Don't Eat this Book

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Penguin, 2005 - Convenience foods - 308 pages
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Morgan Spurlock's terrifying yet hilarious expose on the fast food industry, Don't Eat This Book.Praise for Morgan Spurlock: 'Valid, entertaining and funny as hell' - Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food NationA tongue-in-cheek - and burger in hand - look at the legal, financial and physical costs of our hunger for fast food, by the funniest and most incisive new voice since Michael Moore. Can a man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried. For thirty days he ate nothing but three 'square' meals a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on our health. Don't Eat This Book gives the full background story to the experiment that so captivated audiences around the world in the documentary Super Size Me, and explores in further depth the connections between the rise of fast food and obesity. In the ground-breaking and hilarious Don't East This Book, Morgan Spurlock lays bare the devastating facts for all to see.Morgan Spurlock is a writer, director and producer. He was awarded the Best Director prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 for Super Size Me. He lives in New York.

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User Review  - Yvonne - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. Critical issues regarding food were presented in an informative and ofttimes entertaining way. I especially enjoyed that he took the time to discuss meals and how they've changed historically. This book is well with the read. Now I want to see his movie. Read full review

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User Review  - Caer Glas - Goodreads

Not much in this I didn't know, and too much rant versus hard info. Still, a worthwhile look at how fast food operates. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, producer and director. Originally from West Virginia, he graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1993. In 2004, Morgan's debut feature film, Super Size Me, became the third-highest-grossing documentary of all time. He won the best director prizes at both the Sundance and Edinburgh film festivals. The movie was named to more that thirty-five year-end top ten lists and was a National Board of Review and Critic's Choice best documentary nominee. New York Film Critics Online named it the best documentary of 2004. Don't Eat This Book is Morgan's first book and picks up where the movie left off, diving even deeper into the psyche of a super-sized nation. He currently lives in the East Village in New York City with his vegan fiancee, Alexandra Jamieson, and their manly cat, Sue.

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