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Round-up: Eating Animals (a day late)

November 7, 2009

Eating AnimalsOne of my favorite novelists, Jonathan Safran Foer has written a non fiction book about well, eating animals. It’s been getting a lot of attention since it’s release, both good and not-so-good, but most importantly, from within the animal rights community and without. I haven’t read it myself yet, but by all accounts, it’s a book worth reading. I get the sense that the book is not a manifesto of any kind, but definitely weightier, or more realistic (meaning he takes a good hard look at the reality of eating animals) than say Michael Pollan’s books. It’s great to see such an unassuming and mainstream figure speaking critically (and intelligently) of America’s overindulgence in meat. I have a lot of hope for Eating Animals and very much look forward to reading it.

 

After reading Eating Animals, Natalie Portman cut out the crap and went vegan.

SuperVegan has a great post that reads somewhat critical of the book. What’s really great though, is Josh Hooten’s (Herbivore) review of Safran Foer’s talk at Powell’s this past week.

NPR interviewed Safran Foer earlier this week and includes an excerpt from the book on their website.

Vegan talk show host, Ellen talked with Safran Foer and brought him into the homes of millions of Americans this week. (It’s too bad the show’s website is littered with advertisements for meat products.)

The official site for Eating Animals is interactive and compelling.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2009 5:55 pm

    I’m very excited to read this book, and see what it is all about! It’s funny because I have been waiting for a new book of his to come out for some time, I never expected it to be a nonfiction, nor a book about food.

  2. November 20, 2009 11:39 pm

    Becky, does the library have any copies yet? I’m really excited about reading it too! It will be interesting to see how Safran Foer’s particular writing style lends itself to non fiction.

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