About the Book


Finalist for the 2017 International Book Award

Runner-up for the 2016 New England Book Festival Award

Finalist for the 2015 Chautauqua Prize


Click here to read the Prologue and Chapter One: Organic Dairy Cows.

Click here to read an excerpt from Chapter Two: Egg Agony.

Click here to read an excerpt from Chapter Ten: Fast Food Nation Malaysia.

Click here to read an excerpt from Chapter Thirteen: Barefoot in Beautiful Belize.

Born out of a global expedition fearlessly undertaken by a young woman, Project Animal Farm offers a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors.

Sonia Faruqi, an Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of a dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world.

Driven by impulsive will and searing passion, Sonia left behind everything she knew and loved to search the planet for solutions to benefit animals, health, and the environment. Her journey took her from egg warehouses in Canada to dairy feedlots in the United States, from farm offices in Mexico to lush green fields in Belize, from villages in Indonesia to bustling cities in Malaysia.

Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, Sonia developed surprising insights and solutions—both about the food industry and herself.

Revelatory in scope, Project Animal Farm illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all of our lives.


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Release date:

July 15, 2015


Hardcover, e-book, and audiobook.
Paperback in September 2016.


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