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Author Michael Pollan and the Science of Psychedelics
May 23, 2019 , 7:00 pm
title: Author Michael Pollan and the Science of Psychedelics, Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
description: Michael Pollan’s best-selling How to Change Your Mind was named one of New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018 for its unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine. This investigation into the medical and scientific revolution of psychedelic drugs takes readers on a journey to a new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about psychedelic drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s.
Michael Pollan is the author of eight books, including How to Change Your Mind, Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, he also teaches writing at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley where he is the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Science Journalism. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
start time: 07:00 PM
recurring event: No
event address: Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
event organizer: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
event website: https://pittsburghlectures.org/lectures/michael-pollan/
event cost: $23, includes a paperback copy of How to Change Your Mind