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Praise for Rory Freedman's Beg

Beg begs to be listened to. Rory’s voice is informed, passionate, smart, humorous, non-judgmental, but perhaps most importantly her voice is our own collective voice—longing to be kind in an unkind world. This book will show you how to be an irresistibly happy person whose own life has the power to uplift the whole world.”
—Sharon Gannon, cofounder Jivamukti Yoga

“Rory Freedman speaks Dog -- and Cat and Cow and Guinea Pig. In Beg, she translates the barks, the moos, and the looks in those innocent eyes so we get the message: These beings matter more than we ever dreamed, first to their autonomous selves, but also to our very humanity. And she does this in writing so crisp, honest, and engaging that you won't put this book down -- at least not until it's time to walk the dog.”
—Victoria Moran, bestselling author of Main Street Vegan and Creating a Charmed Life

Beg has all the wit and no-pulled punches style of Skinny Bitch, and Rory Freedman's intensely personal revelations will tug at your heart at the same time that you are chuckling at her candor.  It is at once a memoir, a how-to manual, a self-help book, an animal rights treatise and an intimate letter from your best friend.   After reading this wonderful book, not only have I changed the way I treat my cat, I have also changed the way I look at the world.  I BEG you to buy this book - you'll be glad you did.”
—Alexandra Paul, actress

“Rory Freedman’s Beg is a call to arms for anyone who considers themselves an animal lover. In this seamless follow-up to her Skinny Bitch series, Freedman highlights a world that is rarely seen. Your eyes will be opened, but more importantly, so will your heart.”
—Nathan Runkle, executive director Mercy for Animals

“Funny and heartwarming, but also revealing, Beg is a must-read for every animal lover. You'll laugh, you'll learn, and you'll be a better animal lover. “
—Emily Deschanel, actress and activist

“I read it in a couple of hours and am extremely motivated to increase my mindfulness and action towards my respect for life and my love of animals. The book is filled with research, information and finely-combed facts. So much detail, and yet, delivered in an easy, conversational style that has levity and transmits the enthusiasm of the author. The message is contagious--an amazing example of advocacy. I look forward to being able to buy the book and spread the message by giving copies to friends.”
—Tatiana von Furstenburg, filmmaker

“Beg is an important book. It opened my heart to realities that were quite painful, but important for me to face and understand. It asks us to step up in awareness and begin making more conscious choices in our daily lives. Thank you Rory for the wake up call.”
—Ben Lee, award winning singer/songwriter, actor

Beg makes the process of changing our relationship to animals feel easy and inspired rather than burdensome. Something about Rory and the way she has written this book makes a difficult subject matter digestible to everyone.”
—Ione Skye, actress, painter, and director

“In Beg, like in Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman explains directly and succinctly about how each of us can make simple choices to create a better world. Kindness to animals is good for animals, and it’s also good for us. Highly recommended.”
—Gene Baur, president and co-founder Farm Sanctuary

“Rory Freedman is on a mission not just to change our lives or the lives of our companions but to make the world a better place for all its inhabitants.” 
—Nellie McKay, award-winning singer/songwriter and actress