The Modern Savage (pre-order)

» December 20th, 2014

Dear Readers,

My forthcoming book, The Modern Savage, comes out January 6. The book attempts to expose the cruelty that prevails on small, non-industrial, “humane” farms much in the way that Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation exposed the cruelty that prevails on factory farms.

Advance reviews have been optimistic. Peter Singer writes, “McWilliams has issued a powerful challenge to the ‘compassionate omnivore’ movement. The Modern Savage is a book that everyone concerned about food, animals and the environment should read.” Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson writes, “I think James McWilliams is far and away the single best writer the vegans have so far produced…One of the most intelligent books I have ever read. His is a powerful voice that will resonate far beyond those interested in animal rights.” Sherry Colb, of Cornell Law School, says, “James McWilliams accomplishes something at once simple and profound.” Paul Shapiro, of HSUS, writes, “James McWilliams ably demonstrates that we’ve often underestimated the mental lives of farm animals, and that we need to start taking their interests more seriously. He doesn’t skirt tough issues nor does he take positions based on what may be popular at the time. Such a moral accounting would lead to a revolution in both how we produce food and what food we eat.”

Many of the ideas I develop in the book originated here, on this blog, in conversation with you. If you intend to buy the book, or buy extras for friends, please do so here. My publisher tells me the more pre-orders the better. Please also take the time to spread the message via social media.

Friends, I poured it all into this book. For you, I am deeply grateful.



PS: all those who pre-order more than one book will get a free subscription to The Pitchfork.

7 Responses to The Modern Savage (pre-order)

  1. JL says:

    James, I just went to order the book and, of course, I was reminded that I already DID pre-order the book in September! I guess I was as anxious to get it then, as I am now. Congratulations, my friend. I can’t wait to read it!

  2. Teresa Wagner says:

    Ordered months ago and can’t wait to read it!

  3. richard mcmahan says:

    Are there any plans for an audiobook version?

  4. Maria Comninou says:

    I pre-ordered the kindle edition.

  5. Karen says:

    So sorry, but will not buy through Amazon….will be preordering through Barnes & Noble also and would love to “link” purchase there to you if that’s possible. Let me know if this is “do-able” as I’ll wait on the pre-order, Thanks

  6. Taylor says:

    I don’t mean to divert attention in these comments from the book, but I think everyone will want to learn of this breaking news, which may prove to be quite significant in the long run:

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