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Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club: Mark Bittman ’71, L.H.D. ’17, Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

April 20, 2021 @
6:00 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Join Laura Robinson, Clark’s university librarian and special guest host, Mark Bittman ’71, L.H.D. ’17, for an in-depth discussion of his book Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal. Mr. Bittman is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, and his new book provides an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity’s appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all—and how a better future is within reach.

Mr. Bittman is a food journalist, author, and former columnist for the New York Times. He served as lead food writer for the New York Times Sunday Magazine, becoming the country’s first food-focused op-ed columnist for a major news publication. He is the founder of The Bittman Project, has authored twenty books and starred in four television series, including Showtime’s Emmy-winning Years of Living Dangerously. He was a distinguished fellow at the University of California (Berkeley), a fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and is a member of the faculty at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He graduated from Clark in 1971 with a degree in psychology and received an L.H.D. in 2017. To learn more about his books, recipes, and videos, please visit his website.

Tuesday, April 20, 6pm EDT
Featured Book: Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

Joining the Alumni & Friends Virtual Book Club is easy and participation can be at your own pace:

  1. Please register to reserve your place for the April session.
  2. Borrow the featured book from your local library or purchase from your favorite retailer; his book is also available.
  3. Read the selected title prior to the discussion session for each book.

One week before the book club meets, you will receive an email with preparatory discussion questions to help you prepare for the session with Mark Bittman ’71, L.D.H. ’17 and Laura Robinson.


April 20, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.