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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Feb 18, 2011

it was amazing
Read in March, 2010

I liked the premise of this book. Safran Foer was about to become a father so he set out to investigate the food industry to determine how to feed his son. He was a vegetarian, then wasn't, then would choose to eat or not eat certain things at different points in his life. He tells you this to let you know that he enjoys certain animal foods for their taste, their tradition, and connection to family and culture. He also relays these facts about his dietary history to let you know he's on a fact-finding mission. He spends three years investigating people involved at all levels of animal-food production, spending time with people who are committed animal activists as well as committed meat producers on local, regional, national, and or international scales. I really found the book to be a fair take on the current state of meat production and the many ethical and environmental problems at work in those industries. The writing was great as well. He's clearly a very thoughtful investigator, thinker, and writer, as well as a thoughtful father. Safran Foer also lets his interviewees take over during several chapters of the book, which I found to be a nice shift in tone, pacing, and voice.

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beth i've liked everything i've ever read of his. i'll have to read this soon.

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