- Paperback: 341 pages
- Publisher: Little Brown; Export ed edition (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241144256
- ISBN-13: 978-0241144251
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (645 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,623,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What I felt, was that he did not preach about not eating animals. He presented information that I could personally relate to and grasp. For me, Jonathon felt like a messenger...where many have failed to bring light to what humans are systematically doing to animals every moment of every day. He provided very important information about 99% of the animals I used to buy and eat for my family and friends. I had no idea that the US alone consumes 10 billion animals PER YEAR. I finally woke up. One chicken has 2 wings(that they never use)--how many chicken wings come in a basket at a restaurant-6? 12? 24? I used to throw meat away after getting full. I was throwing away a life-a wasted one who suffered in life and in death. What frightened me more about this book is why is an author bringing this info to me? Where are the ongoing news specials on this?
Jonathon's personal tone, statistical/historical data, research team, true accounts from the field, letters, etc.Read more ›
Taking a stab at the book itself: I am not familiar with Foer's fictional works, but his background is evident as he lends the whole subject a compelling narrative and style that really make "Eating Animals" quite a page-turner (I read it in a day and a half). To those familiar with this debate, the statistics are not really new, nor are the horror stories of factory farming. What is new is the personalization of his approach (I too am a father and could relate to the decisions he faces), and, most effectively, his unflinching, relentless, repetitious focus on the reality of consuming 99% of the available meat today: The environmental damage, the suffering, the waste, the lies and corruption, the exploitation, the veil of secrecy amongst the industrial farming concerns. It is Foer's relentless focus of these central issues and his unwillingness to avoid the obvious question (How can it be ethical to consume meat under these conditions?) that I believe distinguish this book and make it most effective.
So what does this mean to this reviewer in terms of his personal habits? Well, I am a long-time consumer of meat. I love everything about it in terms of taste, texture, variety, preparation, culture, etc. I am a serious hobbyist-cook, and meat has played a central role in what I prepare...Read more ›
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I enjoyed 'Eating Animals' very much, as to earn it my rarely given five-star rating.
First, the writing is great, being consistently witty, intelligent, reasonably... Read more
This book should be required reading for American eaters. It is incredibly well written and eye opening. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amber Stinson
Life changing book. After reading this book, I did some more research on what Foer writes about. I spent another 3-4 months researching. Read morePublished 20 days ago by W. Robinson
Helped transition from vegetarian to vegan with shocking and informative content! Always recommend this book to anybody interested in knowing more about where their food comes from... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer