Eating Animals

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."

Details

Author(s)
Jonathan Safran Foer
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
106 x 172 x 25mm | 167g
Publication date
10 Sep 2010
Publisher
Little, Brown & Company
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0316127167
ISBN13
9780316127165
Bestsellers rank
5,202

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