I had the opportunity to meet Michael Pollan at a conference last week and gave him a copy of Real Dirt. Here is the note I received from him (which he gave me permission to use):
Harry: I read your book on the way home and just wanted to tell you how fine I thought it was. You completely ignore every orthodoxy, which allows you to speak about both with unusual credibility. It’ll piss everybody off, I’m sure, but I found it very persuasive on many points. Also well written and clear and funny. Congratulations– it’s an important contribution to the conversation.
All [the] best,
“Read Dirt” is a farmer’s take on organic, industrial, grass farming. Sure to piss off everyone. Smart and lively. http://t.co/eAE6VgCkiS
— Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) September 18, 2013