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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Paperback)

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    One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

    Winner of the James Beard Award

    Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules<......more

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One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules


Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves? The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore's Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

"Thoughtful, engrossing ... You're not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from."
-The New York Times Book Review

"An eater's manifesto ... [Pollan's] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling. Be careful of your dinner!"
-The Washington Post

"Outstanding... a wide-ranging invitation to think through the moral ramifications of our eating habits."
--The New Yorker

"If you ever thought 'what's for dinner' was a simple question, you'll change your mind after reading Pollan's searing indictment of today's food industry-and his glimpse of some inspiring alternatives.... I just loved this book so much I didn't want it to end."
-The Seattle Times


Michael Pollanís newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expertís culinary education--was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.

MICHAEL POLLAN is the author of six previous books, including Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivoreís Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is the recipient of the James Beard Award and is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world. His most recent book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.

www.michaelpollan.com

Author:
Pollan, Michael
Genre:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
450
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
08/28/2007
Copyright Year:
2007
ISBN:
9780143038580
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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  • Eye Opening

    As with other Michael Pollan books, it is well thought out and a good source of information to change the way you think about food. However, the Omnivores Dilemma I thought was more interesting to read. Maybe, get that book instead or read them both if you'd like to gobble up the knowledge :)

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • great book

    I'm not one to collect a huge library, but this book is one I'm happy to own. I've also purchased at least 2 copies to gift to friends. It's a very entertaining and informative read, laid out very cleverly into the different sections of types of meals - from the "low" of fast foods to the extreme of "grow/kill" your own. It would be hard to imagine anyone NOT enjoying this book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

    This book is so good, I bought 12 for holiday gifts! It is so well-written, and easy to read, and a relaxing break from life. At the same time, it's incredibly informative.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • THE OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA

    My order was swiftly fulfilled and arrived in timely fashion. It is a pleasure to deal with you - and to find that your shipping rates are the best on the internet. As for the book, I've bought about 20 copies over time. It is the seminal book of our times and can go far towards changing the world if it brings us back to eating food from sustainable farms.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • The Omnivore`s Dilemma

    A good read but factually there are some errors. I've recommended it to many and my copy has been on loan since I finished :-)

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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