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Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America - Morgan Spurlock
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
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For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But there’s more to the story, and in Don’t Eat... show more
For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But there’s more to the story, and in Don’t Eat This Book, Spurlock examines everything from school lunch programs and the marketing of fast food to the decline of physical education. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive—and interviews experts from surgeons general and kids to marketing gurus and lawmakers, who share their research and opinions on what we can do to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions. Don’t eat this groundbreaking, hilarious book—but if you care about your country’s health, your children’s, and your own, you better read it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425210239 (0425210235)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Don't Eat This Book
An interesting book that should be read in conjunction with the film. He goes into some depth about some of the issues brought up by the film and some of the after effectes it had. Food for thought.
susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
4.0 Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
This book was a good reminder of the variety of known health hazards associated with eating fast food regularly and also a brain tickler on what we don’t know about long-term health risks associated with regular intake of junk food.Spurlock guides the reader through a sea of facts, making them easil...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
2.5 A critical examination of our fast food culture
There has been a lot written about the obesity epidemic that the United States (and to a lesser extent Australia) is facing and in many cases the finger is pointed directly at fast food franchises. Many people have probably heard of and even watched Spurlock's documentary where he sets himself a tas...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it
Don't Eat This Book is the follow up to Morgan Spurlock's award-nominated documentary, Super Size Me. I'd seen Super Size Me a few years ago, and enjoyed it. It was one of those enlightening moments in life where you think "Holy crap! What have I been doing to myself?!" I made a decision after seein...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
See my blog post on it:http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2005/12/booknote-dont-eat-this-book.html
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