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    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,125
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,114

    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Kathleen Adams Olsen on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Change Your Mind, written and read by Michael Pollan. When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counterculture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people?

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Cooked

    • A Natural History of Transformation
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488

    In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements - fire, water, air, and earth - to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer. In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit bland

    • By Mark on 12-12-14
    • A Natural History of Transformation
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Place of My Own

    • The Architecture of Daydreams
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 520
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    With this updated edition of his earlier book, A Place of My Own, listeners can revisit the inspired, intelligent, and often hilarious story of Pollan’s realization of a room of his own—a small, wooden hut, his “shelter for daydreams” — built with his admittedly unhandy hands. Inspired by both Thoreau and Mr. Blandings, A Place of My Own not only works to convey the history and meaning of all human building, it also marks the connections between our bodies, our minds, and the natural world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pollan is a great narrator

    • By justin chidester on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Second Nature

    • A Gardener's Education
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 609
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
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      4 out of 5 stars 458

    In his articles and in best-selling books such as The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan has established himself as one of our most important and beloved writers on modern man's place in the natural world. A new literary classic, Second Nature has become a manifesto not just for gardeners but for environmentalists everywhere.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Pollan, don't love this (but you might)

    • By Mary on 02-05-12

    Regular price: $20.99