Books & More

20th Anniversary of publication ~ Over half million copies sold internationally! Available in several languages, recently published in Japanese and currently popular in Germany!
My inspiration, my special hug therapist!
A rare disorder and the most common genetic cause of obesity that has been identified.
Information and support for parents, family & caregivers
Recipes for soup and life for feeding the body and inspiring the heart.
A cup of generousity to end world hunger
A cup of care for animals
A cup of action for a healthy environment
A cup of knowledge for human health
A cup of happiness for all beings
Together our Souper Heroes create a Solution Soup
Save your life and save the planet with healthy and delicious eating.
A leading voice for restoring humanity to its proper relationship with food, the Earth, and health.
An intimate journey and far reaching vision for social and environmental transformation. Includes recipes from the countries leading vegetarian chefs.
Reveals how corporate control of the food system limits our choices and threatens our health.
Words are the way the reasoning mind translates the heart.


Kathleen & daughter Ann

Like my daughter Ann, I often experience life as an adventure and finding solutions to problems as puzzles to be solved ~ so I like to write playful books for adults!

I hope my books inspire you to also experience life as an adventure ~ because with the heart of a child, we see wonder and feel curious. With the mind of a child, imagination makes chores into games and work becomes play. With the spirit of a child "hope is what we become by taking action."

Click on a title on the left side bar to go to a page of information about that book or subject. Lots of pages for my current work in progress, Solution Soup And The Adventures of The Souper Heroes! Check the Souper Hero recipe pages for vegan soup recipes contributed by special Souper Heroes. Some pages will scroll way, way down!

The much lower left side bar has the names of contributing Souper Heroes and links to the organizations they support.

The right side bar on each page and on this center column below has a variety of favorite links including vegetarian, environmental and peace organizations.

I hope you enjoy your visit! Some pages are still in progress, and new information is frequently added, so please drop by often.

Please email me. I would love to hear about the causes you believe in, your favorite hug therapist, books or poems that inspire you. And if you are a vegetarian, why you 'switched.' I wlll include your stories in my Solution Soup Newsletter. If you are a vegetarian and want to be a Souper Hero for an organization you contriubte to, please send me a vegan soup recipe and the name of the organizaton and why you support it.

Be A Brave Cook!

A big hug from my heart, Kathleen

Kathleen ~ Fred ~ Ann Sparkle ~ Angel

"What is at stake today is enormous; it is the destiny of life on Earth. At such a time, walking a path of honoring ourselves and the living planet is our responsibility as citizens of the planet, but it is something more, as well.

It is also a joy, and a privilege."

~ John Robbins from The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life And The World

" I believe that the real news on this planet is love—why it exists, where it came from, and where it is going. I believe that ultimately it is the love in our lives that underlies and makes possible our greatest healing and longevity. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all have a choice to be either accomplices in the status quo or everyday revolutionaries. We have a choice whether to succumb to the cultural trance, eat fast food, and race by each other in the night, or to build lives of caring, substance, and healing. So much depends on that choice.” John Robbins

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~ Leo Tolstoy

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by people from the cruelty of human kind. ~ Mahatma Ghandi
To me, this is grace - to have the veils lifted from our eyes so that we can recognize and serve the goodness in each other ... this is the magic, and the implacable grandeur of human life.

~ John Robbins from The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life And The World

We believe that food, as the most personal choice we make daily, is a unique starting point for awakening people to the power we each have to change the world around us. With this belief, The Small Planet Fund supports groups promoting the importance of our choices as citizens and as consumers, from the companies we support to the foods we choose to eat.
~ Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
~ Albert Einstein

There can be no question that more hunger can be alleviated with a given quantity of grain by completely eliminating animals.... It is not efficient to feed grain to animals and then to consume the livestock products. ~ Dr. M.E. Ensiminger

The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo. We need a boundless ethic which will also include the animals. ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer