December 2016 Update: Project Animal Farm selected for Kindle Deal of the Month (Plus New Excerpt Here)

I am excited to announce that Project Animal Farm has been selected as Kindle Deal of the Month in December!

This means that the e-book is only two dollars. Two dollars? For a book that.

  • “Will change the lives of everyone who reads it” (John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution)
  • Is “Impossible to forget and impossible to ignore” (John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Is “an engaging account” about the food industry (J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner)

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Letters from Readers in 2016

As I look back at 2016, here are 25 of my favorite notes from readers of Project Animal Farm during the year. I am deeply humbled by all the support.

  • “Sonia – I have to say, ‘Thank you for writing Project Animal Farm.’ When I retired a year ago, I made it my goal to read every day…and I have…Your [book] is at the top of my ‘Best Ever Read” list.’” – Steve
  • “I was repeatedly blown away and humbled by the insightfulness of your writing.” – Lucas

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A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Richard Russo

I had the pleasure of meeting with Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Russo on October 28, 2016 during his trip to Toronto for the International Festival of Authors. I interviewed him about his writing career, which has spanned three decades from the publication of his first book Mohawk in 1986 to the publication of his most recent book Everybody’s Fool in May 2016. The book is a sequel to Nobody’s Fool, published in 1993 and made into a feature film.

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October 2016 Update: Good News and Plant-based Trends

Here is a quick little excerpt from Chapter Two of Project Animal Farm. It continues off from Chapter One, which I shared in the September newsletter. In case you missed it, here is the link to Chapter One. Happy reading!

BIG news: We’re taking Project Animal Farm global. The e-book became available globally in English earlier this month. The paperback became available here for residents of the United Kingdom and Europe. If you have friends or family in the U.K. or Europe, please spread the word!

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Photos from Ottawa Writers Festival

I loved my speaking engagements at the Ottawa and Kingston Writers Festivals in the last couple of weeks. I spoke at the Kingston Writers Festival on September 29 and the Ottawa Writers Festival on October 15. Both attracted a terrific array of people of all ages.

The event in Kingston featured my youngest audience to date, mostly middle school students. They were incredibly engaged, interested, and intelligent. The event in Ottawa featured a conversation on stage with the festival’s Founding Director Neil Wilson, as well as an audience interested in food literacy. I am humbled to say that Project Animal Farm was well received at both events!

I am grateful to the festivals and their sponsors for hosting me. Both events were also supported by wonderful bookstores and tech teams as well.

Sonia Faruqi at the Ottawa Writers Festival in October 2016
Sonia Faruqi at the Ottawa Writers Festival in October 2016

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September 2016 Update: Toronto and Guelph Vegetarian Food Festivals

I was pleased to speak at the Toronto and Guelph Vegetarian Food Festivals this month. Both festivals took place at beautiful venues along the water in their respective cities and were attended by thousands of people. The food was delicious and the conversations delightful. The presence of family and friends made the days even better!

A panel at the Toronto Vegetarian Food festival. With Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States; Susie Coston, Shelter Director at Farm Sanctuary; and Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows
A panel at the Toronto Vegetarian Food festival. With Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States; Susie Coston, Shelter Director at Farm Sanctuary; and Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows

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The Hoedown at Farm Sanctuary

I spent a magical weekend in the foothills of upstate New York, at an annual conference of Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rescues farm animals. I kicked off the conference, called the Hoedown, by being the first speaker.

Sonia at Farm Sanctuary

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