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  • Fast Food Nation
  • Written by Eric Schlosser
    Read by Rick Adamson
  • Format: Abridged Audiobook Download | ISBN: 9780375419171
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Fast Food Nation

The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

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On Sale: February 07, 2001
ISBN: 978-0-375-41917-1
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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.
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Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This. He has written for many publications including Rolling Stone, The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker and has recieved a number of journalism honors, including a National Magazine Award.

About Rick Adamson

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Rick Adamsom has over twenty years' experience in voiceovers and narration, delivering quality work for BOT audiobooks, commercials, radio imaging, cartoons, impersonations, on-hold messaging and more.

  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • February 07, 2001
  • Social Science - Popular Culture
  • Random House Audio
  • $14.96
  • 9780375419171

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