Reading Between the Lines with Jonathan Safran Foer
Combining several formats - book reading, audience interaction, and literary investigation - Jonathan delights audiences with an insightful, behind the scenes analysis of his bestselling novels.
Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them. The resulting book, Eating Animals, is part memoir and part investigative report. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, it places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers." The stories of how the book came to be, and the shocking information that he learned, make for eye-opening conversation.
Jonathan Safran Foer's book We Are The Weather is the call to action we need
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER's We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast (September 17), is just the unifying-- and achievable-- call to action we need in these polarizing times. Foer has already been sought-out to speak about the book at the United Nations Development Programme's 2019 Social Good Summit-- which tackles the top issues of our time-- making this a fantastic opportunity to bring a timely message to your next event. We Are the Weather explores the central global dilemma of our time-- climate change-- in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. Foer reveals how the task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves, and that only through collective action will we save our home and way of life. We Are the Weather has already been listed in The Times' Best New Books for Autumn 2019, influenced the work of famed designer Stella McCartney, and garnered a rave review from Publishers Weekly.
Drawing from history, science, religion, personal stories, and more, Foer shines light on the human condition and society at large, revealing how to broach difficult conversations with people whose opinions differ from our own; how small, quotidian decisions really can make a difference; and how to actually take action, do something, and change the world. A message sorely needed in today's divisive and often overwhelming times, Foer's words unite and provide some much-needed direction on what we can all do to make a difference.
Having spoken everywhere from Google to the New Yorker Festival, Foer's rave reviews touch on his captivating passion as a speaker:
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award-winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.