The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food (Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD)

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Somewhere in between Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, between eating at McDonald’s and killing a pig for dinner, there is a need for an audiobook that will probe more deeply and provide greater understanding and insight into the psychological factors that influence decisions about what we eat and why – and how these choices affect our lives, animals’ lives, and the environment. In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, the best-selling author of When Elephants Weep, does just that, showing how food affects our moral selves, our health, and the environment. The Face on Your Plate raises questions that make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take: How does the health of animals affect the health of our planet and of our bodies? What effect does eating animals have on our land, on our waters, and even on global warming? What are the results of farming practices – debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers – on animals and humans? As a psychoanalyst, Masson uniquely investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork – think pig, not bacon – and each culture’s distinction among animals considered food and those that are forbidden. The Face on Your Plate brings together Masson’s intellectual, psychological, and emotional expertise over the last twenty years into the pivotal book of the food revolution. Anyone who wants to be open-eyed about their food choices – vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters – will welcome this timely work.

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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of the bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon and The Assault on Truth. An American, he lives in New Zealand.

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This text examines a subject long debated, the morality associated with animal production for food and its effects on human health and natural resources. Each detail of animal abuse associated with food production--from fish to fowl--is included. The content makes a strong case for the vegan lifestyle, which goes beyond food choices to include clothing and personal-care products. Fred Stella's tenor voice maintains a nonjudgmental tone throughout--despite the sometimes-gruesome descriptions. Avoiding vocal variation, he narrates with an even pace and steady cadence between sentences and paragraphs. Stella's clear, crisp voice makes this a beneficial audio experience for both carnivores and herbivores. A.B. AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine

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