The Face on Your Plate by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
The Truth About Food

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“It’s a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it.”—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times


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.
 

About Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of twenty-five books, including the New York Times bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The Face on Your Plate, and The Assault on Truth. An American, he lives in New Zealand.
 
Published February 7, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Cooking, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Masson’s rhetoric is hard to deny and exceedingly simple: “all living beings want to live and do not want to die.” The slaughtering of animals is just that, and rhetorical feints toward a decent life and a decent death are denial.

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“Each bite of meat involves the killing of an animal that did not need to die,” Masson (When Elephants Weep ) reminds readers, and if the advocacy of a completely vegan diet (neither milk nor eggs, in addition to giving up meat and fish) is not particularly new—even Masson acknowledges that he is...

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A false sense of our uniqueness as humans, as opposed to true understanding of our animal nature and the fact that we share more than 95% of our DNA with some animals (depending, of course, on the animal), has allowed us to deny their suffering or to rationalize killing them for food as their sub...

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Norton & Company Product Description The best-selling author of When Elephants Weep explores our relationship with the animals we call food.In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff ...

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"While there are plenty of readers who are not writers," she wrote in the Guardian, "there are no writers who are not readers, and one of the great gifts of this extraordinary bookshop is to keep writers and readers on the same creative continuum.

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