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In Defense of Food : An Eater's Manifesto - Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food

An Eater's Manifesto

Paperback

Published: 28th April 2009
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The companion volume to "The New York Times" bestseller "The Omnivore's Dilemma"

Michael Pollan's last book, "The Omnivore's Dilemma," launched a national conversation about the American way of eating; now "In Defense of Food" shows us how to change it, one meal at a time. Pollan proposes a new answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

About the Author

Michael Pollan is the author of five books: Second Nature, A Place of My Own, The Botany of Desire, which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, and the national bestellers, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food.

A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association.

" Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience."
-Frank Bruni, "The New York Times"

" A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave."
-Jane Black, "The Washington Post"

" "In Defense of Food" is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots."
-"The Seattle Times"

ISBN: 9780143114963
ISBN-10: 0143114964
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 28th April 2009
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.22