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loose book group reading The Omnivore's Dilemma in December

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message 1: by Lisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) Doug, Annm, and I are tentatively planning to read and discuss The Omnivore's Dilemma in December 2007. All are welcome to join us. Thanks.

message 2: by Lisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) Just for your information, so that you give yourselves time to read the Omnivore's Dilemma: This is not a short book. Depending on what edition you read, it's about 450-464 pages long. I notice that there's also an unabridged audio edition available.

message 3: by kristin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

kristin Hi Lisa,
Thanks for the invite. I read the first chapter on a plane about 2 months ago. I liked it and have wanted to finish, but haven't been able to get back to it. If I can find the time, I'll try to get back to it in the coming weeks.

message 4: by Bobby (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Bobby For me it will depend on how busy I am the next few weeks and when in December the discussion might take place.

message 5: by Lisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:40PM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) Bobby, I think the only way to "discuss" it is to post on these message boards here at the group. So it's not like a real world book club. So as long as we've read/are reading the book, anyone can post and reply to posts throughout December and beyond.

message 6: by Bobby (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:41PM) (new)

Bobby Aah, thanks for clarifying it. I have to say I am more interested in real life discussions than online so don't count on me. I'll still try to pick it up but have a feeling that with all the holiday stuff, I prob will not get to it. Thanks for letting me know though.

message 7: by Lisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:50PM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) I haven't started The Omnivore's Dilemma yet, but here's a link to an article in today's San Francisco paper that's of interest to this discussion:

message 8: by Ann M (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:19PM) (new)

Ann M | 1 comments Mod
Here I am, the prodigal moderator. I just got my copy from the local library. Couldn't see spending $ to be told it's okay to eat animals. Couldn't he say, it's okay NOT to eat them? That's what people need to hear who grew up with the food-groups-pyramid nonsense.

message 9: by Lisa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:19PM) (new)

Lisa Vegan (lisavegan) Annm, Well, he is an omnivore and has to find a way to feel ok with that. But, I felt the same way about getting it from the library! Just returned my copy.

message 10: by Doug (new)

Doug | 17 comments Mod
Annm, Lisa,

I agree with Lisa that he was trying to justify his eating animals. I also agree with Annm on the "Food-groups-pyramid nonsense". It has done so much harm to American's eating habits.


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