By JENNY BROWN (Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Director) with Gretchen Primack
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"If you care about animals, and if you believe that actions speak louder than words, The Lucky Ones is written for you. It will open your heart and inspire you to greater alignment between your compassion and your life. Jenny Brown's book is beautiful and a blessing."
- John Robbins, author of Diet For A New America,
The Food Revolution, and No Happy Cows
"I've been a fan of Jenny's sense of humor and passion for years, but my appreciation has just reached a whole new level. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I laughed, I cried, and I marveled at this remarkable woman and her incredible story. The Lucky Ones is an absolute treasure."
– Rory Freedman, author of Skinny Bitch
"Most people are grossly uninformed about the abuses and hazards of animal agriculture. Shining a light on the appalling practices behind America's agribusinesses, The Lucky Ones is an eye-opening, candid, and irreverently funny memoir from an inspirational activist who shows how much difference one person can make in the world."
– Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food
"Jenny Brown is a tireless advocate for precious, yet voiceless creatures everywhere. Her new book The Lucky Ones is powerful, beautiful and heartbreaking – in the best way. This book could change the world, but only if you read it."
– Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet
"Jenny Brown's passion for helping farm animals flows off of every page. The Lucky Ones is an affecting read, a cri de coeur for animals, a tale of personal triumph over adversity, a chronicle of institution-building, a love story, and a narrative of inspiration all at once."
– Wayne Pacelle, President of Humane Society of the United States
"The Lucky Ones is a passionate, approachable story that lets us see the connections between us and the rest of the beings with whom we share the planet. It'll make you want to hug a bunny!"
– Isa Chandra Moskowitz, author of Veganomicon and many other cookbooks, co-author of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
"Jenny is a bold, straight-shooting activist whose inspiring story will motivate everyone who wants to help end the suffering of those who can't speak for themselves."
– Doron Petersan, author of Sticky Fingers' Sweets
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WINNER OF VEGNEWS' EDITORS 2012 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Jenny Brown was once a successful television professional. But after a week-long trip spent undercover to film horrific farm animal abuse in Texas stockyards in 2002, she decided to give up her flourishing media career and dedicate her life to helping the animals forgotten by society.
In THE LUCKY ONES: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals, Jenny tells of how at the young age of 32 she'd already reached her goals in the documentary world working for the likes of Errol Morris, PBS's Frontline, and the Discovery Channel. Then a dormant but deeply ingrained need to do something to really help animals rose to a head—an early mid-life crisis—and she volunteered for the Texas mission.
But THE LUCKY ONES is more than the story of the sanctuary. It is a story that begins with a faithful friend, Boogie, the "tiny calico wisp of a kitten" who Jenny received as a gift at the age of ten upon losing her leg to bone cancer. Her relationship with Boogie sparked in her a feeling of responsibility and awareness about animals' vulnerability. It stayed with her for the eighteen years of Boogie's life, and it positioned Jenny to consider those living and dying in far-flung factory farms.
In THE LUCKY ONES, Jenny recalls the challenges in her life as an amputee through her tumultuous teenage years in Louisville, and traces her unlikely path from working the counter at McDonald's to becoming a profoundly devoted farm animal advocate. She interweaves moving stories of the "animal ambassadors" who populate the sanctuary, like that of Albie, the three legged goat; Kayli, the slaughterhouse escapee cow; and Quincy, an abandoned Easter duckling found in a NYC park.
Blending wry humor with unflinching honesty, THE LUCKY ONES brings a compelling new voice to a healthy-living movement—and to the vulnerable, voiceless creatures among us.
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