Skip to main content


Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer, who became a literary star with his first novel Everything Is Illuminated, reads from and discusses his first work of non-fiction, Eating Animals. Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into passivity.


Recorded Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Harold Washington Library Center.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.