We'll get with the voting in a moment, but first we thought it best to level with those readers who have been so loyal to #1book140 for so long. It's time the truth were known. Nearly two years ago, the ruthless J. Nathan Mathias ousted 1book140's previous management in a boardroom coup. Oh, we wanted to go public with the story, but were told that revenge was a dish best served cold. And so, after carefully plotting my return from an abandoned goat-herder's shack in rural Rhode Island, we gave Nathan payback. No more will 1book140 executives run riot with company proceeds, throwing private parties on secret Caribbean islands. 1book40 has returned to the people!
Okay, not really. The truth is a bit more pedestrian, and will be delivered in due time. As we did last year, December will be devoted to the Also-Rans, those books that came oh-so-close to winning in 2014, but just didn't quite make the cut. The poll will close at 5 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday. Let's get to the voting:
Foodopoly by Wenonah Hauter
Foodopoly was so close to being selected in the original Food Writing poll. If you’re trying to make up your mind on which book to vote for, you can take the Foodopoly online quiz, which introduces you to key facts about food in American and why you should care. As the San Francisco Gate writes in its review, "Foodopoly is politically brave—not just naming names in the agri-industrial complex, but pushing us to think more deeply about the politics and economics that dictate our diets beyond our own roles as shoppers and eaters.” The book was initially nominated during the Food Writing month.