Mar 14, 2011 8:36 AM
Memoirs, accounts, and informational books on what we're eating and how it effects our bodies and our communities are making us pause before we put that bag of frozen chicken breasts into our shopping carts. You know what else they're doing? Making us feel guilty. And hey, a little guilt here and there is good for us, but we're skeptical of anyone who easily alters their diet, starts eating only raw foods, and prepares balanced meals every night of the week. That's why we were glad we picked up Eating Animals ($9) by Jonathan Safran Foer. Foer does plenty of investigative journalism that makes us squirm to think about what's in our food these days, but he also squirms himself. He never judges, digs deep into his own convictions and habits, and writes a book we just couldn't put down!