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Eating Animals

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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 LumleyJonathan 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 and of a new edition of the Haggadah.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 ed.
  • 014103193X
  • 9780141031934
  • 35,524

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A spirited, emotional and well-researched investigation into what our taste for flesh really means * Observer * Deserves a place at the table with our greatest philosophers * Los Angeles Times * Shocking, incandescent, brilliant * The Times * Everyone who eats flesh should read this book -- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Extremely smart and incredibly curious * Vanity Fair * 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 Supplementshow more

About Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eating Animals and Here I Am. 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.show more

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A spirited, emotional and well-researched investigation into what our taste for flesh really means Observershow more

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This book will change your life and your attitude towards eating meat forever. Factory and industrial farming is the way the world is going. Count me out! I've worked in a pig "farm" before sadly and the abuse is horrendous. This book reminded me of how bad it was.show more
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