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grevillea has commented on (16) products.

Prodigal Summer
Prodigal Summer

grevillea, May 21, 2009

I really enjoyed Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. It's perfect pre-summer reading for anyone interested in relationships between people, and between people and their environment. I listened to the audiobook version, which is read well by the author.
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

grevillea, May 13, 2009

Michael Pollan has written an "Eater's Manifesto" that it well-researched and a pleasure to read. His advice - "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." - is simple and easy to follow. It has changed the way I think about food choices, shopping, and consumption. It's written with an American audience in mind, but I think that anyone eating a "western" diet can take away something important from this book.
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The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen by Peter Berley
The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen

grevillea, May 6, 2009

This vegetarian cookbook is full of delicious recipes. I particularly enjoyed the Summer Risotto with Tomatoes, Leeks, and Fresh Corn.
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Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

grevillea, April 27, 2009

This story of a father’s experience with his son’s meth addiction is an honest account of a difficult situation. As well as providing an insight to some of the universal aspect of addiction, it is also full of well-researched information.
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The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty by Peter Singer
The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty

grevillea, April 22, 2009

Caution: if you read this book you may find yourself reconsidering how you use your money. Singer makes a compelling argument that those of us lucky enough to live in "rich" countries have a moral responsibility to help those living in 3rd world poverty. Singer makes his argument with with hard data and ethical reasoning, and provides information and a frame work for deciding which charities to donate your money to.
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