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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pollan to discuss, sign book Saturday

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

That's the advice journalist Michael Pollan offers in his new book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Polly featured an interview earlier this week with the author about his new book.

Pollan - the author of the bestselling book, The Omnivore's Dilemma - suggests that if we would pay more for better, well-grown food, but buy less of it, we'll benefit ourselves, our communities, and the environment at large.

I picked up Pollan's book a few weeks ago, and it's on my list of books to read after I finish Barry Glassner's The Gospel of Food. But when I heard an NPR interview with Pollan last week, I skimmed through and read parts of the book - it's a hard book to put down.

Now locals will have a chance to hear from Pollan himself. Pollan will discuss and sign his book at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Plaza. The bookstore recommends getting line letters in advance, available with purchase of the book.

For more information, call Joseph Beth at 513-396-8960.


at 9:50 AM Blogger Stepf said...

I'm reading this book, and I'd LOVE to hear Pollan speak. However, I haven't seen my mom since July and I'm going home. :( Tell me how it is!

at 10:09 AM Blogger Ryan Detzel said...

I stopped and took a double-long look at this book on the shelf just last night.

I would have grabbed it, but I'm already reading The Elements of Cooking by Michael Ruhlman and What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert Wolke...I can only handle so many food books.

I'll definitely check it out soon though.

at 12:29 PM Blogger Rachel said...

Sure thing Stepf. I'm really looking forward to this. From the NPR interview, Pollan is really an engaging reader and his views are really interesting to hear.

Ryan - there's been such a rash of food-related books out recently. I can't keep up with them all. When I applied for graduate school, I noted in my entrance essay that the field of food studies was a narrow one and one I hoped to contribute to. My, how the field's changed in just a couple short years!

at 12:58 PM Blogger Cin Twin1 said...

Speaking of books, I just finished Julie&Julia. It is about a girl who lives in NYC and decides in one year she will make every recipe in the the The Art of French Cooking cookbook. She then blogs about her experience. Great read and highly entertaining. I will look for this book next time I am at the library.

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