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Eating Animals is Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening account of where meat comes from 'I simply wanted to know - for myself and my family - what meat is. Where does it come from? How is it produced? What are the economic, social and environmental effects? Are there animals that it is straightforwardly right to eat? Are there situations in which not eating animals is wrong? If this began as a personal quest, it didn't stay that way for long ...' Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is the most original book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good. 'Moving, disturbing, should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out 'Shocking, incandescent, brilliant' The Times 'Everyone who eats flesh should read this book' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Gripping, horrible, wonderful, breathtaking, original. A brilliant synthesis of argument, science and storytelling. One of the finest books ever written on the subject of eating animals' The Times Literary Supplement 'Horrifying, eloquent, timely' Spectator 'If you eat meat and fish, you should read this book. Even if you don't, you should. It might bring the beginning of a change of heart about all living things' Joanna Lumley Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of Everything is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is now a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock; and Eating Animals. He is also the editor of A Convergence of Birds.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 112 x 180 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 024195083X
  • 9780241950838
  • 11,691

About Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977 in Washington, DC. He is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Eating Animals. He has also edited a new modern edition of the sacred Jewish Haggadah. Everything Is Illuminated won several literary prizes, including the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, and his stories have been published in the Paris Review, Conjunctions and the New Yorker. Jonathan Safran Foer teaches Creative Writing at New York University. His forthcoming book, Here I Am, will be published in Autumn 2016 by Hamish Hamilton.

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Customer reviews

As a keen vegetarian and environmentalist I though i was well read on the issues raised in this book - most significantly, the horrific cruelty surrounding all aspects at the meat, egg and dairy industry, as well as the mind-boggling effects the practice of raising, growing and consuming animal products has on our environment. However, Foer delves further than one may have thought possible, accounting first hand experience while provoking one's conscious, yet without bias and heavy guilt trips. It encouraged me to make more of a conscious effort to remain informed of the origins of my food, and even for non-vegetarians it is an undoubtedly interesting, thought provoking read, encouraging us perhaps not to forgo animal products (though, he outlines the countless reasons why this may be for the better), but to be more aware of our food choices and the effects these can make as mere individuals. Not simple a doom sayer about factory farming or a militant vegan campaign, this book is eye-opening and causes you to think about the issues it raises long after you have closed the covers.show more
by Anita Theodorou
This book sheds a LOT of light onto the world of factory farming. Safran Foer has an engaging writing style that makes reading this frightening book an easy task. I thoroughly enjoyed this and am recommending it to all that I know.show more
by EWRichard