Fast Food Nation
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
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New York Times Bestseller
“Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts . . . Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours.”—Los Angeles Times
In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.
In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food. Fast Food Nation is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves.
“As disturbing as it is irresistible . . . Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing . . . channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape.”—The New Yorker
Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the Atlantic and the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This (with Charles Wilson).
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Very informative book. It makes you think twice when you go the grocery store.
Besides the obvious left-wing bias in the book, it reveals a lot of interesting information about the fast-food industry and the meat-packing industry.
Not good, misleading title
Fast Food Nation was a disappointing book. What could have been excellent turned out to simply be mediocre. Filled with long and poorly connected anecdotes and unnecessary backstory, the book falls short on painting a clear picture of the perils of fast food. Instead of a cohesive argument, what is presented is fragmented and not pulled together, to going on tangents about other industries as a whole. The overall theme of the book isn't anything regarding fast food, but rather lessons regarding big business as a whole. As mentioned in other reviews, the author creates a very noticeable liberal bias in the book, which alienates so