Eating Animals

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Little, Brown, Sep 1, 2010 - Social Science - 368 pages
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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 Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."

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This book challenged me to think a little more about the food I choose to eat. Foer gives a good description of factory farming and presents a number of perspectives on the morality of eating meat ... Read full review

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This books is one of the few books I've come across that I think everyone should read. It is one of the best condemnations of factory farming ever written. Clearly presented are the enormous threats ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. 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 Brooklyn.

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