Jonathan Safran Foer

 Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two novels, "Everything Is Illuminated" (adapted for film in 2005) and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". "Eating Animals" is his first work of nonfiction.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Quitting Meat: A Process Of Change
Mark Twain said that quitting smoking is among the easiest things one can do; he did it all the time. I would add vegetarianism to the list of easy things. In high school I became a vegetarian more times than I can now remember, most often as an effort to claim some identity in a world of people whose identities seemed to come effortlessly. I wanted a slogan to distinguish my mom's Volvo's bumper, a bake sale cause to fill the self-conscious half hour of school break, an occasion to get closer to the breasts of activist women.
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