Michael Kevin Pollan (/ˈpɒlən/; born February 6, 1955)[1] is an American author, journalist, activist, and the Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of Practice of Non-Fiction at Harvard University.[2] Pollan is also professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.[3]

Pollan is best known for his books which explore the socio-cultural impacts of food in books like The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Books in order of publication:

 Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. 1991.

A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder. New York: Random House. 1997.

 The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World. New York: Random House. 2001.

 The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin Press. 2006.

 In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. New York: Penguin Press. 2008.

Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. New York: Penguin Press. 2009.  Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. New York: Penguin Press. 2013.

Pollan Family Table. New York: Scribner. 2014.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. New York: Penguin Press. 2018.