Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

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Read Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Online Free - 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 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 California's subdivisions, where the business was born, to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike, where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.

Title : Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
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ISBN : 0060838582
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 399 pages


fleegan rated it ★★★★★

August 13, 2007

I thought that this book was going to be like Super-size Me only in book form. Not that the author would eat McDonalds everyday but that he would talk mostly about the unhealthiness of fast food. I was wrong. The author barely touches the "fast food is full of fat and fattiness" deal. He mainly ta...

Jeff rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2007

"As God as my witness, I shall never eat another hamburger as long as I shall live!" That's what I said after reading this book. Then the phone rang. It was my friend who wanted to go grab a quick bite at Wendy's. I had a cheeseburger. I never looked back baby! It's not that this book paints the f...

Bookshop rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 18, 2008

I could easily give this book a 5 for its well-researched and informative content, its engaging pacing, its excellent mix of dry facts and gossipy tone. I literally couldn't put the book down since I picked it up from my sister's bookshelf. I started reading with high hopes. I heard so much about...

Riku rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2014

Written on May 29, 2012: I am glad that I had a large Pizza and a KFC burger at the Delhi airport before I started this book. Adios fatty fries, triple-decker domes and cheesy discs, you will be missed. Ignorance is indeed bliss sometimes. Update: June 22, 2014 I am happy to report that I have large...

Nancy rated it ★★★★★

March 19, 2011

Fast Food Nation is a fascinating and very readable book. In some ways it reminds me of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. It's not only a critique of fast food, the chemicals we are ingesting and the health problems we are facing, it is also critical of a system that allows exploitation of young, old...

Carol. rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2017

Oh, America. When will you wise up? In 1998, the seed of Fast Food Nation appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine. Schlosser's expose has since been expanded to a book and then a movie, and still international love affair with fast food continues. The latest edition also contains an afterword addressin...

Emily rated it ★★★☆☆

June 12, 2007

Wowwwww. By the time you finish reading this book, you will strongly consider becoming either a vegan or a hard-core local eater, or both. I took a tiny bit of comfort in knowing that I eat vegan about half the days in the year; still, the book really scared me. It's hard, factual journalism with...

George Bradford rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2008

Another title for this entertaining book could have been "Our disposable society: How our utter disrespect for our selves, each other and our environment created the world we live in today." The automobile's destructive force on American life was been well documented in other works. But Schlosser...

Crystal Starr Light rated it ★★★★☆

February 14, 2013

McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and more...they all have the friendly, bright exterior, with the fast, cheap, addictive food. But behind the bright colors, the mascots, and the friendly clerk smile is a whole different world of fast food. Eric Schlosser peels back that wrapper to show the real...

Danine rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2007

I grew up in Greeley, CO. It was interesting to read about how your hometown is a home base for slaughterhouses. At night the entire town smells bad. I could relate to this book because I lived in Greeley and I can relate to this book because I am not fond of fast food. The book talks about the s...

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