What’s going on this summer

Project Animal Farm is generating a whirlwind of rave reviews! The book has been all over the news. There’s also a series of brand-new podcasts for you to tune in to. The book launch events in New York, Boston, and Toronto were successful, and more fun events are coming up in the fall!

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Boston Globe article on August 12, 2015: From stock watcher to farm watchdog


“Faruqi’s style is clear and direct, and her analysis good,” describes Toronto Star in a three-page story. “…She’s iron-willed, obsessively organized and brave.”

“Faruqi documents the state of animal welfare on large factory farms, small traditional operations, and many things in between in her book, Project Animal Farm,” writes Boston Globe.

“One thing’s for sure: your food will never again look the same,” states Salon.

“The book is like sitting down for a cup of tea with a friend, only to be swallowed into a long story filled with quirky characters and random encounters, an escapade through farms and the people who work them,” writes Metro Canada. “It’s a good read, and for those who care how our food is farmed, a very good place to start.”

“So engaging….eye opening,” praises National Post.

“Always captivating,” says Huffington Post.

“Sonia Faruqi’s new book Project Animal Farm dives into the depths of the animal agriculture industry and emerges with some important messages and inspiring suggestions on the future of food,” writes Food Tank. “Engaging and informative.”


In addition to the crisp and clear Project Animal Farm audiobook, you can listen to one of more than a dozen podcasts. I spoke for half an hour with Leonard Lopate in-studio in New York about the hidden world of global food. I spoke for 20 minutes with investigative outfit ProPublica about the environmental costs of factory farms. In addition, I had conversations with Saturday Morning Talkies in California, Green Majority Media in Toronto, the Tommy Schnurmacher Show in Montreal, and many more. Click here to tune in to podcasts!


I hope to see you at the following events in Toronto in August and September. Want an event closer to you? Email me at info@soniafaruqi.com and we’ll try to make it happen!

* Wed, 26 Aug: An Investigator’s True Story: 7pm at Brentwood Library (36 Brentwood Road North)

* Sat, 12 Sep: Vegetarian Food Festival: 1:30pm at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen’s Quay West)

* Sat, 19 Sep: Book Signing: 1 to 3pm at Chapters Brampton (Market Hall, 52 Quarry Edge Drive)

* Thurs, 24 Sep: A Foray into the Food Industry: 7pm at Yorkville Library (22 Yorkville Avenue)


Once you’ve read Project Animal Farm, remember to let others know what you think. Write a review on Amazon and Goodreads! Also, talk about the book with your friends and family, and share your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter.

I’m looking for interns. If you’re interested in working on the promotion strategy for the book (and learning a ton along the way), shoot me a note at info@soniafaruqi.com.

Ready for big news? Project Animal Farm will be translated and sold in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau in late 2016.