I put the question out on Facebook asking if there was any interest in having a book discussion group and the response was overwhelming! I’ve had quite an extensive list of books that I’ve wanted to read and this is the perfect excuse to do so. I hope many of you will join us for the first selection, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Food. There’s plenty of it
around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend
Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by
nutrients, and common sense by confusion–most of what we’re consuming today is
longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael
Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less
healthy we see to become. With In Defense of Food, Pollan proposes a new
(and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to
seven simple but liberating words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making
thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it
means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.
If you’d like to participate in the discussion group, join our Facebook group (this is a closed group so only group members will be allowed to see posts and make comments). To make it easy to get the book, you can click on the picture above and purchase the book through my affiliate link (the Kindle version is $9.99) or from your favorite book source. I’ll post discussion questions for each chapter every few days beginning around August 19th to get the conversation started and you’re welcome to add your own thoughts at your convenience. You can stop by whenever you’d like and contribute to the conversation or just see what others think. There’s no rush or pressure to get through certain chapters by a certain time so feel free to read as quickly or as slowly as you’d like. This looks like an interesting read that will provide some great discussion material. I hope you’ll join us and invite your friends!