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Book Discussion: Eating Animals

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."

Note: Join us for the book discussion over a juice from One Luck Duck or around the corner is Green if you'd like to get food to go and join us. 

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  • Charlotte M.

    I'd love to discuss the book with some of you at another time. I think this book was the impetus for me to never even dream of eating meat again.

    1 · April 2, 2014

    • Jacqueline F.

      When we all get a chance, I'd like that!

      April 2, 2014

  • Samantha

    Lively and interesting discussion! I enjoyed hearing everyone's thoughts on the book.

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Tara W.

    Hi, folks. I ran into a bump at the last minute. Sorry for not making it! I love this book.

    March 30, 2014

    • Jacqueline F.

      No worries, we'll see you next time :-)

      March 30, 2014

  • Louise

    Sorry I missed it guys! Hubby needed the truck for work today. Next time for sure! :-)

    March 30, 2014

    • Jacqueline F.

      No worries, we'll see you next time :-)

      March 30, 2014

  • Jacqueline F.

    Sitting right across from One Lucky Duck. Plenty of tables and we have a nice grassy patch to choose from. See everyone in a few :-)

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Like Phillip, I haven't had time to read the book, and would profit from sitting in on the discussion to get new inputs. I always seem to inputs, whether I know what I'm talking about or not, but will hold back this time.

    March 30, 2014

  • Charlotte M.

    I am listen to the audiobook. It is so graphic, I could barely eat supper after reading it! Who said it was a beginning book for those who don't know much about animal rights?!? As to attending: I really want to go to Siclovia on Sunday. My yoga teacher will be demonstrating different kinds of yoga at Mission Concepcion Park. If I can get someone to go with me to Siclovia, then I'll do that. I'll have to let you know at the last minute.

    1 · March 28, 2014

  • Phillip

    I haven't had time to read the book, but would love to sit in on the discussion and hear some new ideas and enjoy some juice :) May be called away, though

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Jacqueline F.

      We look forward to the discussion. Don't worry about not reading the book, we had a few last month that didn't read the book, but liked the discussion part :-)

      March 26, 2014

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