The painter Paul Klee believed that ‘art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible.’ It’s this aspect of what we have achieved to date – Pigcasso’s undeniable presence – that makes me most proud. With every headline, every article and every single stroke, she makes pigs visible. She is an inconvenient truth, giving pork chops a face, adding deep and soulful eyes to that beloved pack of bacon. She is meat in context.

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In a nutshell


When Joanne Lefson rescued two piglets from an industrial hog farm she had no idea that one would become an international bestselling artist. This book takes you on Joanne’s journey from how she went from a pork eating school girl to rescuing animals and creating an extraordinary pig-human bond which has resulted in artworks desired by international brands, Hollywood A-Listers and art collectors.

Book Club Notes


This book is utterly charming and you can’t help being in awe of Joanne Lefson. Her go getter, non-conformist, grab life by the horns and larger than life personality is inspiring. She challenges what you believe is possible and shows how with enough will, one person can make a difference. Whether or not you’re aligned with her beliefs and/or consider yourself a carnivore, you can still enjoy this book and appreciate the messaging.

Read If


You’re wanting to change to a more plant based diet but need a little push to get you there or if you love a feel good local story that challenges your beliefs of what is possible.



Storyline – 8 /10
Writing – 5/10
Likeability – 8/10
Purpose – 8/10
Shareability – 5/10
6.0Overall Score
A note on our book ratings

Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?

Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?

Likeability: Are the characters likeable, relatable, imparting something of value?

Purpose: Is there a clear purpose to the story being shared or is it better suited as a personal project for a family keepsake?

Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?

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