Best-selling author to dissect ‘The American Way of Eating’

March 26, 2012

New York Times best-selling author Tracie McMillan will be on campus to talk about and sign her new book, The American Way of Eating. The event takes place Wednesday, April 4, Noon-1:30 p.m. in Room 1030 CASL Building.

The New York Times compares McMillan's book to Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed and said, "This is a voice the food world needs." The book addresses issues of food production, poverty and low wage work.

For her book, McMillan worked in the fields of Central Valley, Calif., in Wal-Marts near Kalamazoo and metropolitan Detroit and at an Applebee's in New York City. She critically comments on Detroit's “food desert” status and talks about the role of urban agriculture in sustaining Detroit's food system. She's a native of Michigan and grew up in the Holly area.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Labor and Community Studies, Office of the Provost's Text in Community Series and the Urban and Regional Studies program.

For more information call 313-583-6400.