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Publisher Description

One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year

Winner of the James Beard Award

Author of #1 New York Times Bestsellers In Defense of Food and Food Rules

What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with this seemingly simple question and, with The Omnivore’s Dilemma, his brilliant and eye-opening exploration of our food choices, demonstrated that how we answer it today may determine not only our health but our survival as a species. In the years since, Pollan’s revolutionary examination has changed the way Americans think about food. Bringing wide attention to the little-known but vitally important dimensions of food and agriculture in America, Pollan launched a national conversation about what we eat and the profound consequences that even the simplest everyday food choices have on both ourselves and the natural world. Ten years later, The Omnivore’s Dilemma continues to transform the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

Scott Brick
hr min
April 11
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

Melissa Hoffman ,

Great book, over-acted audio

I'm about half-way through this book (printed form) right now, and enjoying it immensely. Hoping to finish it via audiobook on the road, I checked out the preview here on iTunes, and am sorry to report that the narrator's inflection of the words was such a turn-off that I decided not to make the purchase. I wish the narrator would just READ, with attention to the text, and not to his own sense of drama or personal cadence. Pollan's work is straight, sound, and unvarnished. The vocals should be, too.

G. Nemec ,

Very Good

Contrary to other reviewers, I thought the narrator did a fine job in making the subject matter, which could be a little dry, more interesting. The book is an eye-opener. It's well written and well read.

Amanda_430 ,

Narrator is TERRIBLE

I was going to buy this audiobook, but changed my mind because it is the same narrator as with "In Defense of Food". This guy is wayyyy too dramatic for this kind of book. Normally I am pretty forgiving on narrators, but this guy is just way too difficult to stomach. Such a shame.

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