Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

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Harper Collins, 2004 - History - 399 pages
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning.

Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions, where the business was born, to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike, where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.

  

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Fast Food Nation

User Review  - Susie - Christianbook.com

I enjoyed Eric Schlosser's book called Fast Food Nation, it touches base on the realities of fast food. I liked that he wrote not only about how unhealthy this food is for us. But he also wrote about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Riku Sayuj - Goodreads

Written on May 29, 2012: I am glad that I had a large Pizza and a KFC burger at the Delhi airport before I started this book. Adios fatty fries, triple-decker domes and cheesy discs, you will be ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
IT fteat and Potatoes
111
Global Realization
225
Have It Your Way
255
The Meaning
271
Photo Credits
291
Bibliography
356
Acknowledgments
362
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He has received a number of journalistic honors, including a National Magazine Award for an Atlantic article he wrote about marijuana and the war on drugs. This is his first book.

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