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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

Just Get It Now! ,

Good Read

Easy to read and reinforces that we should be considering our whole family when we are choosing what we eat. It affects more than our immediate health it affects farmers and the wider community.

LamontC ,

Powerful book

One of the most thought provoking books I have read in a long time.

ODF x Fury12 ,

This book will change your perspective

This book changed the way I look at meat and the way I've been eating meat. Whenever the idea of eating meat from factory farms comes into discussion with family and friends I will recommend that they read this book. This book won't make you vegan but it will make you question the ways in which you eat and ethically obtain meat. Thank you for writing this book

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