Search Results: "Michael Pollan"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2001

"Lively writing and colorful anecdotes enhance this insightful look at an unexpected side of agriculture."
We've cultivated plants since the dawn of time; but all along, the plants have been cultivating us as well. Read full book review >

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COOKED by Michael Pollan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2013

"A delightful chronicle of the education of a cook who steps back frequently to extol the scientific and philosophical basis of this deeply satisfying human activity."
Having described what's wrong with American food in his best-selling The Omnivore's Dilemma (2006), New York Times contributor Pollan (Journalism/Univ. of California; Food Rules, 2012, etc.) delivers a more optimistic but equally fascinating account of how to do it right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Solid advice for healthy eating, but lacks Pollan's arrestingly original journalistic flair."
An anemic follow-up to The Omnivore's Dilemma examines food in a nutritional rather than an environmental context. Read full book review >

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SECOND NATURE by Michael Pollan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1991

"More than a gardening book, this is a well-developed philosophy of life and nature in a technological world."
From the executive editor of Harper's magazine, an important and profoundly original book that is a radical departure from the standard gardening text. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2006

"Revelations about how the way we eat affects the world we live in, presented with wit and elegance."
The dilemma—what to have for dinner when you are a creature with an open-ended appetite—leads Pollan (Journalism/Berkeley; The Botany of Desire, 2001, etc.) to a fascinating examination of the myriad connections along the principal food chains that lead from earth to dinner table. Read full book review >

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Released: March 17, 1997

"Pollan inexplicably denies himself and the reader a payoff passage that finds him comfortably seated at desk, pen in hand, ready for writing. (illustrations)"
An editor at Harper's magazine, Pollan (Second Nature, 1991) spent two and a half years of Saturday afternoons building a ``writing house'' in the backyard of his northwestern Connecticut home. ``I wanted not only a room of my own,'' he writes, ``but a room of my own making.'' A ``radically unhandy man,'' he sought the guidance of two ``Virgils'': architect Charles Myer and handyman/carpenter Joe Benney. Read full book review >

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FOOD RULES by Michael Pollan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pleasure for foodies and a fine gift for anyone who prizes a good meal—but maybe not if that person works for General Mills or in the advertising biz."
What should you eat? How should you eat it? Pollan, doyen of all things food-related, serves up the answers in this jauntily illustrated version of his 2009 book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Not every volume will change a reader's life, but this one just might. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >