In this revalatory work, Jeffrey Mousaieff Masson explores what we eat and why. He shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. Uniquely, as a psychoanalyst, 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.
Anyone who wants to be open-eyed about their food choices - vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters - will welcome this timely book.
“Masson's rare combination of passionate advocacy and scientific perspicacity makes this book unusually powerful. As a psychoanalyst, he addresses the psychological and emotional barriers that keep people from adopting a compassionate lifestyle - and one so manifestly in the ir own interest, as well as society's and the planet's.”
– Atlantic Monthly
"This book could, quite literally, save the world"
– Sophie Morris, The Ecologist
“It's a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it”
– Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
"Intelligent, absorbing, and very easy to digest… an essential book for any person who thinks and/or eats"
– Debra Ginsberg, Shelf Awareness