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Download Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America Audiobook (Unabridged)

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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:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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