one of the community's biggest celebrities.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781848993518
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the Author

Sean O'Callaghan

Sean O'Callaghan joined the Provisonal IRA in 1970, aged fiteen, and he was active in Northern Ireland in the mid-seventies, taking part in numerous terrorist attacks which resulted in the deaths of two members of the security forces. He resigned from the IRA in 1975, just short of his 21st birthday, having become disillusioned with everything it stoof for. He rejoined it in 1979, this time volunteering his services to the Irish police as in informer. He continued this work until 1985 when he had to leave Ireland as suspicion about him mounted.

In 1988 he handed himself up to British police and admitted involvement in IRA activities in Northern Ireland in the mid-seventies. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and released under Royal Prerogative in 1996.

After his release he wrote his autobiography The Informer, and has continued to work for peace in Ireland. Today he works with young people at risk of getting involved in criminal or extremist activity.

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Praise for Fat Gay Vegan

“'[Sean] is a natural storyteller, and the book effortlessly, often hilariously, weaves together his own journey to vegan activism' —Vegetarian Living”


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