Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
ISBN 13: 9780060838584
Publication Date: 2005
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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.
"An exemplary blend of polemic and journalism, guaranteed to put you off your lunch."
Kirkus Reviews, 12/01/200Review:
"[T]he good news is that this isn't a frivolous book at all. Schlosser is a serious and diligent reporter, and ''Fast Food Nation'' isn't an airy deconstruction but an avalanche of facts and observations as he examines the fast-food process from meat to marketing. Or maybe that's the bad news. One of the central themes here is the degree to which the modern fast-food business is defined by the industrialization of most of its parts, a development whose consequences Schlosser sees as almost universally negative."
Rob Walker, New York Times, 01/21/2001
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Book Description: Harpercollins Publishers, New York, 2008. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Eighteenth Printing. "Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American 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." Ships same or next business day. "New" stamp on the free endpaper; our stamp on the half-title page. ; P. S. ; B&W Photographs; 1.1 x 8 x 5.3 Inches; 383 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 49083
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