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Meat Eater: Adventures From the Life of an American Hunter

Meat Eater: Adventures From the Life of an American Hunter

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Meat Eater chronicles Rinella’s lifelong relationship with nature and hunting through the lens of ten hunts, beginning when he was an aspiring mountain man at age ten and ending as a thirty-seven-year-old Brooklyn father who hunts in the remotest corners of North America. He tells of having a struggling career as a fur trapper just as fur prices were falling; of a dalliance with catch-and-release steelhead fishing; of canoeing in the Missouri Breaks in search of mule deer just as the Missouri River was freezing up one November; and of hunting the elusive Dall sheep in the glaciated mountains of Alaska. 
 
Through each story in the book, Rinella grapples with themes such as the role of the hunter in shaping America, the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, the allure of hunting trophies, the responsibilities that human predators have to their prey, and the disappearance of the hunter himself as Americans lose their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, he argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers, and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do.
 
A thrilling storyteller with boundless interesting facts and historical information about the land, the natural world, and the history of hunting, Rinella also includes after each chapter a section of “Tasting Notes” that draws from his thirty-plus years of eating and cooking wild game, both at home and over a campfire. In Meat Eater he paints a loving portrait of a way of life that is part of who we are as humans and as Americans.

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Logan Clark
Amazing

Love Steve, love the meateater crew, love this book.

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Amber Gray

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Shannon Gorman

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L.K.
Great read front to back

The voice you’ve come to know from the TV show provides a compelling narrative of his past that provides considerable context to the current show. It’s also good a second time, given some room to breathe. Bout the highest compliment a book can get, the worthwhile second read.

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Kristian
Best book I've read in a while

I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter in this book, especially the tasting notes. I couldn't help myself and finished the book in 2 days.