Carnegie Lecture Hall
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 brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution of psychedelic drugs takes readers on a journey to an exciting and unexpected 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.