ENDORSEMENTS

“Vegetarianism was a source of Gandhi’s successful non-violence, and cruelty to animals is a predictor of everything from domestic violence to serial killing. With wisdom and insight, Karen Dawn introduces readers to the fact that animal rights are an organic part of social justice movements everywhere. Her book is a bridge between worlds for both the committed and the curious.”
— Gloria Steinem

"Of all the books that make the case for treating animals better, Thanking the Monkey is the most fun to read. Yet it does not flinch on the serious issues. It does a great job of getting a lot of information out in an entertaining way."
— Professor Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation

“I am sick of being ignorant! This book is education with a smile, information with a kiss from a dog who just drank out of a toilet, and should be required reading for all college students.”
— Anthony Kiedis – Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Karen Dawn’s work is powerful — compelling and well-argued, intellectually sound and passionate.”
— Paul Haggis, Oscar-winning writer/director of Crash

Thanking the Monkey is fun, and it will give people information they wish they had all their lives. I can’t wait to give one to everybody I know. It is going to change the world.”
— Rory Freedman, co-author of New York Times number one bestseller Skinny Bitch

“In an age, and in a medium, in which people seem to be content with quick clichés and approximations, Karen Dawn writes a lucid and accurate prose that could be held up as a model to her profession. Her work treads that fine line between the provocative and the counterproductively undiplomatic assuredly.”
— JM Coetzee, author of Disgrace and winner of 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature

“Karen Dawn’s new book is a graceful invitation to open your heart to animals. With reasoned arguments and her usual witty and engaging prose, Dawn goes beyond the common categories of liberal and conservative with a message of compassion that speaks to everyone. The book is a fast read that can change your life forever.”
– Matthew Scully, former senior speechwriter for President George W. Bush and author of Dominion

“This is a book that brings up a view of animals that should be part of mainstream thought. I applaud its publication.”
— Bill Maher, host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher

“Charming and thoughtful, witty yet engaged, it would be a hard heart that could put this book down without having old prejudices seriously shaken. Thanking the Monkey will make you sit up and take notice and probably, too, drop your fork and reach for the fruit.”
Jeffrey Masson, best-selling author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love

Thanking the Monkey is a fun and funny look at a sad subject. As you laugh your way through this book it will change the way you view animals and have a deep impact on your life.
Tamar Geller – author of best-seller, The Loved Dog

"I read the whole book in two days -- could hardly put it down. Then I passed it around to my friends. I was already vegetarian to help combat climate change but Thanking the Monkey made me more aware of the animal rights issues. I loved it."
— David Chase, "Roots & Shoots" Youth Leadership Fellow, Jane Goodall Institute

“The torture, the experimentation on animals is such a serious subject that a lot of people just want to shut their eyes to it. That is why I am so glad Karen Dawn has written this new book. It’s just like when we do comic relief – we deal with serious subject matter, but at the same time we are able to joke and bring humor to it. Get this book!”
— Bob Zmuda – President and Founder of Comic Relief

“I am so excited about Thanking the Monkey because I have loved Karen Dawn’s approach to animal rights for a long time. I love her way of taking it and making it fresh, making it young and making it interesting.”
— Persia White, star of Girlfriends

“If you care about the planet, if you care about yourself, you must care about the animals. Please find out the truth about animal abuse for yourself. Karen Dawn’s book is the best resource around to help you save the planet, and yourself.”
— John Feldman, lead singer of Goldfinger, producer for The Used and Good Charlotte

“I am a huge animal lover. Animals don't have a human voice so they can't speak for themselves, but books can speak powerfully for them. I am glad to be included in Thanking the Monkey because this book shows people that being an animal activist is cool.”
— Emily Deschanel, star of Bones

“This book is wonderful. It is the kind of book you can pick up and get something of value out of without reading chapter one first and chapter two second. You can flip it open virtually anywhere and find something you didn’t know.”
— Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek, John From Cincinnati, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

“Thanking the Monkey is a fun way to talk about animal rights and the interconnectivity of humans and other beings. It will appeal to the younger generation and people who have a harsher idea about animal rights books. I am so excited it is coming out!”
— Daniela Sea, Max on The L Word

“Give this book to somebody you know who doesn’t know.”
— David Duchovny

“It's a colorful book in all senses of the word and I highly recommend it. It just might make you look at animals in a different light.”
—Anu Garg Wordsmith.org