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Fast Food Nation

by Eric Schlosser

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To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. 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 obesity, and propelled the juggernaut of 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 the California subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. He hangs out with the teenagers who make the restaurants run and communes with those unlucky enough to hold America's most dangerous job - meatpacker. He travels to Las Vegas for a giddily surreal franchisers' convention where Mikhail Gorbachev delivers the keynote address. He even ventures to England and Germany to clock the rate at which those countries are becoming fast food nations. Fast Food Nation is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats.

Customer Reviews

AMAZING

This novel is one of the most fascinating pieces that ive ever read its amazing

Fast Food Nation

This book has convinced me enough to never buy from an evil corporation again.

Dope

Love this book. It's actually the book that solidified me going vegan. I love the stories in the beginning about the start of McDonald's and Carla jr. This was a well researched project.

Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation
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  • Narrator: Rick Adamson
  • Published: 2001
  • Category: Business
  • Provider: Random House Audio
  • Presented by Audible.com

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