Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

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Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Business & Economics - 362 pages

The" New York Times" bestseller that blew the lid off the fast food industry--exposing how it has malled our landscape, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad--with a new afterword from the masterful muckraker who started it all, Eric Schlosser.
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. On its publication, "Fast Food Nation" changed the way America thinks about the way it eats, and it continues to inform and inspire readers concerned about the dramatic impact fast food has on our economy and our health.

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User Review  - jonerthon - LibraryThing

Another widely published nonfiction title that had been on my TBR list for a long time. Most of it is in fact still relevant in 2020, as we learn more about the issues with large-scale meat packing ... Read full review

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User Review  - magonistarevolt - LibraryThing

Eric Schlosser holds up marginally better fast food to counteract the horrible fast food industry. Great in depth reporting on all angles of the fast food industry, but the proposed solution has no ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Eric Schlosser, a contributing editor at the Atlantic Monthly, won a National Magazine Award for an article he wrote on strawberry picking for that magazine. His work has been nominated for several other National Magazine Awards and for the Loeb Award for business journalism.

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