Wednesday, 30 July 2008

I'm Sorry, Michael

I'm sorry Michael Pollan, but I am not going to read your book.

I read the first ten pages and decided that it's not for me.

I say: This is not the kind of book I need to read. We are very conscious eaters in this household and although of course I still have a lot to learn, I don't think I could endure an entire book about things I already know instinctually.

Pollan says: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

I say: I really like Michael Pollan. I think his books and teachings are essential in this day and age when we, the so-called civilised and evolved, are honouring ourselves with ailments such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and several kinds of cancer. 

Pollan says: "The UN recently announced that the number of people in the world suffering from the problems of 'overnutrition' has for the first time exceeded the number suffering from undernutrition."

I say: When I wrote about the film King Corn a month ago, I neglected to mention that Michael Pollan stars in it and is even credited as being an inspiration for the film. 

You are an inspiration to me too, Mr Pollan. I just don't feel I need to read your book.

1 comment:

WriterBee said...

Mm, it's interesting, I think, how so many books these days seem to be one idea stretched too thin. Maybe this book would have been better as an article.