big ups: @PublishersWkly highlights AWE as a top social science text for spring 2012!

I’m delighted to say that book industry bible Publisher’s Weekly highlights The American Way of Eating in this week’s “Spring Offerings” issue, where editors culled from more than 11,000 titles to select the most interesting ones on offer — and AWE is one of them!

It’s filed under PW’s Top Ten Picks in the social science category:

As the 2012 presidential campaign shifts into high gear and talk of American values hits a fever pitch, this spring’s social science books offer a deeper dive for those not satisfied with the one-liners and sound bites offered on the campaign trail.

I can’t post the pages from the mention—and you have to be a subscriber to see them—but I”m tickled that the gorgeous cover from Scribner’s Rex Bonomelli is at the top of the page design, too. The lovely Andrew Richard Albanese writes:

This season offers a number of books on how we live as Americans, including a host of books on food culture, a subject that is clearly booming. Among the most interesting of these titles is Tracie MacMillan’s The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, which questions how America’s working class can afford, let alone find the time, to eat as they should.

Aside from my misspelled last name, I could not be more thrilled. So exciting!

Stay tuned for more as the pre-publication month unfolds!

 

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