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A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan
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Jul 24, 11

Read in January, 2010

Classic Pollen in a different way. A Place of My Own is the story of Michael Pollens own writing house dreamed up, drawn up and constructed behind his (former) house in Connecticut. We are taken on the journey from the moment the writing house was concieved through to moving day two years later.

Along they way we are introduced to Pollen's architect and his teacher and sidekick Joe whose construction wisdom Pollan would not have been able to buiild his hut without. All the while Pollan explores the deeper meaning of the spaces we occupy as individuals and as humans through our history and how his little writing hut relates to humanity past, present and future.

While this is not his most compelling work, most fans of Pollans more popular works will enjoy this story as well. Incidentally this book was written in the house about it as well as Omnivores Dilema and In Defence of Food.

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