No Words Wasted Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | January 6, 2015

    Matt Burgess: IMG 35 Seconds

    Late at night on September 22, 2014, at a housing project basketball court in Brooklyn, a white cop pushes a black man against a chain link fence.... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Uncle Janice

      Matt Burgess 9780385536806

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $21.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Hawthorne Health and Medicine- Diet and Nutrition
1 Home & Garden Cooking and Food- Gastronomic Literature

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto


In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Cover


What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 3 comments:

Natalie Aldern, January 10, 2010 (view all comments by Natalie Aldern)
Pollan is a truly gifted writer. His fascinating account of what is in the food we buy every day is made accessible by presenting scientific research in layman's terms. He begins with the simple philosophy of: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants," and from there begins a highly entertaining and informative manifesto for eaters. You'll enjoy this book if you have ever felt confused by conflicting nutritional recommendations.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(9 of 15 readers found this comment helpful)
Chris Keefer, December 8, 2008 (view all comments by Chris Keefer)
A amazing book. This common sense approach to food will change your life and could save it.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(22 of 42 readers found this comment helpful)
ARein, October 19, 2007 (view all comments by ARein)
I am so excited that Michael Pollan is writing a book on how to apply the knowledge gained from The Omnivore's Dilemma. The word needs to be spread far and wide what has happened to our food supply, and what we can do to cure what ails our system. Thank you, Michael Pollan!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(98 of 184 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 3 comments

Product Details

Pollan, Michael
Penguin Press
Brick, Scott
Lustig, Robert H
Robin, Vicki
Food habits
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Healthy Living
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
b/w photos and illustrations throughout
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. The Body Toxic: How the Hazardous...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  2. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year...
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  3. Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to... Used Trade Paper $9.50
  5. People of the Book
    Used Hardcover $5.95
  6. The 12 Second Sequence: Shrink Your... Used Hardcover $7.50

Related Subjects

Business » Management
Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » General
Cooking and Food » Diet and Nutrition » Nutrition
Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diet and Nutrition
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nutrition
Home and Garden » Sustainable Living » Food
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Food and Famine
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Medicine Nutrition and Psychology

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Penguin Press - English 9781594201455 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Pollan's critique of the American food industry and the plague of obesity, diabetes, coronary disease, cancer, and untimely death for which it is largely responsible is comparable to the work of Rachel Carson as a contribution to the history of human self-destruction, for the food fabricators could not have done their work without our complicity any more than the environmental polluters could have done theirs." (read the entire New York Review of Books review)
"Review" by , "[A] tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be reduced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential....[L]ively, invaluable."
"Review" by , "Pollan's accessible, meticulously researched book will be essential reading for anyone who takes food seriously."
"Review" by , "[Pollan] uses his familiar brand of carefully researched, common-sense journalism...providing guidelines and convincing arguments."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the bestselling The Omnivores Dilemma comes this bracing and eloquent manifesto that shows readers how they might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich their lives and enlarge their sense of what it means to be healthy.
"Synopsis" by ,
The bestselling coauthor of Your Money or Your Life chronicles her quest to eat food produced within 10 miles of her home

Taking the locavore movement to heart, bestselling author and social innovator Vicki Robin pledged for one month to eat only food sourced within a 10-mile radius of her home on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her sustainable diet not only brings to light societyand#8217;s unhealthy dependency on mass-produced, prepackaged foods but also helps her reconnect with her body and her environment.

Like Barbara Kingsolverand#8217;s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and the bestselling books of Michael Pollan, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is part personal narrative and part global manifesto. By challenging herself to eat and buy local, Robin exposes the cause and effect of the food business, from the processed goods laden with sugar, fat, and preservatives to the trucks burning through fuel to bring them to a shelf near you.

Robinand#8217;s journey is also one of community as she befriends all the neighboring farmers who epitomize the sustainable lifestyle. Among them are Tricia, the prolific market gardener who issued Robinand#8217;s 10-mile challenge; Britt and Eric, two

young, enthusiastic farmers living their dream of self-sufficiency; and Vicky, a former corporate executive turned milk producer.

Featuring recipes throughout, along with practical tips on adopting your own locally sourced diet, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us is an inspirational guide and testimonial to the locavore movement and a healthy food future.

"Synopsis" by ,
New York Timesand#160;Bestseller

Robert Lustigand#8217;s 90-minute YouTube video and#147;Sugar: The Bitter Truthand#8221;, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years.

In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring moreand#160;sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.

To help usand#160;lose weightand#160;and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science,and#160;Fat Chanceand#160;debunks the widely held notion to prove and#147;a calorie is NOT a calorieand#8221;, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at