Thursday, September 3, 2009

About Michael Pollan

There’s a good chance you’ve already heard of Michael Pollan, and an even better chance that you’ve read something he’s written. He’s an award-winning author and journalist who, for the past twenty years, “has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture”. He’s been both an editor and writer for Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times Magazine, and his 2006 book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was a New York Times bestseller and won numerous awards.

I learned all this by looking at his website, which you might want to check out, also. There’s a lot more to see there, including a very nice bibliography.

You can also watch a full-length television interview with him here.

Or maybe you’d like to see him in person – if so, then be sure to mark your calendar for Sunday, September 27th . That’s the day he’ll be at Xavier University’s Cintas Center to deliver his lecture entitled “In Defense of Food: An Omnivore’s Solution” as part of their Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series. The event begins at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public, and no reservations or tickets are necessary.

In the meantime, let’s see if we can get our own discussion started. In a week or so, I’ll post some questions, so keep reading, and then come back and share your thoughts.

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