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For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide.

But there’s more to the story, and in Don’t Eat This Book, Spurlock examines everything from school lunch programs and the marketing of fast food to the decline of physical education. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive—and interviews experts from surgeons general and kids to marketing gurus and lawmakers, who share their research and opinions on what we can do to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions.

Don’t eat this groundbreaking, hilarious book—but if you care about your country’s health, your children’s, and your own, you better read it.

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The winner of the Sundance Best Director Award for his film of the same name takes a deeper look at the health crisis resulting from the fast food industry.

Synopsis:

The nauseating truth from the producer, director, and guinea pig of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Super Size Me.

Just when you figured it was safe to scarf fries again comes the factpacked and funny new alarm bell from the man whose month-long McDonald's diet became the subject of an Oscar-nominated, box-office-bonanza documentary. Here Morgan Spurlock examines everything from school lunch programs and the marketing of fast food to the decline of physical education. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive-and interviews everyone from surgeons general and kids to marketing gurus and lawmakers, who share their research and opinions on what we can do to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions.

About the Author

Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. Spurlock won the Best Director prize at the Sundance and Edinburgh film festivals for Super Size Me. The film was a National Board of Review and Critic's Choice Best Documentary nominee, and the New York Film Critics Online Best Documentary of 2004.

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nrlymrtl, August 27, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
This book was a good reminder of the variety of known health hazards associated with eating fast food regularly and also a brain tickler on what we don’t know about long-term health risks associated with regular intake of junk food.Spurlock guides the reader through a sea of facts, making them easily accessible through his narration. The book is sprinkled with funny incidents (such as how Spurlock came up with this idea) and the various reactions of friends, family, and doctors. In avoiding fear tactics, he keeps the reader from shying away from finishing his book.
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Pulp_Minded, August 17, 2010 (view all comments by Pulp_Minded)
Great read, it was a great companion to the movie. offers some serious insite into the world of nutrition and fast food and how it is becoming incorporated. Pointing the finger at not just the obvious offenders (Mc D's and the King); in the novel he also calls out Subway a little more overtly.

Originally read this because I was a huge fan of the movie. read it a second time on the tredmill when I was trying to loose a few pounds, and I plan on reading it again to help me get back into a healthy mindset. Not dry reading at all, very insiteful yet also quite entertaining. Recommend this for anyone who is interested in loosing a few pounds for the new year, or anyone just trying to be a little more knowledgeable about what their world is eating.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425210239
Author:
Spurlock, Morgan
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Forensic Medicine
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Fast food restaurants
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Food habits -- United States.
Subject:
Fast food restaurants -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6.12 x 0.83 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The winner of the Sundance Best Director Award for his film of the same name takes a deeper look at the health crisis resulting from the fast food industry.
"Synopsis" by , The nauseating truth from the producer, director, and guinea pig of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Super Size Me.

Just when you figured it was safe to scarf fries again comes the factpacked and funny new alarm bell from the man whose month-long McDonald's diet became the subject of an Oscar-nominated, box-office-bonanza documentary. Here Morgan Spurlock examines everything from school lunch programs and the marketing of fast food to the decline of physical education. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive-and interviews everyone from surgeons general and kids to marketing gurus and lawmakers, who share their research and opinions on what we can do to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions.

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