Outrageous European Publisher Objects to Author's How-To on Hunting
Best-selling author Tim Ferriss is speaking out after a European publisher objected to a portion of his newest book that explained how to hunt your own food.
It's a bummer that European publishers want to cut 80+ pgs from the WILD section of The 4-Hour Chef. Anything with knives, guns, or hunting.
— Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) October 23, 2014
In "The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life,” Ferriss has one section called "The Wild."
In it, he writes that, “This section is intended to make you uncomfortable. It will force you to question yourself, your limitations, and your beliefs. View it as an exercise."
In an interview with The Blaze, Ferriss lamented that European readers stand to miss out on what he sees as the most important lessons in the book.
"I think it’s important for people to understand where their food comes from," he told The Blaze.
"For me, this meant becoming a hunter while writing ‘The 4-Hour Chef’ so that I could use my own hands (and accept the responsibility) for killing or foraging my meals. It’s an amazing education, and I think many of society’s ills could be cured if more people were required to experience this, even for a day. It makes you both more conscious and more capable. Most people think, as I did for a long time, that hunters are uneducated killers fueled by blood lust and beer. That’s the unfair picture that media tend to paint. I learned to dig deeper."
This story really got "Fox and Friends" viewers fired up on Facebook and Twitter this morning, with many responding about the importance of hunting in their own lives.
Here are some of the responses...
- "Love back strap with potatoes and gravy! My husband saves us a lot of money by hunting."
- "People need to continue to wake up. Political correctness is taking away the liberties that this country was founded on."
- "Would rather have a freezer full of food hunted in the wilderness then store bought meet that's full of gmo and preservatives."
- "My 14 [year] old shot her first doe of the year with her bow. We are teaching her where food comes from."
Watch the segment above, and let us know your thoughts.