THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA
A natural history of four meals
A sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have
shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our
food choices have for the health of our species and the future
of our planet.
“A brilliant, eye-opening account of how we produce, market, and agonize over what we eat.” —The Seattle Times
“Thoughtful, engrossing....You’re not likely to get a better explanation of exactly where your food comes from.”
—The New York Times Book Review
[Pollan’s] cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is
compelling. Be careful of your dinner!”—The Washington Post
“Pollan is a gardener, a cook and an uncommonly graceful
explainer of natural science; this is the book he was born
to write.” —Newsweek
Penguin • 464 pp. • 978-0-14-303858-0 • $16.00
California Book Award Gold Medalist, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, A New York Times and
Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year, an Economist and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year,
a Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
READER’s GuiDE AVAiLAbLE AT us.PEnGuinGRouP.Com
Read a Q&A with Michael Pollan at us.penguingroup.com
IN DEFENSE OF FOOD
An Eater’s Manifesto
What to eat, what not to eat, and how to think about health:
a manifesto for our times.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These simple
words go to the heart of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food,
the well-considered answers he provides to the questions
posed in the bestselling The Omnivore’s Dilemma. Affirming
the joy of eating, Pollan 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.
“What should we eat? The answer is here. Now we just have
to see if Americans are willing to follow good advice.”—
The Washington Post.
“[A] tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that
food can be reduced to its nutritional components without
the loss of something essential.”— The New York Times.
Penguin • 256 pp. • 978-0-14-311496-3 • $15.00
Also available: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual 978-0-14-30311638-7