The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food

The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Fred Stella (Read by)
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The Face on Your Plate: The Truth about Food by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Fred Stella

Somewhere in between Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, between eating at McDonald’s and killing a pig for dinner, there is a need for an audiobook that will probe more deeply and provide greater understanding and insight into the psychological factors that influence decisions about what we eat and why – and how these choices affect our lives, animals’ lives, and the environment.
In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, the best-selling author of When Elephants Weep, does just that, showing how food affects our moral selves, our health, and the environment. The Face on Your Plate raises questions that make us conscious of the decisions behind every bite we take:
How does the health of animals affect the health of our planet and of our bodies? What effect does eating animals have on our land, on our waters, and even on global warming? What are the results of farming practices – debeaking chickens and separating calves from their mothers – on animals and humans? As a psychoanalyst, Masson uniquely investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork – think pig, not bacon – and each culture’s distinction among animals considered food and those that are forbidden.

The Face on Your Plate brings together Masson’s intellectual, psychological, and emotional expertise over the last twenty years into the pivotal book of the food revolution. Anyone who wants to be open-eyed about their food choices – vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters – will welcome this timely work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423384229
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 03/16/2009
Edition description: Unabridged, 1 MP3-CD, 6 hrs.
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of the bestselling When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love, as well as The Pig Who Sang to the Moon and The Assault on Truth. An American, he lives in New Zealand.


Auckland, New Zealand

Date of Birth:

March 28, 1941

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A., Harvard, 1964; Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis, 1978, Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard, 1970

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The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Highwing More than 1 year ago
The Face on Your Plate is a life changing read. Be warned, you will not be the same ever again. What man does to animals (for his own "enjoyment") is beyond comprehension...once you understand how humans participate in this world wide carnage. If you have any doubts as to what you must do after reading this book, look for a screening or buy the DVD called "Earthlings". If you can sit through a viewing of this documentary and not become a totally different person, then there is little hope your mind is open to a graceful way of living, so completely illustrated by these two items. Read the book. Watch the DVD. You will be Very Glad You Did! And so will all the animals you will no longer harm. Ahimsa. Namaste.
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The comment below is from someone who does not understand anything. Read the book first.
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SaraG More than 1 year ago
Face on Your Plate is well-researched and eye-opening. The author does a clever job of blending hard-to-swallow facts and his personal beliefs without becoming condescending. This book inspired my husband and I (barbecue loving Southerners!) to go vegetarian for a week--which has now turned in to 9 weeks. An easy read and a great conversation starter.
TraceyD More than 1 year ago
Good book for anyone to read, Vegetarian, vegan, or omnivore.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. Not only was it a book about a man's journey to find out where food comes from and how it end's up on your plate but it was also a personal journey for him, solidifying his choice to be vegan. Even though I'm vegetarian thanks in large part to John Robbin's book "Diet For A New America" and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's podcast "Vegetarian Food For Thought" I still learned a great deal from this book and enjoyed it immensely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If everyone cared about how that steak ended up on their plates, we'd all be vegetarians. The money spent on feeding food animals could be better spent on feeding a small nation of starving people. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has once again provided insight and thought-provoking details about what we fill our stomachs with and how it affects our planet.