We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve won approval to to hold a book club at the Kalamazoo Public Library! The Vegan Book club will be an official event at the Library and promoted on all its literature.
We’ll meet quarterly, and the first meeting will probably be some time in April, 2015. The first book (so you can get started early) is Jonathan Safran Foer’s bestselling Eating Animals. The library already stocks several copies of it, and most bookstores should carry it, too. Below is a description; we’ll post post date and time as soon as they’re available.
Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them.
Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is a book that, in the words of the Los Angeles Times, places Jonathan Safran Foer “at the table with our greatest philosophers.”