Ben Shaberman


Recent 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)

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