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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

3 Ratings: 4.7
A book by Eric Schlosser

On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple … see full wiki

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date Published: January 17, 2001
2 reviews about Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American...
review by . July 08, 2002
A bit of a disturbing book! It has certainly changed my eating habits. The book was well done and certainly brought out some good points. I was a bit troubled though as to the authors unrelenting "everything is bad in America, blah, blah, blah" bit. Sounded a bit too 60ish for my taste. If indeed, things are as bad as the author indicates, and the "ship is sinking fast," why is it our country is so successful? Why is EVERYONE trying to imigrate here and not the other way around? If this place is …
review by . December 30, 2001
Normally I do not read any other reviews of a book until after I have composed my own but I made an exception with this one and was surprised, frankly, to encounter such a wide range of opinions among the almost 300 people who have written Customer Reviews for Amazon.com thus far. My own opinion is that this is an especially important book for several reasons but first, an opinion about its author. Schlosser is not the "sensationalist" and "muckraker" many have suggested; rather, I think, he is …
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