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Paul McCartney writes exclusive essay for iPhone App

Paul McCartney wrote an exclusive essay called “Meat Free Monday” for the new Ether Books iPhone App released last week. The Ether iPhone app offers short stories, essays and poetry by new and established authors.

McCartney launched the Meat Free Monday campaign in 2009 with his daughters Stella and Mary McCartney to urge people to designate one meat free day a week to help save the environment.

Paul McCartney spoke about his recent essay in an interview with BBC Radio 4 on May 6. McCartney admits he doesn’t keep up to date with all the new technology.

“What was great was when you had one telephone under the stairs and when you weren’t in, you weren’t in and there wasn’t even an answering machine,” McCartney told the BBC. “That was great. Now nobody has any time.”

You can listen to audio from the interview here.

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Beatles wives present Glamour award to Stella McCartney

On November 9, 2009, Stella McCartney was presented with an award as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year for 2009. The award was presented to her at Carnegie Hall in New York City by none other than Yoko Ono, widow of the late John Lennon, Olivia Harrison, widow of the late George Harrison, and Barbara Bach, wife of Ringo Starr.

This was a touching gesture from the wives of Paul McCartney’s fellow bandmates from The Beatles, since Stella’s mother, Linda McCartney, died in 1998.

Yoko wrote about the event on her website:

All three of us came together with a deep feeling of love and joy for Stella’s accomplishment. Stella is family. I remember her from when she was a baby. Never thought that this baby would grow into such a magical person. Her creativity shows her free soul. And with that, she is giving a lot to the world. I love her. All three of us do. It was a very sweet day for us. yoko

The 38-year-old fashion designer wore a purple mini-dress that she designed and complained that it was the wrong thing to wear to an awards ceremony. McCartney was honored for her contributions to the fashion industry and her support of animal rights.

Stella recently joined her father and sister, Mary, to raise support for the Meat Free Mondays campaign to encourage people to eat less meat.

Watch a video of highlights from the 2009 Glamour Women of the Year awards


Paul McCartney and daughters, Mary and Stella McCartney, ask everyone to support ‘meat free monday’ campaign

The MEAT FREE MONDAY campaign was officially launched on June 15, 2009. Paul McCartney, his daughters Stella and Mary McCartney, Yoko Ono and many other celebrities were in attendance.

Watch a video about the ‘Meat Free Monday’ launch:

Over the last few years scientific data on livestock’s contribution to climate change has been increasing. Having a MEAT FREE MONDAY every week is a simple way to start making a real difference in the world. The more people who join in, the more difference we can make.

Sir Paul McCartney explains:
“I think many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world. Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heart of several important political, environmental and ethical issues all at once. For instance it not only addresses pollution, but better health, the ethical treatment of animals, global hunger and community and political activism.”

The Meat Free Monday website will feature useful tips and recipes from Linda McCartney’s cookbooks as well as the UK’s leading chefs. It will also provide a community of support and information for those who want to know more about the way diet choices can influence a healthier environment.

The campaign is supported by Linda McCartney Foods. The complete Linda McCartney range can be found on the brand new Linda McCartney Foods website.

Watch a video of Linda McCartney talking about her first vegetarian cookbook, Home Cooking

For more info, visit the official website (