Sunday, January 30, 2011

Jen's Five Years of Resolve

Perhaps you are looking for New Year’s resolutions -- or revolutions! Here are 5 year-long experiments, described in 3 books that I’ve read (including one that entirely changed the way I eat) and two I am most curious to read.

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, and Camille Kingsolver (and their younger kid, who wasn't old enough to have her name on the book) (HarperCollins, $15.99)

[Editor's Note: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is also one of Nif's April 2010 Picks. Which is not unconnected to the fact that it entirely changed the way I eat.]

Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon (Random House, $13.95)

A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy by Sara Bongiorni (Wiley Press, $14.95)

No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process by Colin Beavan (Picador, $15.00)

A Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs (Simon & Schuster, $15.00)

January 2011, Jennifer Sheffield

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