Cleveland Vegan Book Club Meeting: “Beyond Beliefs” by Melanie Joy PhD

Fri, December 7, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry

1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, 44120, United States (map)
  • Vegan
Event Description

Join the Cleveland Vegan Book Club in Mac’s Back’s basement as we discuss “Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters” by Melanie Joy PhD.

Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters can feel like they’re living in different worlds. Many vegans and vegetarians struggle to feel understood and respected in a meat-eating culture, where some of their most pressing concerns and cherished beliefs are invisible, and where they are often met with defensiveness when they try to talk about the issue. They can become frustrated and struggle to feel connected with meat eaters. And meat eaters can feel disconnected from vegans and vegetarians whose beliefs they don’t fully understand and whose frustration may spill over into their interactions. The good news is that relationship and communication breakdown among vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters is not inevitable, and it is reversible. With the right tools, healthy connections can be cultivated, repaired, and even strengthened.

In Beyond Beliefs, internationally recognized food psychology expert and longtime relationship coach Dr. Melanie Joy provides easy-to-understand, actionable advice so you can:

• Learn the principles and tools for creating healthy relationships

• Understand how to communicate about even the most challenging topics effectively

• Recognize how the psychology of being vegan/vegetarian or of being a meat eater affects your relationships with others, and with yourself


Mac’s offers a 20% discount on our book selection so be sure to mention that you’re with our book club to receive the discount.

Mac’s Backs-Books On Coventry is a local independent bookstore which has a large selection of vegan-focused books and also hosts the annual Cleveland VegFest Marketplace bookstore.

If purchasing through Amazon, a percentage of the sale goes to Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance when you use AmazonSmile:


Cleveland Vegan Book Club features books on various aspects of veganism including health, ethics, environmental issues, social justice, etc.

Join us for some consciousness-raising discussion and a great opportunity to network and build community with others who care about animals, ecology, healthy eating and social justice!

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