Eating Animals

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byJonathan Safran Foer

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Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. 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."

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Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat s...

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author ofEverything Is IlluminatedandExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages.Everything Is Illuminatedreceived a National Jewish Book Award and a Guardian First Book Award, and was made into a film by Liev Schreiber. Foer lives in Brooklyn.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316069884

ISBN - 13:9780316069885

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"For a hot young writer to train his sights on a subject as unpalatable as meat production and consumption takes raw nerve. What makes Eating Animals so unusual is vegetarian Foer's empathy for human meat eaters, his willingness to let both factory farmers and food reform activists speak for themselves, and his talent for using humor to sweeten a sour argument."-
O, The Oprah Magazine