Written by PETA
No-holds-barred comic Sarah Silverman's stand-up may make some of her audience members blush, but compassionate people will cheer as they read about her childhood vegetarian revelations described in her memoir, The Bedwetter. And this week's "Win It" Wednesday prize is sure to make animal defenders do the wave—it's a signed copy of The Bedwetter, in which Sarah scrawled, "Woo-hoo, PETA."
We've got one book to give away, and you can win it by describing the animal-free feast that would make you "Woo-hoo!" right out of your seat. Spicy guacamole with blue corn chips and savory Mexican lasagne would do the trick for me. Try and top mine—the person whose mouthwatering vegan meal makes our bellies rumble the loudest will win the prize.
Written by Karin Bennett
The following is a guest post from peta2's Ryan.
Best-selling author Rory Freedman has already spared millions of animals from unnecessary deaths in slaughterhouses simply by promoting a healthy and cruelty-free vegan diet in her iconic book Skinny Bitch. But now she's taking her compassion to the next level!
You see, rather than buying her mom another meaningless foot massager or something this Mother's Day, Rory has offered to donate $5,000 to peta2 in her mom's honor—but only if you follow her example!
Here's how it works: Rory is going to match donors like you dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 total. So, for example, if you donate $20 to peta2, she will also donate $20 to double the impact! As Rory said in an e-mail to peta2, "Show your mom who you are and how well she raised you—that you know what is really important."
Thanks to Rory, your donations—no matter what the amount—will go twice as far to help us raise awareness and combat cruelty to animals raised for food, clothing, experimentation, and other industries.
Your support helps us win countless victories. From convincing top retailers such as J. Crew and Urban Outfitters to go fur-free to pushing for the first-ever felony charges of cruelty to factory-farmed birds, peta2 is changing how the world treats animals, but we can't do it alone!
Take Rory's challenge and have your donation doubled!
Written by Ryan Huling
… Well, a number of dates. Dan Mathews' last cross-country book tour was such a big hit that he’s doing a whole new one. Sometimes I wonder whether the guy doesn’t enjoy sitting around the office and going to endless meetings as much as the rest of us do. There was a nice little piece about Dan in The Windy City Times last week, and another great one in the latest issue of Ocean Drive magazine, which, annoyingly, I can’t link to because they didn’t put it up on their website. I’m not sure I fully understand how people “read” stuff these days if it’s not on the Internet, but they presumably have some kind of system.
Anyway, here’s the schedule for Dan’s book tour in case you live in one of these cities, and even if you don’t, you can order a copy of Committed here. It’s a very funny piece of literature. And it’s got some good stuff in there about animals.
Tuesday, July 24AtlantaBorders Atlanta-Buckhead3637 Peachtree Rd NEAtlanta, GA 303197:30 PMWednesday, July 25NashvilleDavis Kidd BooksellersThe Mall at Green Hills2121 Green Hills Village DriveSte 281Nashville, TN 372156:00 PMMonday, July 30PittsburghJoseph-Beth Booksellers2705 E. Carson StreetPittsburgh, PA 152037:00 pmWednesday, August 1DetroitBorders34300 WoodwardBirmingham, MI 480097:00 PMThursday, August 2AustinBookPeople603 N. LamarAustin, TX 787037:00 PMFriday, August 3Hastings1306 W. Davis St.Conroe, TX 773047:00 pmTuesday, August 7TampaBarnes & Noble11802 N. Dale Mabry HighwayTampa, FL 336187:00 PMThursday, August 9OrlandoBorders600 North Orlando AveWinter Park, FL 327897:00 PMMonday, August 13Minneapolis Magers & Quinn3038 Hennepin Avenue SouthMinneapolis, MN 554087:30 p.m. Monday, August 27St. LouisLeft Bank Books399 N. EuclidSt. Louis, MO 631087:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble got rocked today in NYC, when the stars of the Broadway show The Drowsy Chaperone showed up to help PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk launch her new book, 50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals. Tony Award winners Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, along with Tony nominee Danny Burstein and five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (who played Amy's mom in Everybody Loves Raymond) sang original songs inspired by Ingrid's book.
I haven't seen The Drowsy Chaperone, because nobody ever takes me to Broadway shows, but people seem to be really into it. And in case you're wondering why I know so much about Everybody Loves Raymond, it's because my mom used to make me watch it. So there. Check out the pics from the event. Everyone had a blast:
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