Eating Animals

September 1, 2010|
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Part memoir and part investigative report,Eating Animalsis 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 Animalsis a book that, in the words of theLos 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.
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Eating Animals. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages. Everything Is Illuminated received a National Jewish Book Award and a Guardian First Book Award, and was made into a film by Liev Schreiber. Foer lives in Bro...
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Title:Eating Animals
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:September 1, 2010
Publisher:Little, Brown And Company
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316069885

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