Book Review: My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki
This book is totally awesome!
An out-of-work NYC documentarian (Jane) takes a job producing a new Japanese TV show about American wives’ cooking that is secretly intended to promote and increase Japanese consumption of American Beef. Yeah, you read that right.
And a TON of stuff happens in the year that this book covers. Like crew antics, a hot sort-of relationship, ambiguity, self reflection, abuse, wry commentary on America, insight on cancer-causing chemicals, a trip to the slaughterhouse, tenderness…
This book is very tightly written; though the summary might make it seem ridiculous, it actually all works really well. If I weren’t so tired I would gush more.