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Cover of: Fast Food Nation | Eric Schlosser
About the Book

To a degree both engrossing and alarming, the story of fast food is the story of postwar Amerca. 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.

Along the way, Schlosser unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate. He also uncovers the fast food chains' efforts to reel in the youngest, most susceptible consumers even while they hone their institutionalized exploitation of teenagers and minorities. Schlosser then turns a critical eye toward the hot topic of globalization -- a phenomenon launched by fast food.

FAST FOOD NATION is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way America thinks about the way it eats.

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29 editions First published in 2001

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Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-American meal
2012, Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
in English - 1st Mariner Books ed.
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Fast Food Nation
2010, Penguin Group UK
Electronic resource in English
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Fast Food Nation tie-in: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (P.S.)
October 17, 2006, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
2006, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English - Tie-In edition
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Fast Food Nation: the dark side of the all-American meal
2005, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English - First Harper Perennial edition
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-american Meal
July 2005, Tandem Library
Library Binding in English
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Fast Food Nation
July 5, 2005, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
May 4, 2004, Random House Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
Cover of: Les empereurs du fast-food
Cover of: Fast Food Gesellschaft. Sonderausgabe. Fette Gewinne, faules System.
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
January 8, 2002, Harper Perennial
in English
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
January 8, 2002, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English - 1st edition
Cover of: Fast Food Gesellschaft. Die dunkle Seite von McFood und Co.
Fast Food Gesellschaft. Die dunkle Seite von McFood und Co.
March 1, 2002, Riemann Verlag
Hardcover in German
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Cover of: Fast Food Nation
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
2002, Perennial
Paperback in English - 1st Perennial ed.
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
November 2002, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Turtleback in English
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
January 8, 2002, RH Audio
Audio cassette in English - Abridged edition
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Fast food: el lado oscuro de la comida rápida
2002, Grijalbo, Grupo Editorial Random House Mondadori
in Spanish - 1a ed.
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Fast Food Nation
2001, Houghton Mifflin
Paperback
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
2001, Houghton Mifflin
Hardcover in English
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
2001, Houghton Mifflin
Paperback in English
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Fast Food Nation
April 2001, Houghton Mifflin College Div
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Fast Food Nation
2001, The Penguin Group
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal
August 2001, Rebound by Sagebrush
School & Library Binding in English
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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
July 2001, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Largeprint edition
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Fasuto fūdo ga sekai o kuitsukusu
2001, Sōshisha
in Japanese
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Cover of: Fast Food/ Fast Food Nation (Actualidad)

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