Sunday, August 29, 2010

Review & Giveaway: EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer

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EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer


Book Description: 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."


About the Author: Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the most acclaimed young writers of his generation, a “certified wunderkind” (Time) whose work has appeared in The Paris Review, New York Times, and The New Yorker. He has earned a National Jewish Book Award, a Guardian First Book Award, and remarkable praise for his first two novels, Everything Is Illuminated (adapted for film in 2005) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Eating Animals is his first work of nonfiction.
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Here's What I Think:
This book is an incredible mix of information and emotional connection. It is written in such a way that you don't realize the very political undertones. Foer has really jumped deep down into our very moral fiber and started digging around. I really believe that he wants to understand not just how but why we have made the choices that have lead to our current food industry. The book is peppered with entertaining anecdotes (like debating whether or not to eat the family dog or the time snuck into a farm) that surprisingly do not detract from the serious message of the book, but rather bring it closer to home. This book has truly forced me to think a little harder about the items on the grocer's shelves and the food I serve to my family. A great read, important for the world we are creating around us.
  
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