Pig Tales

by Barry Estabrook

Quick take

The good news for meat eaters… is that, according to Estabrook, you don't have to give up bacon, just the mass-produced kind.

Why I love it

Fourteen years ago, my brother read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation. I had recently become a vegetarian, so I was delighted when, after finishing the book, he announced that he was forever forswearing meat. A week later, that vow became a promise to avoid McDonald's whenever possible. A week after that, he was back in line for the drive-through.

Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's ...

Member thoughts

  • Kelly W.

    Columbus, OH

    "This book encouraged me to think about a topic that had rarely crossed my mind before. It was thought provoking, and now I take a second look at the producers from where I buy my pork products."

  • Katie K.

    Reno, NV

    "THIS BOOK IS IMPORTANT! I can't wait to share it, and I can't wait to have it on my shelf as a piece of history in a better future."

  • Tracy P.

    Wethersfield, CT

    "If you ever eat pork again, it will only be from your local farmers... this is an informative read. If more of us were educated enough to protest with our $$, there would be less of this."

  • Elaine W.

    Boothwyn, PA