Jonathan Safran Foer

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Award-winning, bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer engages audiences in thoughtful dialogue on his books, culture and society, how we define ourselves, and the choices we make in food, in love and in life. His books include Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Here I Am, Eating Animals, and We Are the Weather. 

 

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Rave Reviews About Jonathan Safran Foer
The talk was highly successful and the auditorium overflowed with people. Undoubtedly Jonathan is a popular author.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Talks at Google
  • The University of Pennsylvania
  • San Francisco Contemporary Museum
  • Calvin College
  • The New Hope Network
  • Jewish Agency for Israel
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
  • Spertus
  • Greenwich Academy
  • Bexley Community Book Club / Bexley Education Foundation
Keynote - We Are the Weather | Social Good Summit [9:01] - Get Sharable Link
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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. ...

Combining several formats - book reading, audience interaction, and literary investigation - Jonathan delights audiences with an insightful, behind the scenes analysis of his bestselling novels.

Eating Animals

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 ...

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.

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<p>Jonathan Safran Foer's book We Are The Weather is the call to action we need</p>

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, is 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 eventWe 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, and has made headlines in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Eater, WNYC, The New Republic, and more.

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 was amazing--his speech was so funny and so thoughtful (in all senses of the word)..." (Calvin College)
  • "The program with Jonathan Safran Foer was very successful. Jonathan could not have been more gracious, and his presentation was very engaging and enjoyable. All the comments I heard (and other staff agreed) were positive: how great it was to hear him, how wonderful his talk was... We could not be more pleased. We also had many, many people from our audience wait in line to have Jonathan sign books..." (Spertus)
  • "It was amazing. Jonathan is an authentic individual, humble spirit and fine speaker. You’ll have to tell him that many still are talking about his visit here... He should know that he truly has made an impression..." (Mesa County Libraries)

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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.