Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World
Now the subject of a film by Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser's explosive bestseller "Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World" tells the story of our love affair with fast food. Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good,... show more
Now the subject of a film by Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser's explosive bestseller "Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World" tells the story of our love affair with fast food. Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu. Eric Schlosser visits the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safety records of abattoirs; reveals why the fries really taste so good and what lurks between the sesame buns - and shows how fast food is transforming not only our diets but our world. ""Fast Food Nation" has lifted the polystyrene lid on the global fast food industry ...and sparked a storm". ("Observer"). "Has wiped that smirk off the Happy Meal...Thanks to this man, you'll never eat a burger again". ("Evening Standard"). "Startling...Junk food, we learn, is just that ...left this reader vowing never to set foot in one of those outlets again". ("Daily Mail"). "This book tells you more than you really want to know when you're chomping on that hamburger...Have a nice day? Listen - you should live so long". ("The Times"). Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His first book, "Fast Food Nation", was a major international bestseller. His work has appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly", "Rolling Stone" and the "Guardian". He has received a number of journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award for an Atlantic Review article on the drug trade, which was later adapted into the book "Reefer Madness".
Publish date: April 4th 2002
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
A good book. I learned new things about the fast food industry and the US government, but some of this stuff I already knew. Some of the writing went off on topics that had little to nothing to do with the topic being discussed but were used to create atmosphere or invoke emotional response. For exa...
It's said in art you are better off charmingly put-together, whatever your flaws, than brilliantly analytical and totally referenced. This seems to be the case for this 150,000 ratings non-fiction, particularly in comparison to Howard Zinn's People's History of the US which I picked up with this wo...
Oh, America. When will you wise up?In 1998, the seed of Fast Food Nation appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine. Schlosser's expose has since been expanded to a book and then a movie, and still international love affair with fast food continues. The latest edition also contains an afterword addressing ...
I really appreciated the fact that a DVD was finally released that covers a number of issues in this book. For those who are interested, the DVD is called Food Inc and the main premise of this book, and the DVD, is to pierce the veil of the modern American food industry. Now, remember that I live in...
A fascinating, highly readable evisceration of the fast food industry. The book covers a lot of ground- nutrition, politics, economics, marketing, chemistry, industry, and the human cost as well- with cutting humor and vitriol. A terrific read and eye-opener.