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Selected by Jeanne Goodrich, executive director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

In Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual (Penguin, 2009), Michael Pollan provides 64 pithy rules for healthful eating, a distillation of the many fascinating observations and findings he’s already provided in The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Penguin, 2006) and In Defense of Food (Penguin, 2008). Based on scientific data (but without the big words) and folk knowledge from around the world, Pollan describes what it means to eat healthfully and well, in short, easy-to-remember adages. It all boils down to seven words: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” A skinny book for a skinnier you!