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Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder." Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son. (Publisher Provided) Michael Pollan was born in 1955 and raised on Long Island, NY. He received his B.A. in English from Bennington College in 1977 and his Masters, also in English, from Columbia University, in 1981. He is the author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, as well as 5 New York Times bestselling books: Food Rules: An Eater's Manual, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World and Ho wto Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual (Author) 2,628 copies, 104 reviews
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education 1,404 copies, 31 reviews
This Is Your Mind on Plants 301 copies, 7 reviews
Food, Inc 17 copies
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking (Foreword, some editions) 1,617 copies, 15 reviews
The New Kings of Nonfiction (Contributor) 704 copies, 23 reviews
Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food (Introduction) 344 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Essays 2003 (Contributor) 290 copies, 1 review
We Made a Garden (Introduction, some editions) 149 copies, 5 reviews
Twelve Recipes (Foreword) 138 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Essays 1990 (Contributor) 110 copies
Food, Inc. [2008 film] (Narrator) 73 copies, 6 reviews

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Michael Pollan
Here's The Thing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 0am
Michael Pollan says that every writer has a "final question," an irreducible topic to which all their work tends. For Pollan, that topic has always been nature — specifically, the ways in which the natural world and humans have co-evolved to mutual benefit. So it's funny to hear Pollan talk about his failed attempt at incinerating an animal that was giving his garden a hard time. He tells host Alec Baldwin how this experience disabused him of the pastoral notions of nature found in Emerson and Thoreau, and goes on to talk about drunk elephants, his new Netflix series Cooked, the failed Bloomberg soda ban, and psychedelic drugs. (aurevoir)… (more)

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