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A definitive compendium of food wisdom


Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In this age of ever-more elaborate diets and conflicting health advice, Food Rules brings welcome simplicity to our daily decisions about food. Written with clarity, concision, and wit that has become bestselling author Michael Pollan’s trademark, this indispensable handbook lays out a set of straightforward, memorable rules for eating wisely, one per page, accompanied by a concise explanation. It’s an easy-to-use guide that draws from a variety of traditions, suggesting how different cultures through the ages have arrived at the same enduring wisdom about food. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this is the perfect guide for anyone who ever wondered, “What should I eat?”

"In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, easy-to-digest new book called Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, by Michael Pollan." --Jane Brody, The New York Times

"The most sensible diet plan ever? We think it's the one that Michael Pollan outlined a few years ago: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” So we're happy that in his little new book, Food Rules, Pollan offers more common-sense rules for eating: 64 of them, in fact, all thought-provoking and some laugh-out-loud funny." --The Houston Chronicle

" It doesn't get much easier than this. Each page has a simple rule, sometimes with a short explanation, sometimes without, that promotes Pollan's back-to-the-basics-of-food (and-food-enjoyment) philosophy." --The Los Angeles Times
 
"A useful and funny purse-sized manual that could easily replace all the diet books on your bookshelf."  --Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times


Michael Pollan’s newest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by The Penguin Press in April 2013.
Published: Penguin Group on Dec 29, 2009
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Quick, easy read with down-to-earth advice on how to eat healthly. This is a book I will be re-reading several times to instill most, if not, all the "rules" in my mind.read more
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Direct, easy-to-follow advice about healthy dietary habits.read more
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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is a short and (not so big on the) sweet(s) little book. Written for those who are eager to learn more about the food they're putting into their body, but aren't interested in a lot of research, the rules are presented in a clear and easy to follow format. The length of this book is both an advantage and a disadvantage for the book in my opinion. The short length allows the reader to learn simple guidelines they can follow right away without having to analyze too much; but not every rule is so easily simplified, and I think that is why Michael makes a habit to mention a lot of exceptions in this book, and also points readers interested in knowing more to his longer book on the subject titled The Omnivore's Dilemma. Yet the most important rule of all that Michael gives can certainly sum up the entire book in a second:"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."read more
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Food Rules is to eating what Elements of Style is to writing.Food - from the growing to consumption to the entire system surrounding it - is a top 5 global issue. We're eating ourselves to death. This is Michael Pollan's excellent manifesto... that fits in your pocket and reads in 20 min.read more
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Most of what you'll find in this book is based on common sense. Sadly, common sense is not that common these days. This is a simple and fresh reminder of things about food and eating that people shouldn't have forgotten in the first place.read more
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This books distills a lot of information into a short set of common sense food ideas. Nothing really new, but nice for a quick reminder when you need. The book can be read in one sitting.read more
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This book is very well written, as would be expected from an accomplished journalist. It is also short on reliable information and full of misinformation. Hence, those who read it are liable to be influenced in the wrong direction on many points. It is too bad that the filler used to make the book thick enough to have something to sell is not as good as the three little maxims upon which the book is based.read more
