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Fast Food Nation : The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Author: Eric Schlosser
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780739312506
ISBN-10: 0739312502
Publication Date: 5/4/2004
Edition: Abridged
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Publisher: Random House Audio
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Helpful Score: 18
Great read. It's "The Jungle" for the late 20th / early 21st century. This book has spawned many other looks into the fast food craze along with the movie "Super Size Me" and another great book, "The China Study". They made a film adaptation to this book that I thought was awful. The book is much more engaging. For those that thought it was dry, well, I've plowed through a lot of text books that almost burned my eyes out, so this book kept my interest throughout. I too, have not eaten fast food since 2003, when I read this book. Over four years ago now. Worth reading!
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Helpful Score: 10
Written by Eric Schlosser, noted for his journalistic work on NPR, he does an amazing job at uncovering the hidden truths about our food system in the United States, its lack of regulation and safety measures, and how fast food is the cumulation of this food epidemic. You'll never look at hamburger or a food recall the same way again. Our government, with legislation and enforcement heavily based on powerful lobbyists, has done a fantastic job at putting the public at ease to think they are in control. However, you will quickly discover that we are barely a half-step away from Sinclair's Chicago meatpacking horrors depicted in "The Jungle". This book is one not to miss!
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Helpful Score: 7
I read this book over four years ago and it has really changed the way I eat. Not only is it enlightening, it's also an interesting and fast-paced read. I went from being a person who ate fast food a few times a week to being someone who eats fast food a few times a year. This book is a life changer. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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Helpful Score: 6
Ths book is very well researched, but with a sensationalized tone, analysis of the fast food industry, from its roots and beginnings to what it has become today. It also explores the damange it has wrought to the workers involved in this massive food chain (meat cutters, farmers, cattlemen) to those who consume the final product.
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Helpful Score: 5
Very insightful, strong book with exellent background research. Easy read. Provocative, regarding how our lives and lifestyles have changed since the advent of "fast food". Sensible health warnings and commentary.
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