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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Food Choices

I have been meaning to read In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan since it first appeared on the library shelves. I read an early review and knew it was a book I would enjoy. I am now half-way through it and would highly recommend this book which has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for 14 weeks. Last week it was number 7 in the nonfiction list.

The first line: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." is sound advice for a culture like ours that is often distracted with too many food choices and 24/7 eating options. Pollan offers a very reasonable approach to healthy eating. His previous book The Omnivore's Dilemma is next on my reading list. If you wish to learn more about the author and read more about this book, you can visit his website.

We have so many books in the library on eating, healthy eating, food choices, organic eating, dieting, lifestyle changes, and eating disorders. If you have an interest, stop by to see what is available. If you have a particular book in mind, contact the library with the title and we'll be happy to add the book to our collection or request it from another library.

Other books by Michael Pollan:
  • Second Nature
  • A Place of My Own
  • The Botany of Desire
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma
Other Recommended Reading:
  • Deep Economy by Bill McKibben
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

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