Give a Sh*t

Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet.


By Ashlee Piper

Read by Ashlee Piper

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“The time for stepping up and protecting our planet is now. And this book is an easy, enjoyable place to start.” — Moby

It’s time to put your good intentions into action. It’s time to give a shit — about your health, your footprint, and your planet.

Give a Sh*t guides you through the transition to a kinder, healthier, more conscious, and sustainable life like no book has done before. With a humorous and nonjudgmental tone, savvy eco-friendly lifestyle expert Ashlee Piper walks you through easy-but-impactful shifts anyone can make to live and be better every damn day:
  • In your home – Room-by-room guidance and tactics for a chic, affordable, sustainable living space, no matter where or how you live
  • In the kitchen – 20+ unfussy, quick, and delicious plant-based recipes for every life occasion, from pantry staples like White Witch Almond Milk to exciting everyday fare like Walnut Chorizo Tostadas to kick-ass desserts like Jamocha Silk Pie
  • In your closet – Advice for building a polished, ethical wardrobe in a world of fast fashion
  • In the mirror – Beauty and grooming tips and DIY products (from skin care to foundation to, ahem, ladytime provisions) that are safer, natural, cruelty-free, and, best of all, effective
  • In the wild – How to maintain your values (and your moxie) at work, in your social life, and when abroad
Give a Sh*t isn’t a manual of restrictions — it’s a practical handbook that meets you where you are and finally harmonizes doing good with living well.


  • "The time for stepping up and protecting our planet is now. And this book is an easy, enjoyable place to start."
  • "If everyone gave a shit, we'd have a far better world. This is Making Kind Choices for today's audience, and I love it."
    Ingrid Newkirk, PETA President and Co-Founder and author of One Can Make a Difference
  • "I love Ashlee's honest and fun writing style. It's so refreshing to read the truth about topics people like to pretend don't exist. Big fan!"
    Daniella Monet, actress and activist
  • "Become the superstar human you kind of knew you were but needed guidance on becoming . . . read this book and you (and the whole, wide world) will be better for it."
    Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean, Veganist, and Clean Protein
  • "Getting it together never felt and looked so good. Listen to Ashlee . . . she's the sh*t."
    Nicole Lapin, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch
  • "Saving the world can seem like a pretty daunting feat without a guidebook to start you on the right path. This is that book. Ashlee Piper gives you all the inspiration, information, and instruction you need to make those small changes that can have a huge impact.
    Annie Shannon, bestselling author of Betty Goes Vegan and Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking
  • "A smart, quick, useful, and, yes, hilariously profane guide to living in ways that will make the world a far better place. Who knew being good could be so much fun?"
    Suzy Welch, New York Times best-selling author of 10-10-10 and co-author of The Real-Life MBA
  • "Give a Sh*t is like having every savvy article on going green-from how to properly recycle to tips on creating a non-toxic beauty routine-all in one place. It's the perfect dose of eco-guidance for anyone craving real, no-BS advice."
    Greta Eagan, author of Wear No Evil: How to Change the World with Your Wardrobe
  • "This is the guide well-intentioned-but-overwhelmed people have been waiting for. Thoughtful, funny, and utterly practical."
    Natalie Slater, author of Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans
  • "Ashlee makes a strong case that it's not so hard to give a shit. She makes it chic to be eco-friendly for a new generation of consumers who don't want to choose between efficacy and sustainability. This book is so on point!"
    Leila Janah, CEO and founder, Samasource and LXMI and author of Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time
  • "Ashlee Piper is a maven of consciousness, a conduit to kindness, and a green glamazon of the highest order. She preaches the ethos I've been espousing for decades: you can look like a fox and still be truly good to the planet and all its inhabitants. This is a book all sustainable-curious, committed plant-eaters, and green fashionistas should have handy."
    Chloé Jo Davis, founder/editor of GirlieGirlArmy
  • "Fun, friendly, and girl-powered (but dishing out the skinny on some serious stuff), this book will chat its way into your heart and, more importantly, into your choices. Piper's plan for saving animals and the planet also has you spiffing your style and living to the fullest."
    Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan and Living a Charmed Life
  • "Ashlee makes it easy to give a shit. This book is a simple, modern conversation with simple actionable plans to live by and really make a difference. None of us can afford to just suck air and take this life for granted. I think everyone needs a copy of this book!"
    Brook Harvey-Taylor, founder of Pacifica

On Sale
Jun 26, 2018
Hachette Audio

Ashlee Piper

About the Author

Ashlee Piper is a political strategist turned vegan and eco-lifestyle expert, journalist, and TV personality. She’s a regular contributor to Refinery29, Women’s Health, ABC, CBS, and Glamour, among other outlets. Piper holds a BA from Brown University and an MSc from the University of Oxford, UK. She lives in Chicago with her shelter dog, Banjo. Learn more at

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