Join us for a virtual reading with Eve Turow-Paul, author of Hungry in conversation with Luis Jaramillo on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 PM CST.
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In Hungry, Eve Turow-Paul provides a guided tour through the stranger corners of today's global food and lifestyle culture and looks at the connections between top trends, the Digital Age, and human well-being. How are 21st-century innovations and pressures redefining people’s needs and desires? How does “foodie” culture, along with other lifestyle trends, provide an answer to our rising rates of stress, loneliness, anxiety, and depression?
Weaving together evolutionary psychology and sociology with captivating investigative reporting from around the world, Turow-Paul reveals the modern hungers—physical, spiritual, and emotional—that are driving today’s top trends:
- The connection between the “death” of the cereal industry and access to work email on our smartphones
- How posting images of our dinners on social media reflects a hunger for human connection in an increasingly isolated world
- The ways “diet tribes” and boutique fitness gyms substitute for organized religion
- How access to round-the-clock news relates to the blowback against GMO foods
- How wellness retreats, astrology, plant parenthood, and other top lifestyle trends ease modern anxieties
- Why urban and suburban born Millennials are becoming farmers, brewers, and woodworkers
- Why “eating local” might not only be a key solution to the climate crisis, but also key to solving our current global sense of disconnection
From gluten-free and paleo diets to meal kit subscriptions, and from mukbang broadcast jockeys to craft beer, Hungry deepens our understanding of why we do what we do and helps us find greater purpose and joy in today’s technology-altered world.
Eve Turow-Paul is a globally recognized thought leader on youth culture and the food system. With her unique blend of investigative reporting and analysis of academic research and lifestyle markets, Turow-Paul identifies the wants and needs that explain today’s hottest trends. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Turow-Paul graduated from Amherst College in 2009 with a degree in psychology. She is a frequent keynote speaker, a Forbes contributor, and the author of A Taste of Generation Yum: How the Millennial Generation’s Love for Organic Fare, Celebrity Chefs and Microbrews Will Make or Break the Future of Food. You can see her in the documentary film WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. Today, Turow-Paul utilizes her extensive empirical research to advise Fortune 500 companies, startups, non-profits, and independent entrepreneurs on how to connect with and better serve people in this Digital Age.
Luis Jaramillo is the Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at The New School. He is the author of The Doctor’s Wife, winner of the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Contest, an Oprah Book of the Week, and one of NPR’s Best Books of 2012.His work has also appeared in Open City, Gamers (Soft Skull Press), Tin House Magazine, H.O.W. Journal, and Red Line Blues.