Michael Pollan’s Food Rules prompted a national discussion helping to change the way Americans approach eating. This new edition illustrated by celebrated artist Maira Kalman—and expanded with a new introduction and nineteen additional food rules—marks an advance in the national dialogue that Food Rules inspired. Many of the new rules, suggested by readers, underscore the central teachings of the original Food Rules, which are that eating doesn’t have to be so complicated and that food is as much about pleasure and community as it is about nutrition and health. A beautiful book to cherish and share, Food Rules guides us with humor, joy, and common sense toward a happier, healthier relationship to food.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of And the Pursuit of Happiness and The Principles of Uncertainty, and she illustrated the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E.B. White's The Elements of Style. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.
Hometown:San Francisco Bay Area, California
Date of Birth:February 6, 1955
Place of Birth:Long Island, New York
Education:Bennington College, Oxford University, and Columbia University
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What People are Saying About This
"In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan." Jane Brody, The New York Times
"The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So we're happy that in his little new book, Food Rules, Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny." The Houston Chronicle
" It doesn't get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy." The Los Angeles Times
"A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf." Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a good, quick read, nicely illustrated by Kalman. Some good rules. I'm still not following them, but I've got a better idea what I'm breaking. :) I should read some of Pollan's writing (this is more of a collection of aphorisms than anything else).