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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (25 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: February 2009 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 2/11/2014

    " I learned a lot about slaughterhouses and other animal conditions before they are killed for food. I liked the chapters having to do with nutrition and lifestyle more than the information about animals' feelings. i did not like the chapter on "Denial" at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Smith | 2/5/2014

    " Great book. Fresh perspective. You will never think of animals in the same way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/21/2014

    " Another very interesting book by Mr. Masson which presents a very good argument for being vegetarian. As in his last book, he explores the emotional life of farm animals, demonstrating how close to human-like they are. Also explains how much better a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables and low in meat is for people. I really enjoyed this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra Rhoton | 1/12/2014

    " A book everyone should read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chantel | 12/17/2013

    " This book is informative, insightful, and a little hokey. We should, however, all think about the living thing that once was ... on our plate(s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myemmy | 12/9/2013

    " generally like all of Masson's books, even if I don't agree with every detail, he makes very compelling arguments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie Busby | 11/29/2013

    " I am not going to become a vegan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 11/24/2013

    " I just got this today. I'm super excited about it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 11/20/2013

    " Interesting points of view about becoming vegan or at least vegetarian but I found the writing hard to follow. Author rambled on frequently and did not stay on topic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 7/29/2013

    " This book was hard to read. I basically felt he was trying to convert people to be vegans. It was okay in general but didn't hold my interest long enough to finish. I did skip to the last chapter "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Schlosser | 3/15/2013

    " I think everyone who is borderline vegetarian/ vegan should read this book. It is brutally honest and I loved that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 1/18/2013

    " may have inspired me to become a vegetarian. I don't eat much meat anyway, but I really became fully aware of how bad it is for the environment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 9/16/2012

    " Very powerful book. Inspired me to go back to being vegetarian, and I also want to look into veganism, or find a way to only drink more ethical milk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fernando | 6/2/2012

    " Great work, an eye-opener. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 11/5/2010

    " Wow...very eye opening. The first time I am truly considering vegetarianism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra | 10/19/2010

    " A book everyone should read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 8/16/2010

    " Anyone who cares about animals should read this book and everyone should know where their food comes from and how its produced! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheera | 8/13/2010

    " The prose isn't sparkling, but the author's humanity shines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose Ann | 6/25/2010

    " Well, this book will certainly make you think. And I felt guilty when I had a glass of milk and bacon & eggs for my nerxt meal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myemmy | 6/11/2010

    " generally like all of Masson's books, even if I don't agree with every detail, he makes very compelling arguments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 5/30/2010

    " This book was hard to read. I basically felt he was trying to convert people to be vegans. It was okay in general but didn't hold my interest long enough to finish. I did skip to the last chapter "

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About the Narrator

Fred Stella has worked as an actor and voice talent in radio, television, independent films, and audiobooks. He was awarded the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award for Best Male Narration in 2002. He is on the adjunct faculty staff of Muskegon Community College.