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My Year of Meats

Ozeki, Ruth L. (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Year of Meats


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As she films a 52-part series on wholesome American beef for Japanese television, director Jane Takagi-Little of New York realizes she is doing her viewers a disservice and sabotages the show. Combines exposure of unhealthy production of meat and a cross-cultural view of America.
Authors: Ozeki, Ruth L.
Title: My year of meats
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 1999, c1998
Characteristics: 366, 16 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ruth L. Ozeki
Contents: 1. The Sprouting Month 5
2. The Clothes-Lining Month 17
3. The Ever-Growing Month 31
4. The Deutzia Month 49
5. The Rice-Sprouting Month 85
6. The Water Month 121
7. The Poem-Composing Month 145
8. The Leaf Month 169
9. The Long Month 199
10. The Gods-Absent Month 243
11. The Frost Month 285
12. The End of the Year 323
Epilogue: January 353
Summary: As she films a 52-part series on wholesome American beef for Japanese television, director Jane Takagi-Little of New York realizes she is doing her viewers a disservice and sabotages the show. Combines exposure of unhealthy production of meat and a cross-cultural view of America.
ISBN: 0140280464
9780140280463
Branch Call Number: FICTION OZEKI 1999
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Blind Date with a Book comment: 1st impression - 5; Characters - 8; Story - 8. "I liked the way she incorporated tough information into the story so that it was accessible to the reader. She did a good job of weaving subplots together."

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  • mjkedzior rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I never would have picked up this book without a recommendation. It was wonderful, funny and thought provoking. Now I will keep a look out for this author.

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  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jane Takagi-Little is a starving documentary filmmaker who finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show promoting BEEFEX (US beef export agency). She takes her crew on the road in search of all-American wives cooking all-American meat, and to her surprise finds that this assignment raises questions not just about her own life, but also about sex, love and fertility. Aikiko is a Tokyo housewife who each week has to cook the “Meat of the Week” from the latest episode of the TV program My American Wife! for her husband, an advertising executive working with BEEFEX. Ozeki brings these two worlds together, tackling questions concerning the beef industry, cultural differences, gender roles and sexual exploitation. You will laugh and later cringe reading this novel whether you are a vegetarian or just looking for a fantastic, funny and thoughtful read.

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  • pplarel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book, I could barely put it down! I enjoyed the juxtaposition between the different cultures along with all the different romantic relationships. It was very humorous and also heartfelt. I'm a vegetarian and found the presentation of the meat industry in this fashion very interesting and enlightening.

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  • tegan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book opens your eyes to the issues surrounding factory farming, while engaging you through excellent characters.

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Violence: Domestic Violence

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