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

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VeggieVeda, March 13, 2008 (view all comments by VeggieVeda)
I have to say this book truly changes lives! After reading this book I had a totally different outlook on the "quick eats". It is a well written account of what really goes on behind the fast food eatery doors!
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This is a well written and informative book! If you care at all about the environment, workers rights & what goes into the foods we eat, you'll love this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395977897
Author:
Schlosser, Eric
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Diet
Subject:
Convenience foods
Subject:
Fast food restaurants
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Industries - Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Food industry and trade -- United States.
Subject:
Fast food restaurants -- United States.
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
fast food;America;obesity;epidemic;food production;popular culture;nonfiction;be
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.78 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT - English 9780395977897 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Are we what we eat?

To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar Amerca. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled the juggernaut of 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 the California subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. He hangs out with the teenagers who make the restaurants run and communes with those unlucky enough to hold America's most dangerous job — meatpacker. He travels to Las Vegas for a giddily surreal franchisers' convention where Mikhail Gorbachev delivers the keynote address. He even ventures to England and Germany to clock the rate at which those countries are becoming fast food nations.

Along the way, Schlosser 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. He also uncovers the fast food chains' efforts to reel in the youngest, most susceptible consumers even while they hone their institutionalized exploitation of teenagers and minorities. Schlosser then turns a critical eye toward the hot topic of globalization — a phenomenon launched by fast food.

FAST FOOD NATION is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats.

"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestseller that blew the lid off the fast food industry—exposing how they've malled our landscapes, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad—now includes a new Afterword from the masterful muckraker (who started it all), Eric Schlosser.
"Synopsis" by , To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Schlosser, a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, charts the fast food industry's enormous impact on our health, landscape, economy, politics and culture as he transforms the way America thinks about what it eats.
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