Friday, January 29, 2010

Book Review: Second Nature

Second Nature: A Gardener's Education is a book Michael Pollan wrote in the early '90's. I'm very grateful to the friend who recommended it, because I really enjoyed it. It makes me long for spring and the opportunities to improve my garden, get rid of more grass, and just stick my fingers into the dirt. It makes me almost want an old farm house on some acreage.

I love the way the book is written, his descriptive passages and turns of phrase, and the interweaving of literature, philosophy, history, politics and art as they touch on nature and man's relationship to it.

1 comment:

  1. Argh! It's waiting for me at the library (I ordered it thru inter-library loan) and I forgot to go pick it up today! Stupid, stupid.