In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan audiobook

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

By Michael Pollan
Read by Scott Brick

Penguin Audio 9780143142744
6.37 Hours Unabridged
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#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules  Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating. "Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience."—Frank Bruni, The New York Times " A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave."—The Washington Post "A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book."—Janet Maslin, The New York Times "In Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots."—The Seattle Times Michael Pollan’s most recent food book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it served as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name. Pollan is also the author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence 

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Nonfiction in 2008

#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules 

Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?

Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

"Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience."—Frank Bruni, The New York Times

" A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave."—The Washington Post

"A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book."—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"In Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots."—The Seattle Times


Michael Pollan’s most recent food book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it served as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name.

Pollan is also the author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be reduced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential…[A] lively, invaluable book.” Janet Maslin, New York Times
Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation's food conscience. Frank Bruni, The New York Times
In Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots. The Seattle Times
A tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential... [a] lively, invaluable book. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
A remarkable volume . . . engrossing . . . [Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave. The Washington Post
“Michael Pollan [is the] designated repository for the nation’s food conscience.” Frank Bruni, New York Times
“A remarkable volume…Engrossing…[Pollan] offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave.” Washington Post
In Defense of Food is written with Pollan’s customary bite, ringing clarity, and brilliance at connecting the dots.” Seattle Times
“This powerfully argued, thoroughly researched, and elegant manifesto cuts straight to the chase with a maxim that is deceptively simple: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants…A writer of great subtlety, Pollan doesn’t preach to the choir; in fact, rarely does he preach at all, preferring to let the facts speak for themselves.” Publishers Weekly
“What follows in In Defense of Food is a series of wonderfully clear and thoughtful answers that help us omnivores navigate the nutritional minefield that’s come to typify our food culture…In a season filled with rallying cries to lose weight and be healthy, Pollan’s call to action—“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”—is a program I actually want to follow.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“After reading this book, you may never shop, cook, or eat the same way again.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“[Pollan] has placed himself at the forefront of food writing. The message of the book and its well-written delivery can’t be faulted.” Bookmarks Magazine

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Author Bio: Michael Pollan

Author Bio: Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers. He is a longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine. 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. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English