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Apr 27, 2009

The Omnivore Has Two Faces (and Two Lemmas)

"[H]owever we choose to feed ourselves, we eat by the grace of nature, not industry, and what we're eating is never anything more or less than the body of the world."

-- Michael Pollan, closing words from The Omnivore's Dilemma.


Did you know there were two covers?


The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals


The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Search for a Perfect Meal in a Fast-Food World

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Looks like that's the UK paperback version, Phil. I was a bit surprised since I had to buy the book for a class in 2007. I'll sheepishly admit that knowing the book was coming out in paperback about two weeks after the course started, I checked out the hardback from the DCLibrary and bought the paperback when it was released. My classmates were a little miffed. Great book with any cover, though.

Have you seen King Corn, by the way?

Posted by: Steve | Apr 27, 2009 6:33:43 PM

I can't believe it's been more than two years since I saw Michael Pollan speak at Colorado College. I then read the book, and even gave a copy to my father and one to my Chief Female Associate. I did not know it had two covers. I assume the top cover, the one on every copy I've bought, is the new one. It's also available on Audible btw, unabridged and well-read.

On the same theme, last year for his birthday, I gave my dad a subscription to Organic Gardening. I've really got my fingers crossed that when the job search is over, I end up somewhere near enough to raid Dad's garden on a regular basis. :-)

Posted by: Doc | Apr 29, 2009 10:10:43 AM