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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (P.S.)

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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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A smash bestseller nationwide, "Fast Food Nation" is coming soon to the big screen from Fox Searchlight Films, and stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Kris Kristofferson, Avril Lavigne, and Esai Morales.

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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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FBH, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by FBH)
Well written. The subject is so relevant now even it was written years ago.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061838682
Subtitle:
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Author:
Schlosser, Eric
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Food industry and trade -- United States.
Subject:
Food habits -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20091103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.68 in 6.88 oz

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