Shortcut Navigation:

Help “The Lucky Ones” Make a Splash on Amazon

Dear fellow farm animal lover,

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the publication of The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals.  I wrote the book not to tell my (sometimes embarrassing!) story but because I wanted to get the message about the plight of farmed animals out to the largest audience possible. Based on tons of feedback and reader reviews, there’s no question that when people check out this book, they make changes in the way they see animals and the way they eat and shop—the impact is huge. But, of course, that requires people to crack the spine.

PlayVideoLuckyOnesWe’re happy to report that The Lucky Ones is now out in paperback (only $12.63), and we’d like to propose an “Amazon bomb.” Usually we love people to buy the book from us or their local independent bookstores, but Amazon has an edge in this way: If a lot of people buy from them in a short period of time, a book can become a bestseller and generate a great deal of buzz. If that happens for The Lucky Ones, our message of compassion for farmed animals will spread much farther and wider than it would otherwise.

So we’re asking for a bit o’ help from our community. Please go, today if possible, to this Amazon page and buy a hardcover, paperback or eBook copy (or 2 or 3!) for yourself, a friend, a family member, or your local library. And don’t forget to post to your social media friends, encouraging them to do the same.  

Here’s some suggested text for sending to friends and colleagues by email, Facebook, or Twitter:

Please help The Lucky Ones by Jenny Brown of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary hit the Amazon bestseller list by buying a copy TODAY. It’s the story of Jenny’s inspiring journey that led to a life dedicated to rescuing and helping farm animals. Click here.

And here is the full link to buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lucky-Ones-Passionate-Animals/dp/1583335242/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

We’ll also knock $10 off your next order at our super-cool Sanctuary Storeforward us the Amazon receipt and we’ll send you a coupon code for a future purchase.

Note that neither I nor the Sanctuary benefit in any significant way through these Amazon sales — we really just want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help people know the truth about these sentient beings who are used for food by the billions.

2013-matching-video-header-slideFor the Animals,


Jenny Brown

PS. If you buy for a library make sure to get a hardcover.  And also be sure to check out Lucky Ones co-writer Gretchen Primack’s incredible book of animal-related poems, Kind.


“The Lucky Ones”
By Jenny Brown
Co-Founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
with Gretchen Primack 



“I never leave reviews. However, this book is the exception. Never in my life have I come across a book that absolutely changed my life.” Erinrockrun

“The book is extremely well-written, fast-paced, funny, and fun. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
Bruce Friedrich

“In this passionate, heartfelt, humorous and inspiring story, “The Lucky Ones” lets us share that journey to find meaning in life, all life.”
Rhea Parsons

“Buy it for your uncle who claims to love animals – but still eats them.”
Kelly Garbato

“The Lucky Ones is a wonderful book. I “got something in my eye” more than once reading it.”
Josh Warchol

“Something about Jenny Browns writing really hit home with me & I am seriously considering a vegan lifestyle. Now I crave to be part of the solution.”
Lory Marowelli

“I have read nearly every book about animal rescue ever printed and “The Lucky Ones” is, by far, one of my favorites.”

“Brown does a great job of opening eyes to the cruelty employed in this country towards animals yet contrasts this with warm, wonderful tales of the animals living on her farm.”
Liz Stein


Jenny Brown is a longtime animal rights activist and Co-Founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY–one the country’s most recognized and respected sanctuaries for farmed animals. She previously worked in film and television until when she went undercover in Texas to film farmed animal abuse. That experience led her to dedicate her life to helping farm animals and raise awareness of their plight. Jenny’s story and the work of her sanctuary has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show and more. Her new book The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight For Farm Animals was awarded Book of the Year in the 2012 VegNews Awards. You can read more about her and the sanctuary www.WoodstockSanctuary.org 

Gretchen Primack’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, FIELD, Antioch Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. She’s the author of two poetry collections, Kind (Post-Traumatic Press 2013) and Doris’ Red Spaces (forthcoming, Mayapple 2014), and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets (Finishing Line 2007).

Primack has worked as a union organizer, working women’s advocate, and prison educator. Also an advocate for non-human animals, she co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals (Penguin Avery 2012) with Jenny Brown.  She lives in Hurley, NY. Her website is gretchenprimack.com.