Fat, Dumb, and Ugly: The Decline of the Average American

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Humor - 160 pages
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The world's lone superpower...supreme guardian of democracy...and home of the blithely uninformed and epidemically obese. Welcome to America -- pull up a chair, click on the tube, and grab a donut. Concerned Citizen Peter Strupp is shocked and bothered by what he sees. It seems we're not as thin, smart, and good-looking as we like to think. Packed with real facts and statistics, Fat, Dumb, and Ugly takes readers on an eye-opening, laugh-out-loud, and at times horrifying tour of the numbers that shape our country:

• Percentage of adults in the United States who are overweight: 64.5

• Percentage of Americans who believe they have actually spoken with Satan: 5

• Percentage of voters for whom Saturday Night Live and MTV are primary sources of information about presidential candidates: 16

• Average number of pink lawn flamingos sold annually in America: 250,000

A wickedly hilarious and addictive cultural snapshot of our nation of conspicuous consumers, fast-food fanatics, and dumbed-down dolts, Fat, Dumb, and Ugly casts a revealing spotlight on John Q. Public, the average American -- and it's not always pretty.
 

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The style of the book is appropriate. No introduction and no explanation are needed to enhance the statistics in here. The statistics alone prove the author’s thesis and provide for an outstanding critique on the absurdity, folly, and shortcoming of contemporary America.

Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
14
Section 3
18
Section 4
28
Section 5
34
Section 6
40
Section 7
48
Section 8
50
Section 15
82
Section 16
84
Section 17
86
Section 18
96
Section 19
105
Section 20
109
Section 21
112
Section 22
114

Section 9
57
Section 10
59
Section 11
70
Section 12
71
Section 13
74
Section 14
81
Section 23
118
Section 24
127
Section 25
130
Section 26
152
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About the author (2010)

Peter Strupp has lived in a state of perpetual dissatisfaction since his upbringing in small-town Wisconsin. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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