Synopses & Reviews
In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork and urges readers to consciously make decisions about food.
"Few bring to the table the wealth of knowledge and insight found here. . . . Masson's rare combination of passionate advocacy and scientific perspicacity makes this book unusually powerful." The Atlantic
"Intelligent, absorbing and very easy to digest, this is an essential book for any person who thinks and/or eats." Debra Ginsberg
This book could, quite literally, save the world. --Sophie Morris
The bestselling author of "When Elephants Weep" explores humans' relationship with the animals they call food. Masson investigates how denial keeps people from recognizing the animal at the end of their fork as well as each culture's distinctions among animals considered food and those that are forbidden.
"It's a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it."--Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Jeffrey Moussaieff Massona former psychoanalyst and projects director of the Sigmund Freud Archives, has authored over a dozen books, including the bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Assault on Truthand The Face on Your Plate. An American, he lives in New Zealand.