MCC Book Club Explores Cultural Practices

MESA, Ariz. – The community is invited to join the Mesa Community College (MCC) Book Club to read popular, informative, thought-provoking selections.

This semester the Club will read Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. Receiving an impressive 4.5 rating on Amazon, Eating Animals reveals Foer’s thought-provoking journey as he asks the tough question, “Why do we eat animals?” Foer explores the culture that allows Americans to eat meat without truly comprehending how it came to be on their plates.

The MCC Book Club is comprised of a diverse mix of students, faculty, staff, and community members. “By challenging participants to listen to the varied experiences and viewpoints shared on a topic that some have intimate experience with and others little or not at all, the stage is set for deeper reflection, highlighting the impact books can have on our understanding and appreciation of the world around us,” said Kate Mohler, Faculty, MCC English Department.

MCC’s Book Club will meet on September 3 to hold a raffle to give away 15-20 copies of eating Animals, and again on October 8 and November 12 to discuss and debate its content. Club large-group meetings are held from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. in the Southwest Reading Room in the Library at the Southern and Dobson campus (1833 W. Southern Ave.).

During the 2013-2014 year, the MCC Book Club read two books: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell and Quiet by Susan Cain. Both books were well received by the club’s members and brought on engaging discussions.

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Dawn Zimmer, 480-461-7892,

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014