michael pollan was brilliant as usual; i expected as much and was even intrigued as the book went on!! however the narrator was awful for this book. he was strangely dramatic for a non-fiction book, not a good fit.
Was recommended to me through our universities' "Student Dietetic Association Book Club". As an aspiring sports nutritionist, the book laid out some very sensible, however forgotten advice (at least to us Americans)
Great book. The narrator is hard to get used to. He would be better reading fiction. The info in the book is wonderful so I recommend getting it in print form.
This was an eye opening book. There are no gimmicks, just plain common sense ideas. However, these ideas have eluded us in all the crap of information out there. I highly recommend this book to clear up misunderstandings.
Narrated with an exactly appropriate tone, this book challenges our conventional view of eating, and encourages a return to the fundamental relationship man has with food. Pollan carefully reveals the catastrophic habits of the western diet, yet avoids condemnation, a pitfall of many proponents for organic health. Instead, he inspires the common man with an argument for simpler and better health, all based on a sturdy foundation of logic and current science.
As usual Pollan writes a meticulously researched book that is both engaging and thought provoking. The reader, while competently and clearly articulating, doesn't seem to personally connect with the material. .
In short: the garden. Everything I've read by Michael Pollan teaches me more about food, and what it means to be the human link in a complex world of food. As a total fast American, I suffer from fast food life too. This book made me consider how best I can use my time to get back to the garden, and back to the kitchen.
My fiancee and made a taco dinner last night in 10 minutes, with nothing but fresh chopped whole foods and organic taco shells. Is that really slower than waiting in line for take-out?