Friday, January 25, 2008
- What: Speaking event at which author Michael Pollan promotes his latest book In Defense of Food.
- When: Tuesday February 12th, 7pm
- Where: Bagdad Theater, 1520 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
- Cost: $21.95 includes a copy of In Defense of Food, to be distributed at the theater.
- Buyer Beware: the online vendor, Ticketmaster, is being its usual bastard self.
Additional costs when ordering online as follows:
- $7.60 convenience charge -per ticket
- $3.60 order process charge per order
- Optional: $2.50 will call charge for pick up
Reviews of In Defense of Food
- Summary of reviews at Book Browse: includes excerpts and links to reviews by The Portland Mercury’s review by Alison Hallett, New York Times’ review by Janet Maslin, Slate’s review by Laura Shapiro.
- Tigers and Strawberries: “what could have been a deftly written, fascinating look at why American’s obsession with health and nutrition may not in fact be healthy, and what to do about it, becomes instead a clumsy, rushed attempt to get a sequel to The Omnivore’s Dilemma out to the reading public as fast as possible.”
- the Jew and the Carrot: “Pollan’s approach feels remarkably Talmudic. What else did the Rabbis do but seek to uncover existing universal truths and use them to shape a code of ethics and commandments for Jewish people to follow? (We can only hope that Pollan will end up as Hillel, and Nutritionism as Shammai.)”
- Figs with Bri: “I just can’t stress enough how revolutionary and critically important this book is. Anyone who’s ever picked up a box of crackers and tried to make sense of the dozens of ingredients on the label should read this book. If you’ve ever just thrown up your hands in exasperation as the newest health study contradicted all the ones before it, read this book.”