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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hot Tip

posted by on November 29 at 17:15 PM

Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food (out the first of January) has finally made it to the library catalog. Place your holds now, or forever wait in line.


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I knew there was a reason why the organic apple at PCC was more filling and better than the store-brought woody apple at Fred Meyer ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 29, 2007 5:25 PM

You might want to keep your mid-February clear. There's a rumor that he'll be in town for the book tour and might be giving a talk at a local venue.

Posted by dw | November 29, 2007 5:37 PM

Do they have a manga version?

Posted by Concerned Tim Eyman Supporter | November 29, 2007 5:44 PM

Thanks much for this. Based on my number I think i'll get it before the summer!

Posted by foodie | November 29, 2007 5:52 PM

Wooo! Only 32 people ahead of me. Thanks for the notice!

Posted by Beth | November 29, 2007 5:54 PM

Or you could just buy it

Posted by blaire | November 29, 2007 6:54 PM

Thanks for the tip! But you coulda linked to it directly.

Posted by shitbrain | November 29, 2007 7:16 PM

thanks for the tip!

Posted by jkjk | November 29, 2007 8:57 PM

@2: Never. I hate readings in general, and this one--imagine a room full of sanctimonious foodies like myself!--would be one of the worst.

Posted by annie | November 29, 2007 9:33 PM

Way back in the 40s the country's first food writing icon M F K Fisher was making all the same points. Her prose is quite a bit better than Pollan's too. The compilation of her works The Art of Eating is probably readily available at most libraries, and one might consider reading part of it while one waits for Pollan's book to make it's way to you courtes of the SPL.

Posted by kinaidos | November 29, 2007 10:33 PM

66 people ahead of me, and SPL's only ordered six books. Didn't the council just give them a bunch of extra money to increase their collection? Thanks for the tip, though - otherwise, the line would be longer than the wait for Stanford International Elementary School.

@1, even organic red delicious apples taste great. I'd given up on them when I still bought conventional.

Posted by Ebenezer | November 29, 2007 10:59 PM

Agree with kinaidos, he is not a good writer. He gives good soundbite, but prose .... not so much.

Posted by Wondering Willa | November 30, 2007 1:19 AM

@11 - have to agree, the quality factor is why I buy most of my apples at PCC now.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 30, 2007 10:50 AM

But aren't we glad to have a $160 million Central Library? Obviously a huge, underutilized building is more useful than books, open hours, and staff.

Posted by Troy | December 1, 2007 8:12 AM

A library isn't really for books anymore. That's last century. To me the downtown library is like the lobby of an airport, it's a place for my thoughts to take flight. Also the new Library makes a much better rental location for parties.

Posted by Issur | December 2, 2007 6:20 PM

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