Turn the Page

Summer Reading, pt. 4

By - Jul 8th, 2010 04:00 am
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Contributor Danielle Romo

Food Rules
Michael Pollan

Pollan is the author of several food books, The Omnivores Dilemma and In Defense of Food most famously.  His recent read is slim at just 140 pages, and it’s organized for those of us who need a few punchy points without all the scientific background. With a lot of help, Pollan put together 60 rules to transform our eating of “edible food-like substances” to the whole, unprocessed and underrated food of our forefathers.

“Detour” author Brigitte Kiepert

Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel
Jean Kilbourne

The portrayal of women in the media is a heated topic that is constantly in discussion with many differing opinions.  Jean Kilbourne tackles the advertising industry head-on and explains just how dangerous the media can be toward the female gender. A must read for anyone interested in woman’s issues and/or advertising.

“Threads” contributor Annie Vihtelic

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein

As an adult this is a good book to read lazily, maybe a couple poems a day or at night before bed. It’s a great book to read as a kid with fantastic illustrations and imagery, but as an adult I see it in a totally different way.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

I try to read this book once a year and it seems I always end up doing so in the summer. If you’ve already read it, read it again. If you never have, make sure you do before you die.

0 thoughts on “Turn the Page: Summer Reading, pt. 4”

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you’ve time to loll on the deck fulltime for a day, try THE RELIABLE WIFE. It’s set somewhere in Northern Wisconsin, mainly in the depths of winter. THAT’ll cool you off! And the writing is fast; the story just careens!

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