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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Narrator: Fred Stella Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and the environment. It raises questions to make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take: What effect does eating animals have on our land, water, even global warming? What are the results of farming practices - debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers - on animals and humans? How does the health of animals affect the health of our planet and our bodies? And uniquely, as a psychologist, Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork - think pig, not bacon - and each culture's distinctions 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 20 years into a pivotal audiobook on the food revolution. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Penny | 2/20/2014

    " Great up to date book where I learned much about fish farming and eating vegan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marissa | 2/18/2014

    " I appreciated the author's psychoanalytic perspective, particularly his discussion of denial. Like Mr. Moussaieff Masson, I think those who consume animals are not completely ignorant of ethical, environmental and societal issues relating to a 'carnivorous' diet. It seems to me (and to many others, including the author) that if we (both individuals and society as a whole) were to acknowledge the exploitation and destruction related to animal consumption, it would be far more difficult to swallow myths such as "humane slaughter," "free-range hens" or "sustainable seafood." A worthy read for anyone interested in animal rights, vegetarianism, veganism and the philosophical and psychological factors related to these topics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erin | 2/13/2014

    " Kinda strange book. Not sure what the ultimate point was, other than animals have feelings too. I admit, I skimmed the chapter on fish and their feelings. Don't recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christine | 2/12/2014

    " This book is not too enlightening if you have already read The Omnivore's Dilemma, or any other book that looks at what we eat. While I think the author has a valid lifestyle to promote (I am vegetarian), his argument loses might when he uses overly passionate and borderline inflammatory language to try to win support to his views. The author doesn't seem to get that using that approach will lose more people than win. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is an American author who wrote many bestselling books about animals. He was professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, where he also trained as a Freudian analyst, becoming, briefly, director of the Freud Archives. He has written books critical of psychoanalysis (The Assault on Truth, Final Analysis, and Against Therapy), psychiatry (A Dark Science), gurus (My Father’s Guru), and wolf children (Kaspar Hauser) before turning his attention to the emotional lives of animals. Masson lives on a beach outside Auckland with four cats; Benjy the failed guide dog; his wife, Leila (a pediatrician); and two sons, Manu and Ilan.