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Publisher Description

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.

Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.

Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill.

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers" -and a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world.

Business & Personal Finance
November 2
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

JBilmer ,


This book is incredible. Brilliantly written and most importantly eye opening for every person that reads it. Every single person on the planet should read this book!

Jmapt ,


I have been struggling witht he decision to convert to being vegetarian, this book was a great resource. The author presents the research in an informative, but interesting way. It contains Foer's personal insight which makes it in no way like a textbook or formal resource. Great for making informed choices about eating.

Coolblue2 ,

5/5 stars

A very informative and eye-opening book. I have learned so much about the food we eat from reading this book. I feel differently towards my food now because I now know what it has been through to get to the supermarket. Reading this book has inspired me to make changes in my diet.

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