Welcome to Beyond the Book, the program that connects you with outstanding authors, U of M faculty, and community experts for live and online conversations about nonfiction books that grab our attention and stay with us.
Discussion. Each Beyond the Book program begins with a four-, five-, or six-week online discussion in which the author/expert will post weekly discussion questions, conversation starters, and personal thoughts. You can read the book before or during the discussion period.
Evening Gathering. Shortly after the online discussion ends, you can choose to attend a special live dinner and discussion hosted by the author/expert. Here, you'll go beyond the book's pages with light, healthy fare, great company, and new insights.
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The Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan
Program Leaders: Kate VandenBosch, head of Plant Biology, and Rob King, head of Applied Economics
Our answers to the question, â€œWhat should we have for dinner?â€? can have far-reaching impacts on our health, our environment, and our economy. Renowned journalist Michael Pollan explores the consequences of food system choices in The Omnivoreâ€™s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.
Free online discussion with Kate and Rob opens Thursday, June 19, 2008, and continues through July 17, 2008.
Live dinner and discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2008. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal of organic and local foods at the U of M's beautiful Campus Club.