Will Travel For Vegan Food: 2 Years, 48 States, 547 Restaurants, +39,000 Miles by Kristin Lajeunesse
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Current Goodreads rating: 3.51
In September 2011 Kristin Lajeunesse set out on a journey that would change her life forever. With the goal of dining at and writing about every single vegan restaurant in the United States, Kristin spent eighteen months living off of donations and out of a renovated sports van, driving up and down the entire country. After 48 states, 500+ restaurants, and 35,000+ miles Kristin shares her uplifting journey filled with risk, laughter, love, and heartbreak. Tear-jerker ALERT: there is one particular story about a teddy bear that will break your heart and put it back together again city after city.
First, yes I am vegan, so I should be inclined to love this book. But, I didn't... I loved the concept and enjoy traveling to find good vegan restaurants and would like to visit every single vegan restaurant in the country. However, this book was not what I was expecting. Like many other reviewers, I was expecting the book to include more on the actual places she ate at and what she ate. That information I can find on er blog, which I will check out later.
Overall, I was not pleased with the book though I wanted so badly to like it. At times, I wanted to stop reading it and just look at the blog, but I couldn't give up on a fellow vegan. Plus, I met the author at Veg Fest Boston this year, and that's why I bought the book. Again, I love the journey Kristin went on, and I think it is a very important one. However, the execution of the book was not that thrilling, and I was bored as well as often times confused about the timing and organization. I see that this book was trying to go for an inspiring self discovery angle, but the prose was flat, and the romance was even dull.
Do I recommend this book? No, but I will try to read the WTF Vegan Food blog. Very clever name:)
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