In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

In Defense of Food Book JacketBook of the Quarter, Winter 2010
Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center, and Orradre Library
Thursday, February 25, 2010
 2 - 3:30 p.m.

The Santa Clara University Library is pleased to present Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food as the Winter 2010 Book of the Quarter. This book has been selected because it is also the choice for this year's Silicon Valley Reads, a program which is presented annually by the San Jose Public Library Foundation, the Santa Clara County Library, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

As SCU's contribution to this program, the Library is pleased to have Jonah Raskin, Professor of Communication Studies at Sonoma State University, and author of Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating, and Drinking Wine in California, as our guest speaker.

The Book of the Quarter event will be held Thursday, February 25, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Saint Clare Room on the 3rd floor of the Harrington Learning Commons, Sobrato Technology Center and Orradre Library. The event is sponsored by the Library and is co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Institute, the Food and Agribusiness Institute, and the Office of Sustainability. The event is free and open to the public.

You do not have to read the book to attend, but copies of both In Defense of Food and Field Days are available for purchase at the campus bookstore.

About the Book of the Quarter/Silicon Valley Reads

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto proposes we should: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." As Kendra Nordin notes in The Christian Science Monitor: "Pollan will succeed in making you think twice about what you are piling up in your grocery cart or on your plate."

Field Days Book JacketAbout the Author

Michael Pollan is the Knight Professor of Science and Environmental Journalism at UC Berkeley. Among other works, he is the award-winning author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: a Natural History of Four Meals (2006) (the Library's Spring 2007 Book of the Quarter) and The Botany of Desire: a Plant's-Eye View of the World (2001).

Suggestions for a future Book of the Quarter?

Past Books of the Quarter