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Veg Bookclub: Eating Animals

Join us for a lively discussion on the new book "Eating Animals". Whether you read the entire book or you read a few chapters join us and add your opinions. If you are an experienced vegetarian or brand new this should be an interesting book for all. Poor Richard's has a wide selection of food and coffee tea and live music starts at 7:30 pm for those interested. Experienced book clubber Jessica will be helping co facilitate. Thanks Jessica! Read about the book below and the reviews. See you next year at the first Bookclub Meetup : )
About Eating Animals, the book Like many others, Jonathan Safran Foer spent his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood—facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child’s behalf—his casual questioning took on an urgency. This quest ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong. This book is what he found. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir, and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many stories we use to justify our eating habits—folklore and pop culture, family traditions and national myth, apparent facts and inherent fictions. Read Natalie Portman's review on the link below.

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  • Liz C.

    It was a great opportunity to share my thoughts on this awesome book. This was the first time I've done a book club before and it was really fun. Great discussion questions. I also liked that we were able to connect some the ideas in this book to other resources/books - gave me some ideas for further learning.

    January 16, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to meet others who want to make the world a better place.

    January 15, 2010

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