WHAT HAPPENS when you leave everything and everyone you know behind, take a one-way flight across the ocean—and continue by foot, train, bus, rickshaw, motorbike, and ferry—until you've circled the Earth? That's what Lucas Spiegel decided to find out in early 2016. What started as an ambitious plan to travel the world for twenty-two months became a transformative exploration of our relationship with animals, food, and each other. The story of this journey makes for an impassioned and personal, yet thoroughly reasoned, plea for a kinder, more just, and merciful world.white-heart