Jonathan Safran Foer
Life is tough for hyperliterate carnivores. Most of them agree that Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer's debut novel, is one of the best books of the decade. (Paste magazine just ranked it No. 9 on its own 2000-2009 list.) So does that mean that with the publication of Eating AnimalsFoer's first nonfiction book, about the toll that meat production takes on the planet and the insanity of eating cows and chickens but not puppies and kittieswe have to stop eating animals? Is it possible to appreciate smart storytelling, tenacious reporting and compelling arguments, and still appreciate a cheeseburger? Test your mettle when Foer comes to the Penn Bookstore ... if you can stomach it.
Tuesday, Dec 15, 7pm. Free. Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut sts. 215.898.7595. upenn.edu/bookstore