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Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals

Dec 1, 2009 • 7:00 pm ET
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Written with the verve readers know from his novels, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Foer’s first nonfiction book – Eating Animals – grew out of his need to justify dietary decisions to his children. A vegetarian and sometime vegan, Foer carefully examines the stories we tell ourselves about what we eat, considering notions of comfort, tradition, and culture. He blends his memories of the roles food played in his childhood with literary representations of meals; reviews various philosophies of food; and conducts his own investigations into factory farms.