Author, journalist, and activist, Pollan has become a scourge of agribusiness, particularly with his books,
The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifestio. In both books, he offers a manifesto for rethinking our relationship to food, predicated on a better understanding of where it comes from, and how it’s made.
Below are Michael Pollan’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually. See the full list...
Henry David Thoreau
For its bracing prose as much as anything else. I’ve been arguing with Thoreau for most of my career. When he abandoned his beanfield because he couldn’t stand making “invidious distinctions” between his beans and the weeds, he gave up on agriculture and opted for wilderness—a tremendous mistake in my view.
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sentence by sentence, some of the most stimulating thoughts anywhere.
The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
I’ve learned more from Berry than anyone else about how best to engage with nature, and how to write a sturdy and pleasing English sentence.
$147.86 Slouching Towards Bethlehem
$283.84 The Story of Design
Charlotte and Peter Fiell
Cortney Burns and Nick Balla
From: $148.92 Dining with the Maharajas: A Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition
$180.53 The Fire Next Time
$300.80 Birds of America
$190.19 Dark Night of the Soul
by Saint John of the Cross
$161.92 The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
$223.85 Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
$204.87 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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