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Books by Michael Pollan: The Omnivore's Dilemma, in Defense of Food, the Botany of Desire, Food Rules, a Place of My Own, Second Nature

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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Omnivore's Dilemma, in Defense of Food, the Botany of Desire, Food Rules, a Place of My Own, Second Nature. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Omnivore's Di ...more
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Published June 25th 2010 by Books LLC
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Suzanne
Dec 14, 2011 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
Food Rules is a simple little book, easy to read and charmingly illustrated. If you're confused about what to eat, this is the book for you. Here are my favorite rules from the book:

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

"Don't ingest foods made in places where everyone is required to wear a surgical cap."

"If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're probably not hungry."

"Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third grader cannot pronounce."

Don't worry, like a wise mother
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Dottie
Apr 12, 2013 Dottie rated it it was amazing
Pollan is an amazing author & food advocate. Clearly down the middle, a reporter, reporting what;'s up. He doesn't advocate strange food preferences or choices - merely reports the science (Botany of desire - READ this!) and industry of food in the western world, particularly the U.S.
Not to mention a good wordsmith. His books are a pleasure to read.
Jae
Oct 28, 2013 Jae rated it it was amazing
This book was the starting point to my interest in my food and where it comes from.
Michael Pollan compares four 'meals' by following their journeys: an industrial meal, aka McDonalds, an industrial-organic meal, a 'real' organic meal and a foraged meal.
It is fascinating and horrific by turns.
A great book for informing your food choices.
Karen Risinger
Jul 30, 2013 Karen Risinger rated it really liked it
Read Botany of Desire, enjoyed it
Read In Defense of Food really good!
Reading Cooked Loved hearing him in person, really enjoy his commonsense understanding of the most complex market, food. How it affects our health on a personal level as well as on a social-economic level. Read him.
Lee Cobert
Mar 25, 2013 Lee Cobert rated it it was amazing
Just wanted to note that my GoodReads search came up with this bundle of Pollan books, while my intent was to single out Omnivore's Dilemma only.
Arianna Atkins
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Great author...love all his books!
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