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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Morgan Spurlock Narrator: Morgan Spurlock Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN:
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Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For 30 days, he ate nothing but three squares a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by Spurlock's experiment, during which he gained 25 pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared.

But this story goes far beyond Spurlock's good-humored Mc-Sickness. He traveled across the country, into schools, hospitals, and people's homes, to investigate school lunch programs, the marketing of fast food, and the declining emphasis on health and physical education. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive, and what Americans can do to turn the rising tide of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes that have accompanied its ever-growing popularity. He interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, from surgeons general and kids to lawmakers and marketing gurus who share their research, opinions, and gut feelings on our ever-expanding girth and what we can all do to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions.

In this groundbreaking, hilarious book, benevolent muckraker Morgan Spurlock debuts a wry investigative voice that will appeal to anyone interested in the health of our country, our children, and ourselves. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derek | 2/18/2014

    " This is a blend of Fast Food Nation and the movie Super Size Me. There is not really any new information. It is exactly what you would expect from this sort of book/topic. It is still an entertaining read and has more of a sense of humor than either the movie or Fast Food Nation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 2/16/2014

    " Between this book and Fast Food Nation, I have completely stopped eating fast food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee Reynolds | 2/4/2014

    " This book starts with his Super Size Me days and follows up with indepth research in "Big Food" companies like Kraft, Philip Morris, etc. A must-read, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/1/2014

    " This book was definitely an interesting read written in an entertaining manner, and a good companion to the doc, though much of the info from the doc was repeated in the book and I found that a bit boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Callum | 1/22/2014

    " The beginning and end give a little more detail than found in the film - it would be an interesting project to revisit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 1/20/2014

    " This book was really insightful, even though I had seen Morgan Spurlock's documentries I was still really interested in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 1/17/2014

    " Decently written...he's a really interesting sort of troubadour. Haunting and horrifying in bits as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tee | 1/16/2014

    " Nice, informative. Somewhat biased, which is why I don't give it a better score. Insulting people doesn't work, buddy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janene AKA Ms. Palumbo | 1/15/2014

    " This book summarizes the info in the movie and yet is not boring. Didn't really learn anything new but it made me laugh (and groan) from time to time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 1/15/2014

    " Interesting. I never watched the movie. It does make me want to stop eating fast food, but will I? Probably not. I will probably be more careful about what I do eat though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chandni | 1/5/2014

    " the movie put into words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/5/2014

    " Morgan Spurlock describes making "Supersize Me" and the subsequent reactions of Big Food. Interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/22/2013

    " Supersize Me in book form; the mustached Morgan makes a convincing case that fast food is bad for you. He eats nothing but McDonalds for 30 days and barely lives to tell about it. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jacalyn | 12/17/2013

    " a really good, informative companion book to 'super size me', if you enjoy his sense of humor and delivery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/15/2013

    " This book read like a more accessible version of "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser. At first, I was skeptical that it would just be a written version of Spurlock's great documentary, "Supersize Me" but it turned out to be much more. Please read it and then pass it to a friend you care about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Simons | 9/26/2013

    " This book changed my life - I completely changed what I eat and how I eat (and don't eat) because of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina | 9/13/2013

    " I listened to the audio version of this book (read by the author) and I think that made it all worth the while. I would probably not have given it as many stars if I had read it. He's an amazing narrator (also seen on his show 30 days). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 5/22/2013

    " After reading this you will never eat fast food again. I haven't (and can't!). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti Villegas | 5/11/2013

    " Super Size Me was a great doc and he should stick to film vs print. The writing style was annoying and the same info was presented better in Fast Food Nation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pcallist | 12/5/2012

    " Companion to movie "SUpersize Me". Entertaining and interesting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 11/6/2012

    " Reads kind of like Super-Size Me meets Fast Food Nation meets marketing for his girlfriend's vegan diet book. No added value if you've seen Super-Size Me and know that most of the food Americans eat will cause early death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 6/4/2012

    " Very well done, informative, interesting and entertaining "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elyse | 12/5/2011

    " It had really good information, but it kept saying the same thing over and over again, just in a different way each time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 **emma Antoinette** | 9/27/2011

    " as an anti-fast food enthusiast I LOVED reading this book...I loved morgan's super size me doc. film and I've seen it countless times. The book was just a further exploration into our country's fastest growing epidemic and it's WELL worth reading... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 4/22/2011

    " Morgan Spurlock is funny and drives home the truth about the obesity epidemic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/19/2011

    " So true and yet so hard to adhere to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Réamann | 2/2/2011

    " If you enjoyed the book "Fast Food Nation," & the documentary "Supersize Me," you will also enjoy this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glennie | 1/24/2011

    " Fascinating look at the fast food industry and what it has done to our waistline!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/14/2011

    " If you liked the documentary Supersize Me, then you'll really enjoy this book. Don't Eat This Book delves deep into the dirty underbelly of the food industry, America's health level, and Morgan's McMonth. Very eye-opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 9/10/2010

    " I like Morgan. He's funny and presents serious topics in an interesting way. This was a good book, kinda gross (I really should be a vegetarian), and I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 9/2/2010

    " I was already rather leery about Big Food after seeing 'Super Size Me'and other exposes of the food industry, but now I'm flat out paranoid. Icky stuff, my friends. Icky, evil, underhanded stuff. Spurlock also goes into more detail about his experiences on the McDiet he went on for the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/27/2010

    " a very funny, snarky look at the industrialization of our food and what it is doing to us. Definately added fuel to my "anti-establishment" opinions about food. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiana | 3/21/2010

    " A little rough and in your face reading at first. I got used to it and was able to enjoy the information the author was trying to write about. Excellent way to open eyes to our world of food. If you don't want to read this...see the movie Food, Inc. Much of Morgan's info is in this movie too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 beck | 2/26/2010

    " i really like this book...but it irritates me that it doesn't have an index. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 2/12/2010

    " If you saw the documentary "Supersize Me" you will love this book. "

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About the Author

Morgan Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter, and political activist, best known for the documentary film Super Size Me. Spurlock was the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days. As of June 2013, Spurlock hosts and produces the CNN show Inside Man and is the co-founder of short-film content marketing company Cinelan, which produced the Focus Forward campaign for GE.