by Jonathan Safran Foer

Reviewer Rating:
5

Review

Jonathan Safran Foer is at a crossroads in his life. About to become a father, he suddenly feels the urge to write a book about eating animals. His impending fatherhood has made him realize many things about his life and the life and earth he wishes to leave for his son. Braving the elements, darkness and a sense of taboo, he begins to explore the area of factory farming, even going as far as breaking in to a chicken farm. Eating animals is not your typical vegetarian advocacy book. It will tug at your heartstrings to read one fathers struggle to bring new life into the world while continuing to purchase the result of killing animals . I thoroughly enjoyed this book...The facts were clear and it was a surprisingly easy read without being judgmental and preachy. it also brings humor to the situation (check out the recipe for fire roasted dog) . At times it becomes a bit philosophical but it is intriguing to see one mans history with food... and animals.

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