I’ve had the book for a whole week and I’m only just now getting to read it. Granted, I burned through 100 pages in just a couple of hours, and the last book I read (a gardening one – my favorite subject!) took me well over a month to complete.
Compelling woman, this Jenny Brown. There are too many moments in her book that seem as if I wrote the words. Every 10th page is a very thing I’ve already discussed ad nauseum with my husband – also a convert – on the quiet of my back porch swing. We feel the loneliness in our meat-eating society, almost ashamed to be just a closet ethical vegetarian (that’s a new phrase for me). Our biggest struggle has been in understanding peoples’ collective and chosen ignorance of a system that is both disgusting and destructive, yet at the same time is declared to be working like a well-oiled machine. Cheap, fast, abundant. I can see why people would be brain-washed to that seemingly innocuous goal.
Jenny Brown, you’ve touched another life. I will continue passing on the word. Having heard excerpts from the book, my 10-yr-old wants to read it when I’m done. I think he’ll have to fight my husband for it first.
“The Lucky Ones” is quite possibly the most touching book I have ever read. And I’ve only just begun.
Thank you, Jenny. Thank you for helping me to find my voice and my passion.