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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
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 here Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning. Schlosser's myth-sh...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060938451
ISBN-10: 0060938455
Publication Date: 1/2002
Pages: 400
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4 stars, based on 599 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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Good read, especially for non-fiction.
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This book was nothing like the movie! It was much better. It contained a historical perspective on fast food and proceeded from the first drive-ins on to mega factory farming and its results. This was one of the best books I've read and highly recommend it to anybody interested in non-fiction and improving the way we as a society eat.
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Frighteningly eye-opening. A must read.

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