The title of this pro-veggie manifesto—Meat is for Pussies —sure is combative, but we’d expect no less from John Joseph, a veteran punk rocker known for his work with the hardcore band Cro-Mags. Joseph quit the carnivore lifestyle three decades ago, and now follows a rigorous workout routine, regularly competing in Ironman triathlons. In his book, he seeks to dispel the myth that “manly” foods like steak and burgers are necessary to fuel an active lifestyle, and exposes the dark side of industrial agriculture. He also offers concrete advice to guys interested in making a change, complete with a fitness plan, recipes, and lifestyle tips. Head to the book launch tonight to get a dose of Joseph’s in-your-face screed against, meat in person.

Wed., July 9, 7 p.m., 2014

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