Ben Shaberman


Jerry’s Vegan Women

Now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble


 Notable Praise

Jerry’s Vegan Women takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions, from laughter and excitement to disdain and heartbreak for what might have been. It’s an irreverent and fun look at the intersection of dietary and relationship ethics. You won’t want to put it down.

- Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection, The Humane Society of the United States

Jerry’s Vegan Women is an absorbing collection of stories about a thoughtful guy whose life is changed through his relationships with vegan women.  Through Shaberman’s storytelling, the reader empathizes with Jerry and his compassion for our planet’s amazing animal kingdom.

- Carole Hamlin, Board Member, Vegetarian Resource Group

You don’t have to be hardcore vegan to enjoy and appreciate the engaging—and often insightful—stories of Ben Shaberman.  He writes with flair, humor, and compassion about characters, relationships, and situations that have a universal appeal, even to the steak-and-potatoes reader.

- Roland Goity, Editor, WIPs: Works (of Fiction) in Progress Literary Journal

The most engaging aspect of Ben Shaberman’s writing is his distinctive voice. Typically lighthearted, often amusing, Ben’s voice grabs you by the hand and pulls you along for an entertaining ride.

- Tiffany Hauck, Editor, Split Infinitive, Literary Journal

Recent Journal Publications (selected)

This High — Empty Mirror

Gay Men Like Me — The Good Men Project

An Unexpected Case of Manboobs — The Good Men Project

Dangling Testicle Signals Doom for the Universe — The Good Men Project

Staying in the Game — Split Infinitive

Missy (from Jerry’s Vegan Women) — WIPS

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Palpitations — Crunchable

The Vegan Monologues

Ben’s collection of humorous essays, stories, and ruminations.
Available here and on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Check out the VegNews story about The Monologues

Read Off the Warpath, a favorite from the book

Read Hardcore Entomology, another crowd pleaser from the book


About The Vegan Monologues

There’s nothing funny about being vegan, unless you’re humorist Ben Shaberman. From dog chases to fornicating grasshoppers to chicken stock sabotage, he explores the lighter side of the meat-free lifestyle. Shaberman’s reflections will put  a smile on the faces of vegans and omnivores alike.

His essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, and a variety of other publications. His commentaries have also been carried by NPR’s Morning Edition as well as NPR in Baltimore and Des Moines.

Rave Reviews for The Vegan Monologues

“Smart, wry, and just a little bit cynical, Ben Shaberman’s Vegan Monologues parlays the author’s unique sense of humor into a readable tome that elucidates the joys—and tribulations—of the meat-free lifestyle.”
- Aurelia d’Andrea, Editorial Director, VegNews Magazine

“Ben Shaberman has a remarkable talent: He writes entertaining stories with a vegetarian focus. His essays are insightful and intelligent, and they’ll make you laugh out loud. He is entertaining to the end.”
- Shane Speer, Former Deputy Editor, Vegetarian Times

“Ben’s warm writing takes equal aim at social absurdities and his own human vulnerabilities. This book is for all of us who find ourselves searching for meaning in the routine triumphs and disappointments of our everyday lives.”
- Aaron Henkin, Co-Producer, WYPR (NPR in Baltimore)

Get the Flash Player to see this player.