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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A glorious piece of prose … Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace


Chicago Tribune on A Place of my Own

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