Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an American author, journalist, and professor known for his books and articles that explore the socio-cultural impacts of food in modern society. He has written on topics including the industrial food chain, the human relationship with nature, and the philosophy of food. His notable works include 'The Omnivore's Dilemma', 'In Defense of Food', and 'How to Change Your Mind'. Pollan serves as a professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.


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  1. 1. The Omnivore's Dilemma

    The book delves into the question of what we should have for dinner. It explores the paradox of the omnivore's dilemma, detailing the food chains that link farm to table, and explaining how the industrial revolution has changed the way we eat. The book also discusses the implications of our modern diet on our health and the environment, suggesting that we should return to more traditional methods of food production and consumption. It advocates for a more conscious and sustainable approach to eating.

    The 1676th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. How To Change Your Mind: What The New Science Of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, And Transcendence

    In "How To Change Your Mind," Michael Pollan explores the history, science, and potential therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs such as LSD and psilocybin. He interviews researchers, therapists, and individuals who have undergone psychedelic experiences, and shares his own personal experiences with these substances. Pollan argues that psychedelics have the potential to unlock new understandings of consciousness, spirituality, and mental health, and could offer new treatments for addiction, depression, and end-of-life anxiety. He also explores the cultural and political factors that led to the demonization and criminalization of these substances, and advocates for a reevaluation of their legal status in order to facilitate further research and exploration.

    The 6914th Greatest Book of All Time