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Michael Pollan's book "Food Rules: an eater's manual" is simple, direct, and makes sense. The basic rule is: eat real food! All the rest of the book is narrowing down what real food is. No chapters on nutrition, antioxidants, carbs vs. fats, or anything scientific or dietbook-like. Not that he doesn't throw in results from scientific studies, but this is not a reference to find the best nutrients, vitamins and minerals in food. It is practical, and when you really get down to it, we all know this stuff, so why read the book? Because we all need reminding that eating real food is not that hard. My only gripe is the cost of the book! $11.00 for a book that can be read in about an hour. I guess the good news is that the book can be read very quickly and the rules can be applied immediately because they are so basic.read more
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Saw this book at the library and took it out to peruse the illustrations by Maria Kolman. They are primitive, simple illustrations but nevertheless thouroughly enjoyable to look at. Not sure that I lost any weight while reading this book but the "Rules" are sure to be helpful along that line if you can adhere to them. You can hardly go wrong in recommending this book since it is so short and colorful that the entire thing can be read in in a night or two.read more
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Food Rules is a list of maxims about eating. Some maxims get no elaboration; most get a little blurb expanding the point. The book takes about twenty minutes to read, and I don't know who could benefit from reading it.Food Rules is basically a quick and dirty abstract of In Defense of Food. For people who have read Pollan's earlier stuff-- either Defense or Omnivore's Dilemma-- there's nothing new here. There's no reason for that crowd to buy this bloated pamphlet.For people who haven't read his earlier stuff, I'd think Food Rules would be annoying. None of the rules gets any justification. If you aren't already on board with the project, the rules sometimes seem arbitrary. Here's rule 10 in its entirety (it takes up two pages of the book):"AVOID FOODS THAT ARE PRETENDING TO BE SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT. Imitation butter-- aka margarine-- is the classic example. To make something like nonfat cream cheese that contains neither cream nor cheese requires an extreme degree of processing; such products should be labeled as imitations and avoided. The same rule applies to soy-based mock meats, artificial sweeteners, and fake fats and starches."Ok. But I like mock duck. Morningstar Farms' fake chicken nuggets are pretty delicious. I'm willing to consider the possibility that I should cut these things out of my diet, but Pollan hasn't given me a reason to-- he's just asserted that I should. Why should I believe him and not the blurbs on the mock duck packaging?Of course Pollan does give reasons for most of these rules in his earlier books. Those are great books. They are beautifully written and well researched. Read those instead. I hope Pollan's views on food and eating continue to influence our culture. If this book contributes to his influence I'll be happy. But I don't see how Food Rules will help. I wish I'd spent my money on some nice broccoli, instead.read more
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My main issue with this book was the price: $11 list price. How can the publisher justify slapping such a ridiculous number on such a small book?Overall, a good set of rules on what to eat (and not eat), but not very substantive past that. This is essentially In Defense of Food boiled down into some guidelines for eating. Nothing really new here, but good to have it reiterated.read more
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A quick little read that is slightly humorous. He boils his advice down to seven words that focus on three things. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."Eat real food not processed crap.Use rules to help control your eating habits.Focus on plants and not meat.read more
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I should read this every month or so to keep myself on track. They are only little snippets, but following them is challenging (and rewarding)!read more
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I enjoyed this quick read over my lunch break, as it had a number of pearls of foodie wisdom. Some favorites:

