My Year of Meats
The perfect fiction companion to The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of FoodNow that Michael Pollan's New York Times bestsellers have opened up a national dialogue about where food really comes from, conscientious readers everywhere will want to devour My Year of Meats. When documentarian Jane... show more
The perfect fiction companion to The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of FoodNow that Michael Pollan's New York Times bestsellers have opened up a national dialogue about where food really comes from, conscientious readers everywhere will want to devour My Year of Meats. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by the American meat-exporting industry, she begins to uncover some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a very dangerous hormone called DES. A modern-day take on Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, veteran filmmaker Ruth Ozeki's novel has been hailed as "rare and provocative" (USA Today) and "up-to-the-minute" (Chicago Tribune).
Publish date: March 1st 1999
Pages no: 361
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
"My Year Of Meats" was a delightful read that provided an accessible story, engaging characters, humorous glimpses of two culture misunderstanding one another and still managed to take a serious look at the American meat industry and the American public's unwillingness to believe unpleasant truths....
After reading BrokenTune's review of this book, I knew I needed to find a copy and read it for myself. I found a copy at the library (where I also signed up for an adult summer reading challenge) and devoured the story in no time. The writing was excellent. The commentary was thoughtful. The ways...
"I am haunted by all the things— big things and little things, Splendid Things and Squalid Things— that threaten to slip through the cracks, untold, out of history." You know when you start a book and it speaks to your own experiences or thoughts at a particular point in time? If I had to pick a b...
It's funny how expectations get in the way of a read. This was recommended to me and I came to it with preconceived ideas that weren't actually there in the story. I liked this book. The only thing that stopped me from really liking it was that it felt plotted and a little contrived. And yet in...
As I was reading, I kept thinking, "I can't believe she got away with this!" It felt as though she wrote a documentary as a novel. It has the pacing and characterization of a novel, but is also a searing expose of the meat industry. This book definitely leaves an impression.