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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

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Publisher Comments:

What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health: a manifesto for our times.

Review:

"Pollan provides another shocking yet essential treatise on the industrialized 'Western diet' and its detrimental effects on our bodies and culture. Here he lays siege to the food industry and scientists' attempts to reduce food and the cultural practices of eating into bite-size concepts known as nutrients, and contemplates the follies of doing so. As an increasing number of Americans are overfed and undernourished, Pollan makes a strong argument for serious reconsideration of our eating habits and casts a suspicious eye on the food industry and its more pernicious and misleading practices. Listeners will undoubtedly find themselves reconsidering their own eating habits. Scott Brick, who narrated Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, carries forward the same tone and consistency, thus creating a narrative continuity between the two books. Brick renders the text with an expert's skill, delivering well-timed pauses and accurate emphasis. He executes Pollan's asides and sarcasm with an uncanny ability that makes listening infinitely better than reading. So compelling is his tone, listeners may have trouble discerning whether Brick's conviction or talent drives his powerful performance. Simultaneous release with the Penguin Press hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 26). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143142744
Subtitle:
An Eater's Manifesto
Publisher:
Penguin Audio
Read by:
Brick, Scott
Read:
Brick, Scott
Author:
Pollan, Michael
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20080101
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
7
Dimensions:
5.82x5.42x.80 in. .34 lbs.
Media Run Time:
390
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Audio Books » History and Politics
Audio Books » Nonfiction
Audio Books » World Affairs
Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » General
Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nutrition
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Medicine Nutrition and Psychology

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Product details 7 pages Penguin Audiobooks - English 9780143142744 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Pollan provides another shocking yet essential treatise on the industrialized 'Western diet' and its detrimental effects on our bodies and culture. Here he lays siege to the food industry and scientists' attempts to reduce food and the cultural practices of eating into bite-size concepts known as nutrients, and contemplates the follies of doing so. As an increasing number of Americans are overfed and undernourished, Pollan makes a strong argument for serious reconsideration of our eating habits and casts a suspicious eye on the food industry and its more pernicious and misleading practices. Listeners will undoubtedly find themselves reconsidering their own eating habits. Scott Brick, who narrated Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, carries forward the same tone and consistency, thus creating a narrative continuity between the two books. Brick renders the text with an expert's skill, delivering well-timed pauses and accurate emphasis. He executes Pollan's asides and sarcasm with an uncanny ability that makes listening infinitely better than reading. So compelling is his tone, listeners may have trouble discerning whether Brick's conviction or talent drives his powerful performance. Simultaneous release with the Penguin Press hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 26). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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