Michael Pollan

Alia Malley

Michael Pollan

Never Getting Our Fill of Michael Pollan

A&L Brings Back the Acclaimed Author of Food Rules

There’s a big reason New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan is a bestselling author—he just writes common sense. Too much of what we read about how to eat is too busy pushing a faddish diet or pure gobbledygook; Pollan, instead, writes things like “Be the kind of person who takes supplements—then skip the supplements.” He will be bringing his clear-eyed wisdom to town for an event sponsored by the Orfalea Foundations’ s’Cool Food and UCSB Arts & Lectures on Thursday, February 10, at 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre for a conversation with NPR’s Renée Montagne.

The author of paradigm shifting books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Pollan is eager to save us from our Western diets that lead to more bad health than you can shake a Slim Jim at. His latest, Food Rules, is a handy, practically pocket-sized 64-item call to good eating and better health. Call 893-3535 or visit

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