Review of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food

Adam Merberg of the site, Say what, Michael Pollan?, has a very interesting review of Pollan’s book, In Defense of Food. Click here.


…Pollan’s prose is so lively that most readers won’t want to stop and give things a closer look. However, the reader who does bother to check the details sees that In Defense of Food is not a credible work of nonfiction. Pollan twists facts and misrepresents the way science works in the course of assembling exaggerated, false, and contradictory narratives.

4 Responses to “Review of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food”

  1. Lea Says:

    I thought it was a wonderful review and linked to it, too. I love Merberg’s blog.

  2. Nero Says:

    Thanks for linking to this review, I’m going to link to it now as well! Cheers!

  3. Sheryl Says:

    Well, finally.

    I thought I was the only one who didn’t swoon over Michael Pollan.

    Thanks for posting this.

  4. Andrea - Chocolate and Beyond Says:

    Thanks. That’s saved me from reading a book just to see how wrong it all is! Always helpful when someone else does it for you.

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