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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 Nation chronicles the history of what have become today's largest and most successful fast food chains. He uncovers the dark secrets that lie behind the "all-American meal" — Schlosser does a great job of keeping the reader entertained with interesting facts and he makes it hard for the reader to put the book down. This be...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780965188388
ISBN-10: 0965188388
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 356
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal on + 13 more book reviews
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!
reviewed Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal on + 3 more book reviews
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!
starfkr avatar reviewed Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
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.
reviewed Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Interesting if skewed book. It was recommended to me as an "eye opener" but from my place in life as a small farmer, I saw it as a one-sided, sensation seeking work. It caused me to check out a few facts and it created much discussion in my home and for that I think that it is definatly worth a read. Just don't believe everything you read. Not everything about the food industry is evil. Much, which is where the changes need to be made, but not all.
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reviewed Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal on + 5 more book reviews
Intriguing, really made me think! I wonder if things have improved since it's been written (but I doubt it!).
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An eye-opener about the cost of our American way of life. Not for the weak hearted.
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A good read about "Fast Food" not only the eating of, but the ways in which it is produced.

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