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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 - 01 edition

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780060838584

ISBN10: 0060838582

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser - ISBN 9780060838584
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Perennial Library
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser - ISBN 9780060838584

ISBN13: 9780060838584

ISBN10: 0060838582

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01

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Summary

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.

Author Bio

Eric Schlosser has been investigating the fast food industry for years. In 1998, his two-part article on the subject in Rolling Stone generated more mail than any other item the magazine had run in years. In addition to writing for Rolling Stone, Schlosser has contributed to The New Yorker and has been a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly since 1996. He won a National Magazine Award for "Reefer Madness" and "Marijuana and the Law" and has received a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Reporting. His work has been nominated for several other National Magazine Awards and for the Loeb Award for business journalism.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction 1
I. The American Way
1. The Founding Fathers 13
2. Your Trusted Friends 31
3. Behind the Counter 59
4. Success 91
II. Meat and Potatoes
5. Why the Fries Taste Good 111
6. On the Range 133
7. Cogs in the Great Machine 149
8. The Most Dangerous Job 169
9. What's in the Meat 193
10. Global Realization 225
Epilogue: Have It Your Way 255
Afterword: The Meaning of Mad Cow 271
Photo Credits 291
Notes 292
Bibliography 356
Acknowledgments 362
Index 365