i am a vegetarian, have been for nearly five years, though i havent read every single book on being a vegan/vegetarian. obviously, who could. but i really like the attempt authors are putting out there for vegetarians. im not that old. but i am old enough to know that you wouldnt be able to find all this information 20 years ago. and just the fact that younger people have access to info on the decisions they are making helps a lot.