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Hey MeatEater fans,

This is a reminder that you HAVE to check out my latest book, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter. I’m proud to say that the book is helping to shift the national perspective on hunting from condemnation to curiosity. Below is a glimpse of what readers and critics have had to say so far. I’m sure you’re going to agree with them. The sooner you pick up your copy, the better it’ll be for both of us. Thank you. –Steven Rinella

“…genuine passion, humbly conveyed…relentlessly vivid and clear…again and again, his descriptive powers trump gruesomeness…for the reader brave enough to set aside his contempt prior to investigation, Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.” New York Times Book Review

“…full of empathy and intelligence….In some sections of the book, the author’s prose is so engrossing, so riveting, that it matches, punch for punch, the best sports writing. ” Wall Street Journal

“Relentlessly descriptive and endlessly evocative …An insider’s look at hunting that devotees and nonparticipants alike should find fascinating.” Kirkus

“It’s evident from Chapter 1 that we are in the hands of a seriously experienced hunter-gatherer and writer, which translates on most pages to very authentic-feeling reenactments of the hunt, including both its inherent vibrancy and distress. ….Rinella’s writing is unerringly smart, direct, and sharply detailed…Each of his small-bore narratives, whether it unfolds on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Montana, Alaska, Arizona, or Mexico, bristles with the magic of a specific, authentic place.”Boston Globe

“Meat Eater is a unique and valuable alternate view of where our food comes from—and what can be involved. It’s a look both backward, at the way things used to be—and forward—to a time when every diner truly understands what’s on the end of the fork.” —Anthony Bourdain

“He is informative, passionate, literary, funny, and well, cool. …Rinella’s audience will continue to grow, based on his thoughtful writing.” Booklist

“Woven into Rinella’s thoughtful prose detailing his outdoor adventures (or misadventures, in some cases) are historical, ecological, or technical observations dealing with the landscape, the animals, or the manner in which the game is harvested. Rinella has a passion for hunting and wilderness that comes across in his writing…you can’t help pondering the arguments he makes. And that seems to be the point of the book, to make you think—about your relationship with nature, about what you eat and why you eat it—and if that’s Rinella’s motivation, this book succeeds.” —Publishers Weekly