Janet Poppendieck is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York. She is the author of Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement and Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression.
“Meticulously researched, patiently explicated, potentially groundbreaking. . . . Should be required reading for everyone who eats food, buys food, has kids, or cares about nutrition.” - Bookforum
“A masterful work of public sociology that is likely to play an important role.” - Heather Sullivan-Caitlin, Teaching Sociology
“[An] excellent, informative book. . . . Poppendieck’s research is extensive and meaningful.” - Lisa Sasson, Gastronomica
“Sophisticated and nuanced.” - Michael O’Donnell, The Washington Monthly