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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2003

    Great Book!

    This is the BEST book ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2002

    Put Away Everything You Are Doing and Read This Book

    Portrait of A Burger As A Young Calf is a triumph for its author, Peter Lovenheim, as well as a triumph for animals, farmers, and all who give so much of themselves day in and day out to sustain us all. Rightfully put, this book is in a sense about "Saying Grace." What makes it a remarkable read, however, is the author's exquisite prose and ability to craft a page-turner on a subject most of us know nothing about (at least on an intimate level) - dairy farming - and make it fascinating. I predict that Portrait is a runaway Best Seller, already reviewed in the New York Times and ready to take mainstream America by gentle storm. I also predict a movie in the works, much in the way that the Woburn, MA-based hazardous waste chronicle, A Civil Action, moved almost transparently to the big screen. Portrait is a must read. And the name Peter Lovenheim is about to become a household word.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2002

    It Mooved Me!

    This book was not just about the raising of animals for hamburger, but about the people who make a living from it. I particularly enjoyed Lovenheim's encounter with a moral philosopher as well as with a man who was a former Ronald McDonald's clown who started a Hindu ashram. I was impressed with the level of consideration the author took with his own struggle of what to do at the time of slaughter with the 2 calves he bought and observed being raised in the typical way for meat consumption. He handles his dilemma with a lot of care. It's a good reminder of the care we should take in making tough choices that ultimately have the capacity to restore us or move us further away from serenity, peace, and who we are.

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