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"A touching and thought-provoking exploration of not only what we eat but how we eat it." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"As a long-time vegetarian . . . I was more than a little wary. . . Fortunately, this book retires exhausted tropes and instead presents a truly original and touching account of connecting with nature.”
Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City
"Both a personal tale of how one man comes to terms with the meat on his plate and a historical look at humanity’s connection to animals, The Mindful Carnivore delivers new insight in the too often simplistic vegetarian-versus-carnivore argument."
"A gripping look at some of the central questions, both practical and philosophical, of human existence."
“One of the most unusual and intriguing books I’ve ever read. . . . Thought-provoking, educational, subtle, and agenda-free.”
New Mexico Wildlife
"This groundbreaking book has enormous potential to create a dialogue with differing groups."
"A touching and thought-provoking exploration of not only what we eat but how we eat it."
Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook
"Cerulli offers penetrating insights into not only where our food comes from, but what our daily dietary choices say about who we are as human beings."
Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of Righteous Porkchop
"Elegantly written, thoughtful, intensely personal yet universal, Tovar Cerulli’s The Mindful Carnivore is destined to become a classic."
Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn and Raising Steaks
"Bull’s-eye! Cerulli cuts through forests of argument with a thoughtful and thrilling narrative. We experience his growing awareness of what it means to be fully involved in the web of nature. With him we can wonder at its complex mystery and share in ‘mindful eating’ as a sacred act."
Jan E. Dizard, author of Mortal Stakes and Going Wild
"A remarkably candid, nuanced, and engaging meditation on what it means to be human. The Mindful Carnivore is a bracing read."
As a hunter for many years, this book was very interesting and enlightening.
I read it after reading Aldo Leopold's Land County Almanac, which is a great book as well. Read more
Tovar Cerulli is a deep and diverse man - and he has tackled a highly volatile subject in his outstanding book THE MINDFUL CARNIVORE. Read morePublished 7 months ago by GEORGE H BRISTOL
To the author: thank you for sharing your experience. I hope that plenty of people read this book and take the mindful part to heart. This book was very enjoyable.Published 9 months ago by jane harlow
(Full review here: [...]) I recommend this book to anyone who has considered giving up meat, or who is considering returning to eating it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by JS
I think that everyone should read this book. As a female hunter is Alaska, I have had many of the same struggles: I have no tradition to give thanks, and I lament the loss of life... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Courtney E Bacom
...and I read a lot--I have purchased 4 more of these already to give away! beautiful prose, a solid argument, and impossible to put down.Published 20 months ago by Dr. Carol B. Low
I am an open minded, female, Michael Pollan-reading near-vegan and will remain mostly vegan after reading this book. But I am so glad I read this book! Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by F. Young
What a beautiful and honest book! I loved reading the author's frank and heart-felt discussion of his journey toward veganism, and then his journey away from it toward meat-eating... Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Liz Roseman