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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
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Mar 06, 09

Read in March, 2009

It is a testament to how much I loved Pollan's earlier writings that I didn't give up on this book. The first 2/3 of the book was almost unbearably dry, it felt like reading an academic paper or article for a medical journal. Ah, but the last 1/3 of the book, now that was good stuff, the Pollan I know and love. (Okay, so I don't know him personally and in fact would probably faint if I ever met him in person. What a brain on that man!) The last third of the book gives some (mostly) practical advice on how to eat more consientiously and healthfully, how to enjoy food more. (In my case, it generally reaffirmed what I had often suspected and, in many instances, already practiced without naming the behaviors or understandings.) I don't agree with all of his points or suggestions, but I do think that most are on the right track. And he puts things much more articulately than I could ever hope to.

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Meghan So, which Michael Pollan book should I read first?

Ibtisam helen No question: The Omnivore's Dilemma.

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