"Avoid food products containing ingredients a third-grader cannot pronounce."

Eat only foods that will eventually rot.

"If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't."

"It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car."

"It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.)"

"Eat your colors."

"Be the kind of person who takes supplements--then skip the supplements."

"The banquet is in the first bite."

"Try not to eat alone."

"Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it."read more
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This is a quick-to-read book which gives Michael Pollan’s sensible advice about what we should eat (food), what kind of food (mostly plants), and how much (not too much). There’s not much here that he hasn’t said in a much more interesting way in his previous books, especially the book entitled The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The book is kind of cute, but I’m ready for another in-depth book by this journalist about any subject. It does not even have to be about food.read more
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Food Rules is a quick and easy read that tells us how and what we should eat for a healthy, longer life. Some of the maxims are easy to follow and actionable--"Only eat sweets on 'S' days," for instance, or "Avoid foods with more than five ingredients."All very sound, sensible advice, and many will find it useful. But really, there's nothing new here. Doesn't everyone already know what one should and shouldn't eat? Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid processed food and sweets, and limit portions.read more
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The title food "Rules" is a misnomer since no rules for eating really exist. This is a short reference book and reminds us that food choices are especially important for good health.read more
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This is an excellent, brief guide on what to eat, when. There are 64 rules, one per page (mostly). Some are simply another way of looking at a preceding rule. As the introduction says, they all boil down to - Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. Small book, excellent advice. 5 stars.read more
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Michael Pollan was preaching to the converted with me on this one. But it's pleasant to be able to read a book and agree with every word. A quick read.read more
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Easy to read short version of everything you wanted to know about nutrition for humans. Rules are easy to remember and put into practice when you hit the grocery. Enjoyed the humor -- especially the rule suggested by a reader which Pollan turned down, "Only one meat per pizza."read more
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Michael Pollan says you can read this short book in under an hour, and he is absolutely correct. It’s a fun little book with 64 easy-to-remember rules about buying, preparing and eating food. The rules are all intended to be clarifications of Pollan’s three main food rules: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. If you are interested in food and cooking, and you think a lot about what you’re going to eat, then you are probably, like me, already following many of these food rules.read more
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Not so much a book, more a manifesto. 64 principles to guide our relationship with food - some synthesized from in-depth research (see Pollan's "In Defence of Food"), some a reminder of homespun wisdom learned at your grandmother's knee. It's a map to keep us on the straight-and-narrow, despite Food Inc's best efforts to industrialise what we eat. Well done, nourishing, and sprinkled with wit.read more
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This brief volume expands on Michael Pollan's mantra - eat food, not too much, mostly plants - with a series of easily understood and often amusing rules. These rules are the distilled common sense of the many people who wrote to Pollan. Some have short explanations but this is definitely not a scientic treatise on nutrition.read more
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Clever little book, wouldn't mind another perusal. (I'll say it again: books made for skimming don't seem to work that well as ebooks, at least not on my phone.)read more
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This book is simple, concise, and clear. While Pollan is capable of some of the most fascinating and detailed science writing, this time he boils his last two books down into 64 "Rules" that are short and easy to remember. I'm recommending this book to book clubs because of the wealth of discussion topics these rules open up. It doesn't take long to read, but it certainly lingers in the mind (especially when you're breaking a rule, lol!).read more
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This book is extracted from the last part of Michael Pollan's previous book, In Defense of Food, and expands on his basic 3-part advice: "Eat real food, Mostly Plants, Not too much".In Defense of Food is definitely worth reading, and this book provides a nice concise summary of Pollan's good advice.read more
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Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" was an outstanding book, a game-changer that made you see the food you eat in a whole new light. "Food Rules" is his latest in a series of books his publisher must be forcing him to put together, condensing his thoughtful message into smaller and shorter soundbites. Do yourself a favor, take the time to read "The Omnivore's Dilemma" instead.read more
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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is a short and (not so big on the) sweet(s) little book. Written for those who are eager to learn more about the food they're putting into their body, but aren't interested in a lot of research, the rules are presented in a clear and easy to follow format. The length of this book is both an advantage and a disadvantage for the book in my opinion. The short length allows the reader to learn simple guidelines they can follow right away without having to analyze too much; but not every rule is so easily simplified, and I think that is why Michael makes a habit to mention a lot of exceptions in this book, and also points readers interested in knowing more to his longer book on the subject titled The Omnivore's Dilemma. Yet the most important rule of all that Michael gives can certainly sum up the entire book in a second:"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."read more
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I was quite upset when I received this book. It is just a concise version of In Defense of Food (which I had already read). So, if you want to skip the longer version of the book, than this is the book to get. If you want to get more from a book than rules on eating - don't get this book.read more
