The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101588888
  • 304 Pages
  • Avery Books
  • Adult

Overview

Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of  survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system.

Jenny Brown was ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of America’s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, Brown had been taught to avoid asking questions. But she found her passion and the courage to speak out.

The Lucky Ones introduces readers to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary which Brown established with her husband in 2004. With a cast of unforgettable survivors, including a fugitive slaughterhouse cow named Kayli; Albie, the three-legged goat; and Quincy, an Easter duckling found abandoned in New York City, The Lucky Ones reveals shocking statistics about the prevalence of animal abuse throughout America’s agribusinesses.  Blending wry humor with unflinching honesty, Brown brings a compelling new voice to the healthy-living movement—and to the vulnerable, voiceless creatures among us.
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Praise

“Jenny Brown’s passion for helping farm animals flows off of every page. The Lucky Ones is an affecting read, a cri de coeur for animals, a tale of personal triumph over adversity, a chronicle of institution-building, a love story, and a narrative of inspiration all at once.”
– Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane Society of the United States
“Jenny Brown is a tireless advocate for precious, yet voiceless creatures everywhere. Her new book The Lucky Ones is powerful, beautiful and heartbreaking – in the best way. This book could change the world, but only if you read it.”
– Kris Carr, bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet
"If you care about animals, and if you believe that actions speak louder than words, The Lucky Ones is written for you. It will open your heart and inspire you to greater alignment between your compassion and your life.  Jenny Brown’s book is beautiful and a blessing."
– John Robbins, bestselling author of The Food Revolution
“Most people are grossly uninformed about the abuses and hazards of animal agriculture. Shining a light on the appalling practices behind America’s agribusinesses, The Lucky Ones is an eye-opening, candid, and irreverently funny memoir from an inspirational activist who shows how much difference one person can make in the world.”
– Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary and bestselling author of Farm Sanctuary
"I’ve been a fan of Jenny’s sense of humor and passion for years, but my appreciation has just reached a whole new level. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I laughed, I cried, and I marveled at this remarkable woman and her incredible story. The Lucky Ones is an absolute treasure."
– Rory Freedman, bestselling author of Skinny Bitch
“Jenny is a bold, straight-shooting activist whose inspiring story will motivate everyone who wants to help end the suffering of those who can’t speak for themselves.”
– Doron Petersan, author of Sticky Fingers’ Sweets
“The Lucky Ones is a passionate, approachable story that lets us see the connections between us and the rest of the beings with whom we share the planet. It’ll make you want to hug a bunny!”
– Isa Chandra Moskowitz, bestselling author of Vegan with a Vengeance
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