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Big Freakin’ Hearts in Mah Eyes!!!

Just got word (thanks, Louella) that Michael Pollan is coming to Brown to give a lecture – and probably promote his new book “In Defense of Food,” which I am reading RIGHT NOW! I’ll tell you: I love Michael Pollan so much that the news of his lecture almost made me pee (not too much, […]

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I’m in love with Oskar and I don’t care that he’s 12 years old. This is one of the most intimate and lovely novels I’ve ever read. I should have realized that I would fall madly in love since it is written by Jonathan Safran Foer, writer of “Everything is Illuminated,” honestly one of my […]

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Diet for a New America & Omnivore’s Dilemma

Okay, so I just finished Diet for a New America yesterday, fell into a complete depression – and in some sort of sick rationalization process convinced myself to eat a plateful of buffalo wings to drown my guilt. The book is good and very informative if not a little outdated. And what’s to be expected […]

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Botany of Desire

I have just downloaded Michael Pollan’s Botany of Desire from the library. I’m so excited!If you’re not familiar with Michael Pollan, well, join the club! I ran across his work recently through another blog or two and can safely assume that we share a common belief in the role and purposes of food, “nutritionism” and […]

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Night Studio: A Memoir of Phillip Guston by Musa Mayer

Night Studio: A memoir of Philip Guston by Musa Mayer This was one of the most interesting ways of telling a memoir that I may have ever read. Musa Mayer is Guston’s daughter and she tells his story through her own story. It’s a portrait of Guston that is unique to Mayer’s experiences of her […]