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a good reminder of his adage: Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. well written, witty, quick read. Could have been reduced to a pamphlet, though...read more
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Quick, easy read with down-to-earth advice on how to eat healthly. This is a book I will be re-reading several times to instill most, if not, all the "rules" in my mind.
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Direct, easy-to-follow advice about healthy dietary habits.
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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is a short and (not so big on the) sweet(s) little book. Written for those who are eager to learn more about the food they're putting into their body, but aren't interested in a lot of research, the rules are presented in a clear and easy to follow format. The length of this book is both an advantage and a disadvantage for the book in my opinion. The short length allows the reader to learn simple guidelines they can follow right away without having to analyze too much; but not every rule is so easily simplified, and I think that is why Michael makes a habit to mention a lot of exceptions in this book, and also points readers interested in knowing more to his longer book on the subject titled The Omnivore's Dilemma. Yet the most important rule of all that Michael gives can certainly sum up the entire book in a second:"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
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Food Rules is to eating what Elements of Style is to writing.Food - from the growing to consumption to the entire system surrounding it - is a top 5 global issue. We're eating ourselves to death. This is Michael Pollan's excellent manifesto... that fits in your pocket and reads in 20 min.
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Most of what you'll find in this book is based on common sense. Sadly, common sense is not that common these days. This is a simple and fresh reminder of things about food and eating that people shouldn't have forgotten in the first place.
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This books distills a lot of information into a short set of common sense food ideas. Nothing really new, but nice for a quick reminder when you need. The book can be read in one sitting.
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This book is very well written, as would be expected from an accomplished journalist. It is also short on reliable information and full of misinformation. Hence, those who read it are liable to be influenced in the wrong direction on many points. It is too bad that the filler used to make the book thick enough to have something to sell is not as good as the three little maxims upon which the book is based.
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Michael Pollan's book "Food Rules: an eater's manual" is simple, direct, and makes sense. The basic rule is: eat real food! All the rest of the book is narrowing down what real food is. No chapters on nutrition, antioxidants, carbs vs. fats, or anything scientific or dietbook-like. Not that he doesn't throw in results from scientific studies, but this is not a reference to find the best nutrients, vitamins and minerals in food. It is practical, and when you really get down to it, we all know this stuff, so why read the book? Because we all need reminding that eating real food is not that hard. My only gripe is the cost of the book! $11.00 for a book that can be read in about an hour. I guess the good news is that the book can be read very quickly and the rules can be applied immediately because they are so basic.
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Saw this book at the library and took it out to peruse the illustrations by Maria Kolman. They are primitive, simple illustrations but nevertheless thouroughly enjoyable to look at. Not sure that I lost any weight while reading this book but the "Rules" are sure to be helpful along that line if you can adhere to them. You can hardly go wrong in recommending this book since it is so short and colorful that the entire thing can be read in in a night or two.
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Food Rules is a list of maxims about eating. Some maxims get no elaboration; most get a little blurb expanding the point. The book takes about twenty minutes to read, and I don't know who could benefit from reading it.Food Rules is basically a quick and dirty abstract of In Defense of Food. For people who have read Pollan's earlier stuff-- either Defense or Omnivore's Dilemma-- there's nothing new here. There's no reason for that crowd to buy this bloated pamphlet.For people who haven't read his earlier stuff, I'd think Food Rules would be annoying. None of the rules gets any justification. If you aren't already on board with the project, the rules sometimes seem arbitrary. Here's rule 10 in its entirety (it takes up two pages of the book):"AVOID FOODS THAT ARE PRETENDING TO BE SOMETHING THEY ARE NOT. Imitation butter-- aka margarine-- is the classic example. To make something like nonfat cream cheese that contains neither cream nor cheese requires an extreme degree of processing; such products should be labeled as imitations and avoided. The same rule applies to soy-based mock meats, artificial sweeteners, and fake fats and starches."Ok. But I like mock duck. Morningstar Farms' fake chicken nuggets are pretty delicious. I'm willing to consider the possibility that I should cut these things out of my diet, but Pollan hasn't given me a reason to-- he's just asserted that I should. Why should I believe him and not the blurbs on the mock duck packaging?Of course Pollan does give reasons for most of these rules in his earlier books. Those are great books. They are beautifully written and well researched. Read those instead. I hope Pollan's views on food and eating continue to influence our culture. If this book contributes to his influence I'll be happy. But I don't see how Food Rules will help. I wish I'd spent my money on some nice broccoli, instead.
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My main issue with this book was the price: $11 list price. How can the publisher justify slapping such a ridiculous number on such a small book?Overall, a good set of rules on what to eat (and not eat), but not very substantive past that. This is essentially In Defense of Food boiled down into some guidelines for eating. Nothing really new here, but good to have it reiterated.
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A quick little read that is slightly humorous. He boils his advice down to seven words that focus on three things. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."Eat real food not processed crap.Use rules to help control your eating habits.Focus on plants and not meat.
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I should read this every month or so to keep myself on track. They are only little snippets, but following them is challenging (and rewarding)!
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I enjoyed this quick read over my lunch break, as it had a number of pearls of foodie wisdom. Some favorites:

