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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (145,239 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Schlosser Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar America. Though created by a handful of mavericks, the fast food industry has triggered the homogenization of our society. Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled the juggernaut of 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 the California subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. He hangs out with the teenagers who make the restaurants run and communes with those unlucky enough to hold America's most dangerous job - meatpacker. He travels to Las Vegas for a giddily surreal franchisers' convention where Mikhail Gorbachev delivers the keynote address. He even ventures to England and Germany to clock the rate at which those countries are becoming fast food nations.

Fast Food Nation is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kevin St.Clair | 2/18/2014

    " Makes you wanna hurl..... you do feel really bad while and after reading it.... job very well done.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz | 2/17/2014

    " Yep, you'll never look at french fries the same way again. Appalling on so many levels, Fast Food Nation preceded many of the "watch out for your food" documentaries that have become so popular. Examining every step of the fast food chain - from the commercial farm excesses to the chemists in N.J. who make your fries smell like "fries" to the underpaid and abused workers who process the products - this book made it impossible for me to go to a fast food restaurant again. It should be required reading for every fifteen year old in America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jamie Hendrickson | 2/12/2014

    " I'd probably give this 3.5 stars. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I didn't have to read it for school. It was very interesting, and I learned about the Fast Food industry. You can tell that the author put in a lot of research to educate his readers. This book talked about how fast food started in America. It talked about the business side of the fast food industry, like franchises and strategies for selling food and stuff like that. It also talked about where the meat and food comes from-definitley the most disgusting part of the book, but it was super interesting. Some meat industries let dirty and diseased meat be sent to the fast food restaurants! (Eww!) The author talked about the employees that work in the actual fast food restaurants and in the meat packing industries. I was surprised at how many people get hurt in the industries, and the companies do nothing about it! This book definitely made me more aware of what was in the food I was eating and what happened to get that food on my plate. This book didn't make me a vegetarian, but I will be more weary of what I put in my body. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Teri Pre | 1/24/2014

    " Interesting, but dated. "

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