Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 17, 2001 - Social Science - 368 pages
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New York Times Bestseller, 

 With a New Afterword

“Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts . . . Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours.”—Los Angeles Times

In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.

In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food. Fast Food Nation is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves.

“As disturbing as it is irresistible . . . Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing . . . channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape.”—The New Yorker

Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the Atlantic and the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This (with Charles Wilson).

  

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A good read, and well-researched. - LibraryThing
... very well researched SCARY information. - LibraryThing
This is a well-researched and very readable volume. - LibraryThing
Researched and well written. - LibraryThing
Amazing and well researched - what else is there to say - LibraryThing
It's not just high calorie, large portion meals. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - HeatherCHoffman - LibraryThing

If you are trying to avoid fast food, this is the book for you. Read it alongside Upton Sinclair's The Jungle if you're looking to really clean out your stomach. A mix of facts and stories of real people, this book will make you think twice about what we eat in America. Read full review

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User Review  - hailsus - LibraryThing

Very informative book that takes you back to the very start of fast food history Read full review

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Contents

I The American Way
11
II Meat and Potatoes
109
Have It Your Way
255
End Matter
277
Photo Credits
279
Notes
280
Bibliography
336
Acknowledgments
342
Index
345
Copyright

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Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic. His work has als

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