"Avoid food products containing ingredients a third-grader cannot pronounce."

Eat only foods that will eventually rot.

"If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't."

"It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car."

"It's not food if it's called by the same name in every language. (Think Big Mac, Cheetos, or Pringles.)"

"Eat your colors."

"Be the kind of person who takes supplements--then skip the supplements."

"The banquet is in the first bite."

"Try not to eat alone."

"Spend as much time enjoying the meal as it took to prepare it."
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This is a quick-to-read book which gives Michael Pollan’s sensible advice about what we should eat (food), what kind of food (mostly plants), and how much (not too much). There’s not much here that he hasn’t said in a much more interesting way in his previous books, especially the book entitled The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The book is kind of cute, but I’m ready for another in-depth book by this journalist about any subject. It does not even have to be about food.
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Food Rules is a quick and easy read that tells us how and what we should eat for a healthy, longer life. Some of the maxims are easy to follow and actionable--"Only eat sweets on 'S' days," for instance, or "Avoid foods with more than five ingredients."All very sound, sensible advice, and many will find it useful. But really, there's nothing new here. Doesn't everyone already know what one should and shouldn't eat? Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid processed food and sweets, and limit portions.
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The title food "Rules" is a misnomer since no rules for eating really exist. This is a short reference book and reminds us that food choices are especially important for good health.
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This is an excellent, brief guide on what to eat, when. There are 64 rules, one per page (mostly). Some are simply another way of looking at a preceding rule. As the introduction says, they all boil down to - Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. Small book, excellent advice. 5 stars.
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Michael Pollan was preaching to the converted with me on this one. But it's pleasant to be able to read a book and agree with every word. A quick read.
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Easy to read short version of everything you wanted to know about nutrition for humans. Rules are easy to remember and put into practice when you hit the grocery. Enjoyed the humor -- especially the rule suggested by a reader which Pollan turned down, "Only one meat per pizza."
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Michael Pollan says you can read this short book in under an hour, and he is absolutely correct. It’s a fun little book with 64 easy-to-remember rules about buying, preparing and eating food. The rules are all intended to be clarifications of Pollan’s three main food rules: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. If you are interested in food and cooking, and you think a lot about what you’re going to eat, then you are probably, like me, already following many of these food rules.
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Not so much a book, more a manifesto. 64 principles to guide our relationship with food - some synthesized from in-depth research (see Pollan's "In Defence of Food"), some a reminder of homespun wisdom learned at your grandmother's knee. It's a map to keep us on the straight-and-narrow, despite Food Inc's best efforts to industrialise what we eat. Well done, nourishing, and sprinkled with wit.
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This brief volume expands on Michael Pollan's mantra - eat food, not too much, mostly plants - with a series of easily understood and often amusing rules. These rules are the distilled common sense of the many people who wrote to Pollan. Some have short explanations but this is definitely not a scientic treatise on nutrition.
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Clever little book, wouldn't mind another perusal. (I'll say it again: books made for skimming don't seem to work that well as ebooks, at least not on my phone.)
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This book is simple, concise, and clear. While Pollan is capable of some of the most fascinating and detailed science writing, this time he boils his last two books down into 64 "Rules" that are short and easy to remember. I'm recommending this book to book clubs because of the wealth of discussion topics these rules open up. It doesn't take long to read, but it certainly lingers in the mind (especially when you're breaking a rule, lol!).
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This book is extracted from the last part of Michael Pollan's previous book, In Defense of Food, and expands on his basic 3-part advice: "Eat real food, Mostly Plants, Not too much".In Defense of Food is definitely worth reading, and this book provides a nice concise summary of Pollan's good advice.
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Pollan's "The Omnivore's Dilemma" was an outstanding book, a game-changer that made you see the food you eat in a whole new light. "Food Rules" is his latest in a series of books his publisher must be forcing him to put together, condensing his thoughtful message into smaller and shorter soundbites. Do yourself a favor, take the time to read "The Omnivore's Dilemma" instead.
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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual is a short and (not so big on the) sweet(s) little book. Written for those who are eager to learn more about the food they're putting into their body, but aren't interested in a lot of research, the rules are presented in a clear and easy to follow format. The length of this book is both an advantage and a disadvantage for the book in my opinion. The short length allows the reader to learn simple guidelines they can follow right away without having to analyze too much; but not every rule is so easily simplified, and I think that is why Michael makes a habit to mention a lot of exceptions in this book, and also points readers interested in knowing more to his longer book on the subject titled The Omnivore's Dilemma. Yet the most important rule of all that Michael gives can certainly sum up the entire book in a second:"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."
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I was quite upset when I received this book. It is just a concise version of In Defense of Food (which I had already read). So, if you want to skip the longer version of the book, than this is the book to get. If you want to get more from a book than rules on eating - don't get this book.
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a good reminder of his adage: Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. well written, witty, quick read. Could have been reduced to a pamphlet, though...
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