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J.B. MacKinnon
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J.B. MacKINNON has won numerous national and international awards for journalism. As the originator of the 100-mile diet concept, he appears regularly in Canada and the USA as a speaker and commentator on ecology and food. His book, The 100-Mile Diet, co-authored with Alisa Smith, was a national bestseller and inspired a TV series in which the small town of Mission, BC, learned to eat locally. He was also the co-author, with Mia Kirshner and artists Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons, of I Live Here, a groundbreaking "paper documentary" about displaced people that made top 10 lists in media as diverse as...

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I Live Here

Written by Mia Kirshner, J.B. MacKinnon, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $29.95

I Live Here is a paper documentary–an intimate journey to humanitarian crises in four corners of the world: war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi.


I Live Here is a visually stunning narrative — told through journals, stories, images, and graphic novellas — in... Read more >

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Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet
Written by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
On Sale: April 22, 2008
Price: $15.00

One Book, One Community choice in Alliance, OH
"Book of the Year" at the College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University, CA

"The book presents the voices and experiences of a young Northwest couple grappling with issues of food production, sustainability and globalization in a year-long adventure spent in attempting to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

One Man, One Woman, and a Robust Year of Eating Locally
Written by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

Format: eBook
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
On Sale: April 24, 2007
Price: $9.99

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