Read by Rick Adamson FAST FOOD NATION - the groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that has changed the way America thinks about the way it eats - and spent nearly four months on the "New York Times" bestseller list - now available on cassette! Are we what we eat? To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast ...
Read by Rick Adamson FAST FOOD NATION - the groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that has changed the way America thinks about the way it eats - and spent nearly four months on the "New York Times" bestseller list - now available on cassette! Are we what we eat? 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 propelling 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. 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, even real estate. He also uncovers the fast food chains' efforts to reel in the youngest, most susceptible consumers even while they hone their institutionalized exploitation of teenagers and minorities. Schlosser then turns a critical eye toward the hot topic of globalization - a phenomenon launched by fast food.
This book should be required reading in all the schools! Everyone should read this and weep about what is happening here and around the world.
Jul 23, 2010
You Should Know This
If you eat at fast food, eat meat or poultry or just want to keep informed about the health issues you face every day, this is one book you'll want to read. It might not make you hungry for awhile, but you will look at what you purchase at food store or drive-up with a new eye (and stomach)
Nov 3, 2009
This book tells me averything about the fastfood industry. So amazing. I couldn't imazine eating KFC everyday without knowing about the process behind my meals.
Jun 4, 2009
This book should be required reading for EVERYONE!
Jun 7, 2007
How America became as it is
Great storytelling, comprehensive and scary. Read it and you'll learn much not only about fastfood but about pop culture, workers' rights, land of the free as it became America as we know it. As the world is transforming into a community influenced much by the things you read about in this book the message of it becomes more and more actual.
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