Book Reviews of Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World

Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Fat Land How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Author: Greg Critser
ISBN-13: 9780618380602
ISBN-10: 0618380604
Publication Date: 1/5/2004
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
Be prepared for some serious agenda-pushing. The author hits you over the head again and again: Class, not individual choice, is why people are fat. Yet, never once does he offer any evidence to support that.

He wants to blame every corporation, government, and food maker out there, but never ONCE addresses the idea that people can make decisions for themselves about what to eat or not to eat.

He's basically saying this: You're fat because of other people and someone else needs to finance a solution (soon!!) to bring you out of it unless you're rich. You have no responsibility.

Good medical diabetes type 2 horror stories in Chapter 6, though.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was poorly researched and the conclusions he draws defy logic. It is a disservice to the serious issue it explores.
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Helpful Score: 2
I liked the book. The points really made sense to me & it was a real eye-opener.
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Helpful Score: 1
Quick and informative...I really enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book that will open your eyes to how and why America is gaining an unhealthy amount of weight. The sections on food your child is eating at school is eye-opening!
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A little dry in it's style, but very interesting.
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Very informative. It makes you realize how easily you can be influenced by advertising.
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Eye-opening.