Author Michael Pollan talks plant-based psychoactive drugs at Corte Madera


Ingenious Berkeley author Michael Pollan’s latest (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” “The Botany of Desire,” “Cooked” and more) continues the intriguing pivot he took from food to psychoactive substances in 2018 with the bestseller “How to Change Your Mind.” In “This Is Your Mind on Plants” (Penguin Press, 2021), Pollan, ever curious and eager to experiment, turns his attention to three herbal medicines that have a dramatic impact on how humans think and feel : mescaline, opium and caffeine. Now wrapping up a national tour for the July 19 publication of the paperback edition, Pollan will appear in an in-person and virtual event at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. at Corte Madera, at 1 p.m. Saturday, with fellow author, journalist and educator Mark Danner. Tickets are $23 and include the book, available at any Book Passage store. Find them at https://www.bookpassage.com/.

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