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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User Review  - runrmom - Overstock.com

Very interesting book about capitalism and politics more generally. It is my daughters summer reading assignment but I read it before she could. It is worth reading for anyone interested in business ... Read full review

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The topics documented in this book have been meticulously researched. This book is filled with many more reasons for people to abstain from supporting the horrors of the meat industry. Read full review

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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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