Interpreting the stoop books of Brooklyn:
“I like to think this book is the sign of a heartfelt and long-planned conversion to vegetarianism by a middle-aged optometrist named Richard. It’s not so much the ethical concerns of meat, though he’s not blind to those, but Richard has just reached a certain age where he feels he needs to work harder to maintain the same level of health he’s been taking for granted, and giving up meat is a part of that larger struggle.
But this is Brooklyn. No, some kid bought this book ironically and got bored of it, is all.”
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