Food Rules (Review)

Book cover for "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan.Title: Food Rules

Author: Michael Pollan

Publication Year: 2009

Pages: 112

Genre: Non-Fiction

Source: Bought from

This was a really quick read – less than an hour. I bought Food Rules at the same time as I bought The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, figuring that it would be different enough to be a separate read.

Honestly? Food Rules is mainly the same information that is available from In Defense of Food. It’s a listing of short, simple guidelines to help you eat healthier and follow the three basic tenets that Pollan suggests from the previous book as well: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

As such, I didn’t really find anything new in this book. Lots of it is even written verbatim like it is in the last book, which was probably more noticeable since I read In Defense of Food so recently. In this way, Food Rules is a really good resource if you just want quick, simple suggestions of ways to improve your eating habits, but if you already have In Defense of Food and get the general idea, this one is probably not all that worth it.


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