Right now I have a very overdue library book: Michael Pollan's Second Nature. I just can't really get into it, probably because I've never had a desire to garden, but it is quite the disappointment because Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food are two of my favorite books (I mean, I cried at the end of a non-fiction book about food gathering).
But I've been saved from Second Nature because Pollan's new book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation is now available for pre-order.
With my great Google-ing skills I also found the cover for Penguin Books Australia, which is way better, but the US version fits a lot better with Pollan's other covers.
Also, it is Mr. Pollan's birthday. So, happy birthday and thank you for your contribution to society/my bookshelf.
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