Reviews of Reviews

The Ethical Epicure: Books that serve up insight about what’s on your plate

His work has been updated and made youth-friendly in a new edition, "The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat." The target audience is 8- to 12-year-olds, though it might also appeal to adult readers turned off by drier nutrition- and environment-oriented tomes.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat

Originally written for adults and now adapted for teens, this "must read" tells you much of what you need to know about the foods you put into your body on a daily basis.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: The Secrets Behind What You Eat

Based on Pollan's best-selling adult book of the same title, this (slightly) shortened version will appeal to thoughtful, socially responsible teens.

Michael Pollan is Coming for Your Kid’s Plates

Not bedtime reading, but certainly food for thought, made slightly easier to chew thanks to graphs, and drawings.

A New Way to Think About Eating

The subject of Michael Pollan's fine new book, "In Defense of Food," is the technological abyss toward which humankind with its tacit consent is being driven by the industrialized American diet. Pollan's critique of the American food industry and the plague of obesity, diabetes, coronary disease, cancer, and untimely death for which it is largely responsible is comparable to the work of Rachel Carson as a contribution to the history of human self-destruction, for the food fabricators could not have done their work without our complicity any more than the environmental polluters could have done theirs. One might go so far as to say that these calamities are themselves the outcome of a species failure, an evolutionary maladjustment of the human brain implicit in the triumph of ingenuity over wisdom.

Green Giant

With his lucid style and innovative research, Pollan deserves his reputation as one of the most respectable voices in the modern debate about food.

What’s Eating at Michael Pollan?

Written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots.

Book Review: In Defense of Food

"In Defense of Food" is Pollan's answer, the needle through which we must squeeze our fatted high-fructose selves to find salvation.

What’s for Dinner?

In this slim, remarkable volume, Pollan builds a convincing case not only against that steak dinner but against the entire Western diet.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

What should I eat for dinner tonight? Here is Pollan's brilliant, succinct and nuanced answer to this question: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."