In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In thinking up my final analysis for this book, I couldn’t quite bring myself to give it a full five star rating. It just seemed to me there was too much bias early on, when he was ripping nutrition science and their studies to shreds. Still, I enjoyed the overall theme of the book, getting back to eating real food instead of processed goop disguised as food. I’ve already been a bit shocked at reading the labels on some of my “food” which violate his “five ingredient” rule: my Wegman’s wheat bread, fruit Cheerios, and that’s just for starters.
Regardless of my quibbles with his biases, it’s a fantastic read, especially for my nemesis non-fiction, and I finished it in about a week and a half of dedicated reading. Not bad.
Next up, I revisit Carrie by Stephen King.