Red Meat Cures Cancer: A Novel

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Midnight Books, Nov 1, 2002 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Fast food is under attack. Despite the carefully constructed images of corporations like McDonald's and Burger King and their products,the All-American meal is suddenly being blamed for societal ills ranging from deceptive marketing, obesity and animal cruelty to food safety violations,child labor abuses and the selling of sex. A recent Wall Street Journal headlineasked "Is Food The Next Tobacco?" as lawsuits loom on the horizon that will try to hold merchants of bulging burgers liable for making people fat. Fast food, however, is about to fight back.

In Red Meat Cures Cancer, a satire about the fast food industry and its place in pop culture and contemporary America, author and healthcare attorney Starbuck O'Dwyer answers the timely question of how far one fast food executive will go to stop the health experts, food safety advocates and government regulators that threaten his company and livelihood, while showing the potential impact of fast food lawsuits on the burger business.

In the name of raising the company's share price on Wall Street, Sky Thorne, Senior V.P. of Tailburger, an outlaw purveyor of oversized portions, uses any means necessary to battle the rabid lobbying organization S.E.R.M.O.N. (Stop Eating Red Meat Now), a politically-motivated New York Attorney General, and anyone else who gets in the way of increased profits. Red Meat Cures Cancer offers a unique, thought-provoking and highly entertaining approach to the issues facing the fast food industry and its customers today.

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Red Meat Cures Cancer by Starbuck O'Dwyer I had a hard time getting into this book but about half way in I knew I had to finish and I still haven't decided if I liked it or not. I did find some parts ... Read full review


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2S W O T
3Friend of the Devil

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Starbuck O'Dwyer is a graduate of Princeton, Oxford, and Cornell. Originally from Rochester, New York, he currently makes his home in the Washington, D.C. area.

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