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Reading and writing have never been strong points for me I am much more of a math and science guy That being said the Honors College is not exactly my cup of tea It takes a special type of book for me to actually get interested and take the time to try and understand it The Omnivores Dilemma did that for me In fact I ended up reading the book twice I read it at the beginning of the summer shortly after receiving it at orientation and then I read it again the week before school started Granted this alone does not qualify it to be a part of the Honors College reading list It is qualified because it meets the criteria that we agreed upon in class which is as follows Intellectually chewy thought-provoking spurs discussion etc Cultural theme universal Differences in interpretation opinion Relatable Open mind needed Themes and questions If we are to take a close look at The Omnivores Dilemma we will be able to find aspects of all of these criteria in the book Since The Omnivores Dilemma meets all the criteria that we agreed on it deserves to be a part of the Honors College reading list for the Honors 111 course In class we described intellectually chewy as thought provoking something that can spur discussion and so on and so forth The entire books purpose was to get people to really think not only about what they eat but also their entire approach to food After reading this book I found myself questioning my normal daily routine Prior to reading this book I did not really care about what I was putting into my body or how the food got to my plate I lived by the idea that if it tastes good and it has not killed me yet then why not Michael Pollan was not trying to tell us how to live I think he was
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