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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
RA
Rick Adamson
LENGTH
08:56
hr min
RELEASED
2001
February 7
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
466.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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AMAZING

This novel is one of the most fascinating pieces that ive ever read its amazing

Bill from Mass. ,

Fast Food Nation

This book has convinced me enough to never buy from an evil corporation again.

Dave Gregory ,

Dope

Love this book. It's actually the book that solidified me going vegan. I love the stories in the beginning about the start of McDonald's and Carla jr. This was a well researched project.

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