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Jonathan Safran Foer (Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)
Jonathan Safran Foer (Photo: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer made his name young and powerfully.

In two startlingly fresh books — "Everything Is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" — he brought a new generation’s eye to the Holocaust and to the shock of 9/11.

Now, the young novelist has gone non-fiction to look at the most elemental of human habits: what we eat. Specifically, the factory-farmed meat Americans consume in titanic volumes.

He thinks it’s wrong. He may persuade you.

This hour, On Point: A conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer on his new book, "Eating Animals."

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Jonathan Safran Foer joins us from New York. He's the author of the acclaimed novels "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." His new book,  "Eating Animals," is a  nonfiction appeal for a moral reconsideration of meat eating.

You can read an excerpt from "Eating Animals" at the book's website.

This program aired on November 13, 2009.

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