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Tracie McMillan

A working-class transplant from rural Michigan, Brooklyn-based writer Tracie McMillan is the author
of the New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Mixing immersive reporting, undercover investigative
techniques and “moving first-person narrative” (Wall Street Journal), McMillan’s book argues for
thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired The New York
Times to call her “a voice the food world needs” and Rush Limbaugh to single her out as an
“overeducated” “authorette” and “threat to liberty.” In 2013, The American Way of Eating was
awarded the prestigious Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism in recognition of her work’s
commitment to the public interest, and a Books for a Better Life Award, a publishing industry
touchstone which recognizes excellence in books that carry uplifting messages. The American Way of Eating was also named a finalist for a Goodreads Reader’s Choice Award; an International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Matters award; an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award; and a James Beard Journalism Award (considered “the Oscars of the food world”).