June 30 at RPL: Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet

Join us for a special event with Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet, June 30. 

Reading Public Library Reading, MA — Can a recipe book change the world? Yes! Find out how from world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé. The 50th-anniversary edition of Diet for a Small Planet shows us how plant-centered eating can help restore our damaged ecology, address the climate crisis, and move us toward real democracy. Whitelam Books will facilitate a sale and signing following the presentation.

Arrive between 5:15pm-5:45pm to sample recipes from Diet for A Small Planet made by Reading’s favorite dietician Lori Lambert-Osburn! Registration required.

Originally published in 1971, Diet for a Small Planet has sold 3 million copies worldwide. Frances Moore Lappé is an American original. New York Magazine dubbed her “Movement Mother” while the Smithsonian described this book as “one of the most influential political tracts of the times.” Gourmet Magazine named Lappé as one of 25 people—from Thomas Jefferson to Julia Child—whose work has changed the way America eats. Writing, either by or about Lappé, has appeared in Harper’s, New York Times Magazine, O Magazine, among others. Her media appearances range from the Today Show to Hardball with Chris Matthews, from Fox and Friends to the BBC and PBS Retro Report. The recipient of 20 honorary degrees, Lappé has authored 20 books, most recently Daring Democracy, coauthored with Adam Eichen, and It’s Not Too Late.

This event is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Reading Library.

“Read Beyond the Beaten Path” summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Reading Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

The Reading Public Library is committed to evolving together to strengthen communication, equity, collaboration, and learning in our community. Our mission is to be a center and resource for learning and civic engagement. We provide a place and platform of, by, and for the people who can benefit as individuals as well as contribute to the well-being of the community. We work to achieve these goals and commitments by focusing on education, equity, accountability, and access.

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