Pollan returns with Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (public library) — a powerful manifesto for reclaiming food in a way that liberates us from our reliance on consumer culture while at the same time strengthening our shared sense of belonging and connection. 

We’re huge fans of Brainpickings here at THNKR and Maria Papova just posted an incredible write-up about Cooked, the new Michael Pollan book we just covered on BOOKD.

Watch our episode HERE.

BOOKD profiles The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander’s breakthrough book about the rise of mass incarceration in America.  Alexander agues that “by targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control.  Includes commentary by rapper Talib Kweli!

Book Club Guides Now Available!

Hi fellow readers,

There’s a new tab on the top of our Tumblr page that will let you download a supplemental guide for each of the books we feature on our awesome new series BOOKD.  Currently you can find a helpful guide to The Omnivore’s Dilemma, complete with discussion questions, drink recommendations, and recipes! Check back soon for guides to The Big Short, Born To Run, and yes, even 50 Shades of Grey!  

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