Michael Pollan

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Biography

Michael Pollan is the author of six books: Second Nature, A Place of My Own, Food Rules, The Botany of Desire, which received the Borders Original Voices Award for the best nonfiction work of 2001 and was recognized as a best book of the year by the American Booksellers Association and Amazon, and the national bestsellers, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and In Defense of Food.

A longtime contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley. His writing on food and agriculture has won numerous awards, including the Reuters/World Conservation Union Global Award in Environmental Journalism, the James Beard Award, and the Genesis Award from the American Humane Association.

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Engaging and enlightening reading.


Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Cooked

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Deft and often dazzling… about gardening, but only in the same way that Dante’s Divine Comedy is about getting lost in the woods… I know no book on gardening that is quite as illuminating and fascinating as this one

Allen Larcy
The New York Times on Second Nature

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A tour de force … [Pollan] writes gracefully and humanely. He is a true carpenter-craftsman of prose

Phillip Lopate
on A Place of my Own

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