Last year, The Omnivores Dilemma was a hands down favorite read. This year, I find Michael Pollan's follow-up book, In Defense of Food, an absolute must read.
If you are, or have ever been, confused by the whirlwind of scientific studies and nutrition -- read this. If you desire to eat well -- read this. If you don't care about food -- read this. If you consume any food at all -- read this.
Once in a while I find a book so compelling that I'm overwhelmed at the thought of trying to express it to you. I usually end up quoting large chunks when this happens. Well, it wouldn't work with this book because I'd be quoting the entire book. Apparently Nora Ephron of The New York Times felt similarly:
"I have tried on countless occasions to convey to my friends how incredible this book is. I have gone on endlessly... Well the point is, I have tried and failed to explain it, so I just end up giving them a copy, and sooner or later they call to say, 'You were right, it's fantastic.'"
I'm so excited about this book and feel so strongly that everyone should read it that I'm going to give away a copy of it.
To enter to win the book, just leave a comment and I'll draw a winner on Friday May 9th using a random number generator .
If you happen not to win, it's highly worth getting on the waiting list at your local library. If you can't wait, just order it through Amazon. It's a short, but compelling read, I promise.
If you've already read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts.