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  • The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael Pollan
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1120)
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    "What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

    Stephen Redding says: "Great presentation of a moral dilemma"
    "Wonderful listen!"
    Overall

    I had picked this up having heard Pollan speak last year. I thought he was a good speaker but he is definitely a great writer. This book will probably be compared to Fast Food Nation frequently but I think this is a better book in every regard. It is beautifully written and in the manner of an investigative reporter as opposed to someone who is looking to confirm his views.

    Pollan may take sides but only after describing the pros and cons of different types of farming, etc. Whereas Fast Food Nation leaves you feeling gross, this book leaves you more educated and allows you to decide where to go next.

    Audio: The narrator was wonderful and made for a pleasant listen. There were a couple hiccups in the digital recording which were annoying but only happenned a couple times losing less than a sentence.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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