Ticket giveaway: Author Michael Pollan

November 3, 2010
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NOTE: This event was originall planned as a luncheon. It is now a Q&E with the author, hosted by Barbara Lewis. Apologies for any confusion.


This week, you can win a pair of tickets to hear Michael Pollan, bestselling author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma," plus two VIP tickets to the pre-event reception.
The event, part of this year’s Spirit & Place Festival, will be held Nov. 12 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral (more info here).

To enter, just write in your Michael, below. I’ll pick one winner at random.

  • Big Fan
    I've read all of Michael's books. He has been a great influence on my social conscience and my diet. I would love the opportunity to hear him speak.
  • Concious Vegetarian
    Would love to go to the luncheon --- watched Food, Inc. over a year ago which was drastically raised my awareness of the American food supply and specifically how our meat was sourced so poorly. Omnivoreâ??s Dilemma has also been influential to me in my food choices.
  • Michael
  • Pollan
    I read "In Defense of Fodd" (on my honeymoon no less) after hearing an interview with Pollan on NPR. It would be nice if those in charge of our national food policy would take his suggestions to heart regarding food issues.
  • Favorite Michael
    My favorite Michael is me!
  • MOM
    I spent my summer vacation with my two daughters and Michael Pollan's book "The Omnivore's Dilemma". I feel it's so important for me to learn more about our food system and make better food choices for my young girls. They are the future and I want their future to be bright and healthy.
  • potato diet?
  • John Travolta.....
    ....in the movie Michael!
  • Michael
    Well, a close second to my brother, Michael, would be Michael Pollan - I've read all of his books and have started to re-program my family's way of thinking about food.
  • MJ
    Michael Jordan.

    Great reviews on this book
  • An offer I can't refuse...
    Michael Corleone.
  • Favorite Michael
    Michael Landon -- as "Pa" on Little House on the Prairie.
  • Favorite Michael
    Has to be Michael Moore. He's witty but cuts to the core of politics and what's wrong with our country.
  • Fav Michael
    Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin fame!
  • Red House Painters
    My favorite Michael: "smile at my excitement the last time you called, I slipped again to ask you from whereabouts"
  • Michael
    Michael Moore
  • Michael

    Oh, and Hi to Crizzle up above!
  • Contest
    My favorite Michael is Pollan. Loved The Omnivore's Dilemma! I missed him when he spoke at Butler a couple of years ago and don't want to miss him again.
  • Favorite
    My favorite Michael is my (long-ago) best man.
  • Little Bro
    My favorite Michael is my baby brother, who is 43 !
  • Michael Pollan!
    Michael Pollan is my favorite Michael, as well. I have completely re-evaluated the way I look at food and eating thanks to him. Being concerned about the evironment for quite some time, I never realized how much of an impact my everyday eating habit was making on my own carbon footprint... not to mention my personal health! I've begun to pass Michael's wisdom on to my family, too, and my mom and I would love to see him speak!
  • fashion, sorry
    I have to say my favorite Michael is Michael Kors.
  • Michael's!
    Gosh, this would be soooo cool to sit down with Michael Pollan for lunch! My favorite Michael has to be Michael Jackson. Can't go wrong with Thriller!
  • Michael
    Back in the day, it was Michael Jordan, but it's a toss-up between Moore and Pollan now.
  • Favorite Michael
    I love the actress Michael Learned. I have always thought that a woman named Michael is special and, in this case, quite talented. I also adhere to many of Michael Pollan's food rules and this one in particular: break the rules, sometimes.
  • Favorite
    Michael Jackson
  • My Favorite...
  • Lunch With Michael
    One of my favorite Michaels is Michael Palin from Monty Python.
  • Favorite Michael
    Would have to be...Michael Scott.
  • Favorite Michael
    Michael J Fox
  • Michael 500
    This is Indianapolis, people.
  • Pick me
    Would love to have the opportunity to meet Mr. Pollan. I thoroughly enjoyed Omnivore's Dilemma. Thanks!
  • Michael
    My favorite Michael is "Floyd."
  • favorite Michael
    Michael the angel
  • Michael/Michal
    My daughter, Bryn Michal Caroline.
  • Great Book
    Michael Pollan of course! I don't have a Michael who is near and dear to me and he is a great author.
  • Food for Thought
    Michael has authored several great books, but I have to give a shout out to Michael Jordan.
  • Michael...
    ...Clayton! It's Clooney. C'mon!!

    Would love to hear Michael Pollan speak.
  • Favorite Michael
    I was inspired by Omnivore's Dilemma. My good friend in Iowa raises free-range hogs for Nieman Ranch. He has been talking this 'food language' for years. I would love to hear Michael speak. thank you
  • Pick Me!
    I can't unlearn what he taught me in reading his books - please pick me!!
    • Michael
      I'd have to agree with Michael Clayton--or any other Michael that George Clooney would ever play.

      Loved "The Botany of Desire" and would love to hear Michael Pollan speak.
    • Pick Me!
      Ooops - forgot to mention my favorite Michael is definitely Michael Pollan - I literally changed my complete diet and food purchasing after reading his books.
    • And all the company....
      Michael, Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God.
    • Michael tickets
      Love those free range eggs!
    • Michael
      Nothing bright, I would just like to hear him speak.
    • Michael
    • My son
      My son challenged me to read this book because it changed his habits and behaviors for the better. Thank you.
    • Jacko
      How can no one on here mention the greatest Michael of all - Michael Jackson!
    • Michael Scott
      My favorite Michael is Michael Scott.
    • Michael
      Favorite MICHAEL POLLAN Food Rule: If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're not hungry.
    • Michael
      My favorite Michael is the one who rowed his boat ashore.

      In all seriousness, my favorite MIchael is my dad.
    • Favorite
      Michael Pollan
    • michael
      george michael
    • Michael
      My wife is VERY into Michael Pollan, and has read this book and espouses its wisdom to anyone willing to listen. She would love to go to lunch with Michael, I'm sure.
    • Michael
      There isn't a more important name in the watchdog industry regarding food safety and regulation and sustainability of our precious resources. Sorry. I couldn't just write "Michael!"

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