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Virginia Commonwealth University selects Salt Sugar Fat for 2013 Summer Reading Program

Salt Sugar Fat HC

Virginia Commonwealth University, the first school to adopt The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in 2010, has selected Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss’ Salt Sugar Fat for their 2013 Summer Reading Program.  All incoming VCU freshmen are expected to read the book prior to Welcome Week in August.  Throughout the year students will engage in small group discussions lead by faculty to exchange ideas and distil key themes.

Salt Sugar Fat investigates how some of the most recognizable and profitable companies and brands of the last half century—including Kraft, Coca-Cola, Lunchables, Kellogg, Nestlé, Oreos, Cargill, Capri Sun, and many more—use salt, sugar, and fat to addict consumers.

Click here to view Michael Moss’s website.

Click here to read more about the VCU Summer Reading Program.

Click here to read an excerpt from SALT SUGAR FAT.


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Kristen Iversen To Read At Goddard College

Full Body Burden HCKristen Iversen will be reading portions of her book Full Body Burden at Goddard College on Monday, April 22 from 7:30-9:30pm.

Selected as Virginia Commonwealth University and Fort Lewis College’s 2012 Common Read, Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated “the most contaminated site in America.”  Through intensive investigative work based on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class action testimony, as well as the powerful telling of one woman’s deeply personal story, Full Body Burden engages a key issue of our time in a profoundly unique and compulsively readable way.

Clear here to learn about Kristen Iversen’s Visiting Writers Series event at Goddard College.


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