Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“Superb and wonderfully horrifying....”
-San Francisco Gate

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061838682
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 1st, 2009
Pages: 576