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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma, shares his advice for eaters: "Don't eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food." Also: what evolution reveals about human economics. Geraldine Brooks on her new novel. And the gurus of how-to, Al and Larry Ubell!

Guests:

Geraldine Brooks and Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan: Eaters’ Manifesto

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma, explains his "Eaters’ Manifesto" in his new book, In Defense of Food. He says we should pay more for better-quality food…and then eat less of that food.

Event: Michael Pollan will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 9 at 7 ...

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The Evolution of Human Economics: From Hunter/Gatherers to Stock Market Traders

How did humans go from hunting and gathering, to trading on the stock market? Michael Shermer looks into what evolution tells us about human economic behavior. His new book is The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics.

Event: Michael Shermer will ...

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Geraldine Brooks’s New Novel About the Sarajevo Haggadah

Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks’s new novel, People of the Book, explores the history of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah – one of the earliest illuminated Jewish volumes.

Event: Geraldine Brooks will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 9 at 7 pm
Union Square Barnes & Noble

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Al and Larry Ubell, Gurus of How-To

Father and son team Al and Larry Ubell answer your home repair questions. Call us at 212-433-9692, or leave a comment.

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