This book is great for people who are just starting to think about their diet. I think the coolest part of the book is the childhood stories and firsthand accounts it includes. Lots of books have very surprising, thought-provoking facts, and this one has plenty. But when we hear about the author sneaking onto a factory farm at midnight or his encounters with different farmers, the book starts to feel almost like a novel, an experience. The book goes into all the effects and terrors of factory farming while providing personal thoughts and insight as well. It is an accessible but informative read.
I can remember one time while I was reading this book that I had left it out and my aunt started to read it. After skimming it for about an hour, she told me that she had decided to be a vegetarian, or would at least cut back on her meat intake. Such is the power of this book: its ability to sort through the idea of vegetarianism and tackle it from every angle, to show a person all different perspectives. It is the perfect mixture of explanatory facts, personal stories, and eye-opening thoughts.