Michael Pollan is known for his well-researched and passionate manifestos about food and eating. While you're waiting for his latest book, Cooked, check out some other great reads that look at cooking, eating, and the production of food.
If you're a fan of Mary Roach, you know ~exactly~ why you're a fan of Mary Roach. Maybe her choice of topics--sex, death, outer space, the paranormal, and now the human digestive system. Could be her sense of humor--6th grade potty humor with a dash more irreverence. Perhaps it's her smarts and fearlessness. She doesn't talk down to you and she'll try anything once. She loves the world a whole lot and wants to find out all about it, and have a great time in the process. Here's a list of suggested reading while you're waiting for her latest book, Gulp.
Cheryl Strayed's Wild is a story of personal transformation, gained by traversing some of the country's most rugged wilderness. While you wait for this title, we hope you'll enjoy some more stories about people who have been changed through physical and mental trials.
George Saunders writes short stories that are satirical and imaginative and yet compassionate; the New York Times Magazine says "you feel as if he understands humanity in a way that no one else quite does." While you wait for his latest, check out these thoughtful and inventive stories and novels.
Winter in Portland brings short days, long nights, holiday celebrations, extra expenses, and So. Much. Rain. Here are some ways to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors near and far...