The Lucky Ones

My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

By Jenny Brown; Gretchen Primack
Avery Publishing Group, Paperback, 9781583335246, 289pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

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Description
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.




About the Author
Jenny Brown earned a graduate degree in 19th-century history.Her very first professional sale as a writer was a biographical pieceabout Louisa May Alcott s childhood. Years later, her favoritehobby continues to be reading biographies of people who livedin the 18th and 19th centuries. She has earned her livingin many different ways: performing as a singer-songwriter inWestern Massachusetts and Nashville, writing nonfiction, and, for the past fifteen years, running a successful small press.Jenny has been a student of astrology since her teens. This ancientart helps her make sense of her life and accept that the way she is, with all her oddities, is the way she s supposed to be. Though shehas always loved reading love stories set in the past, what got herwriting them was finding, at last, the Hero of Her Own Romance.Gretchen Primack's poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. She is the author of a previous poetry collection, Kind (Post Traumatic Press, 2013) and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets (Finishing Line, 2007). Primack has worked as a union organizer, working women's advocate, and prison educator. Also an advocate for non- human animals, she co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery, 2012) with Jenny Brown. She lives in the Hudson Valley.
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