Book Praise & Awards

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Praise for Redemption

Redemption is called “powerful and inspirational,” “ground-breaking,” and “a must read for anyone who cares about animals.” It is the most critically acclaimed book on its topic ever written, with five national book awards.

Redemption is a passionate advocacy for ending the killing of homeless dogs and cats in shelters. Telling the story of how the movement of animal sheltering in the United States was born of compassion and lost its way… Redemption offers hope that America can yet change its ways. Highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Reviews,

“A gripping story, told by an iconoclast determined to make a difference.” – Seth Godin, best selling author of ten books and the world’s number 1 business/marketing blogger.

“[T]he most provocative and best-informed overview of animal sheltering ever written.” –Animal People.

“An important work… The world owes much to those rare individuals who see things differently – and who then devote themselves to vindicating their maverick conclusions.” –The Bark, 

“[An] excellent, empowering new book.” – 

“One of the most important books you’ll read this year.”– 

More Reviews:

San Francisco Chronicle

Ithaca Journal

Sacramento Bee (scroll to page 3-4)

Praise for Irreconcilable Differences


Irreconcilable Differences is called “clear and rigorously reasoned,” “excellent reading,” “a real page turner,” “inspiring,” and “the perfect follow-up to Redemption by “the voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of the animal sheltering industry.” Winner of a bronze medal from the Independent Publishers Association and an Indie gold medal winner for Best Book (Animals/Pets).

“Clear and rigorously reasoned,” “excellent reading,” and offering “keen insights” across a wide range of issues including the achievement of a No Kill nation, adoptions, feral cats, animal rights, “euthanasia,” and more. – The Bark.

“The perfect follow-up to Winograd’s outstanding first book Redemption.” – Animal Wise Radio.

Irreconcilable Differences is a must read.” – Midwest Book Review.

“Even more inspiring than …. Redemption.” – Bob Kerridge, President, Royal New Zealand SPCA.

“A real page turner, I loved it more than Redemption. And I loved Redemption.” – Bonney Brown, Nevada Humane Society.

Praise for All American Vegan

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Praise for Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire… is the book no kill advocates have been waiting for… Friendly Fire lives up to the expectations set by Nathan Winograd’s previous books, Redemption andIrreconcilable Differences. No kill advocates will want to make a space on their bookshelves for this one.” –

“All I can say is WOW!” – Carol Tutzauer, Buffalo Humane.

“A breathtaking piece of work.” – Mike Fry, Animal Wise Radio.

Praise for Redemption, a film by Nathan Winograd


Official Selection, San Pedro International Film Festival


Best Film, San Pedro International Film Festival

Official Selection, Torchlight Film Program at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts