In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

#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Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science.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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
SB
Scott Brick
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:22
hr min
RELEASED
2008
January 1
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
327.7
MB

Customer Reviews

destructo66 ,

great information, not so great delivery

why didn't michael pollan himself do the narration? Hearing him on NPR, he has a lovely voice and very engaging style, yet the narrator of his books is abrasive and almost impossible to listen to. The book is full of wonderful information, do yourself a favor and read it, or have anyone else read it to you!

Litlfrog ,

Might want to READ this one...

Michael Pollan is interesting, eloquent and a great story teller. But the way the narrator reads makes the listener bristle - it's obvious that he can't get enough of his own voice, pleasuring his own ego on the poor audience. I'd have given the book 5 stars, but the audiobook leaves me feeling condescended to. I'd love to get The Omnivore's Dilemma for my long commute, but...argghh. Just can't listen to that voice for another 6-8 hours.

el20111974 ,

Good book

I can sum it up here. The food Industry is making food as addictive as cocaine and we are powerless over it.

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