Fast Food Nation Book
Score: 4
From 91 Ratings

Fast Food Nation


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547750330

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Fast Food Nation Excerpt :

Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Chew on this Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

Chew on this


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 0618593942

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Chew on this Excerpt :

Examines the fast food industry with facts about its evolution and practices, the effects of fast food consumption on public health, and the international success of fast food.

Reefer Madness Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Reefer Madness


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547526751

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Reefer Madness Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller: The shadowy world of “off the books” businesses—from marijuana to migrant workers—brought to life by the author of Fast Food Nation. America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness, the award-winning investigative journalist Eric Schlosser turns his exacting eye to the underbelly of American capitalism and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays—pot, porn, and illegal immigrants—Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns—and profits—from the underground. “Captivating . . . Compelling tales of crime and punishment as well as an illuminating glimpse at the inner workings of the underground economy. The book revolves around two figures: Mark Young of Indiana, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his relatively minor role in a marijuana deal; and Reuben Sturman, an enigmatic Ohio man who built and controlled a formidable pornography distribution empire before finally being convicted of tax evasion. . . . Schlosser unravels an American society that has ‘become alienated and at odds with itself.’ Like Fast Food Nation, this is an eye-opening book, offering the same high level of reporting and research.” —Publishers Weekly

Slow Food Nation Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Slow Food Nation


  • Author : Carlo Petrini
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847841462

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Slow Food Nation Excerpt :

By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up to the challenge. Here the charismatic leader of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, outlines many different routes by which we may take back control of our food. The three central principles of the Slow Food plan are these: food must be sustainably produced in ways that are sensitive to the environment, those who produce the food must be fairly treated, and the food must be healthful and delicious. In his travels around the world as ambassador for Slow Food, Petrini has witnessed firsthand the many ways that native peoples are feeding themselves without making use of the harmful methods of the industrial complex. He relates the wisdom to be gleaned from local cultures in such varied places as Mongolia, Chiapas, Sri Lanka, and Puglia. Amidst our crisis, it is critical that Americans look for insight from other cultures around the world and begin to build a new and better way of eating in our communities here.

Fast Food Nation Book

Fast Food Nation


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2002-04-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 637
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141006871

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Fast Food Nation Excerpt :

Eric Schlosser has visited the state of the art labs where scientists recreate the flavours and smells of everything from cooked chicken to fresh strawberries in the test tube and he has spoken to workers at meatpacking plants with some of the worstsafety records in the world. He explores the links between Hollywood and the fast food trade, and the tactics used to target ever younger consumers. In a meticulously researched and powerfully argued account, Fast Food Nation reveals the full price of our appetite for instant gratification.

Cogs in the Great Machine Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Cogs in the Great Machine


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Convenience foods
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN 10 : 0141022418

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Cogs in the Great Machine Excerpt :

Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. Eric Schlosser's inimitable brand of hard-hitting yet always entertaining writing looks beneath the surface of American life to examine issues ranging from the black market to burgers. When Penguin published his expose Fast Food Nation in 2001, it sparked a storm in the fast food industry. This piece on the terrifying true cost of cheap meat shows why Schlosser has been instrumental in changing our attitudes to what we eat.

Fast Food Nation Book

Fast Food Nation


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Convenience foods
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 0141035315

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Fast Food Nation Excerpt :

Now the subject of a film by Richard Linklater, Eric Schlosser's explosive bestseller Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World tells the story of our love affair with fast food. Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu. Eric Schlosser visits the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safety records of abattoirs; reveals why the fries really taste so good and what lurks between the sesame buns - and shows how fast food is transforming not only our diets but our world. 'Fast Food Nation has lifted the polystyrene lid on the global fast food industry ... and sparked a storm' Observer 'Has wiped that smirk off the Happy Meal ... Thanks to this man, you'll never eat a burger again' Evening Standard 'Startling ... Junk food, we learn, is just that ... left this reader vowing never to set foot in one of those outlets again' Daily Mail 'This book tells you more than you really want to know when you're chomping on that hamburger ... Have a nice day? Listen - you should live so long' The Times Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His first book, Fast Food Nation, was a major international bestseller. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone and the Guardian. He has received a number of journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award for an Atlantic Review article on the drug trade, which was later adapted into the book Reefer Madness.

Fast Food Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Fast Food


  • Author : John A. Jakle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 1676
  • ISBN 10 : 080186920X

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Fast Food Excerpt :

The authors contemplate the origins, architecture and commercial growth of wayside eateries in the US over the past 100 years. Fast Food examines the impact of the automobile on the restaurant business and offers an account of roadside dining.

Grinding It Out Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Grinding It Out


  • Author : Ray Kroc
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250127518

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Grinding It Out Excerpt :

"He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories." --from Grinding It Out Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. In Grinding It Out, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32,000 stores around the globe. Irrepressible enthusiast, intuitive people person, and born storyteller, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.

The McDonaldization of Social Work Book

The McDonaldization of Social Work


  • Author : Donna Dustin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-02-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317024347

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The McDonaldization of Social Work Excerpt :

Based upon George Ritzer's McDonaldization of Society thesis and incorporating aspects of social theory, this book examines the introduction of care management to social work practice. Donna Dustin analyzes care management as an example of the managerial application of efficiency, calculability, predictability and control to social work practice. These principles, put to good use in organizations that produce tangible outputs at a profit, are being increasingly applied in non-profit public sector organizations where the outcomes require intangibles such as professional relationships. The author examines whether the McDonaldization process heightens dilemmas such as cost versus rights for professionals working in the social services. Using social theory to frame her research with care managers and their managers in the UK, the author examines the day-to-day implications of care management for social work practice and questions whether the construction of service users as customers contributes to empowering practice. The book's in-depth analysis of the policy background, implementation and practice of care management will resonate with social workers in other national contexts, such as the US, where the care management model has been introduced.

What the World Eats Book
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

What the World Eats


  • Author : Faith D'Aluisio
  • Publisher : Tricycle Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781582462462

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What the World Eats Excerpt :

Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft and Nestlé, current events are having a tremendous impact on our eating habits. Chances are your supermarket is stocking a variety of international foods, and American fast food chains like McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken are popping up all over the planet. For the first time in history, more people are overfed than underfed. And while some people still have barely enough to eat, others overeat to the point of illness. To find out how mealtime is changing in real homes, authors Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio visited families around the world to observe and photograph what they eat during the course of one week. They joined parents while they shopped at mega grocery stores and outdoor markets, and participated in a feast where a single goat was shared among many families. They watched moms making dinner in kitchens and over cooking fires, and they sat down to eat with twenty-five families in twenty-one countries--if you’re keeping track, that’s about 525 meals! The foods dished up ranged from hunted seal and spit-roasted guinea pig to U.N.-rationed grains and gallons of Coca-Cola. As Peter and Faith ate and talked with families, they learned firsthand about food consumption around the world and its corresponding causes and effects. The resulting family portraits offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural similarities and differences served on dinner plates around the globe. This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read-Aloud Informational Texts) in Appendix B.

Drive Thru Dreams Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Drive Thru Dreams


  • Author : Adam Chandler
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-06-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250090737

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Drive Thru Dreams Excerpt :

“This is a book to savor, especially if you’re a fast-food fan.”—Bookpage "This fun, argumentative, and frequently surprising pop history of American fast food will thrill and educate food lovers of all speeds." —Publishers Weekly Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry’s largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America. With wit and nuance, Chandler reveals the complexities of this industry through heartfelt anecdotes and fascinating trivia as well as interviews with fans, executives, and workers. He traces the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, to a teenager's 2017 plea for a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets, which united the internet to generate the most viral tweet of all time. Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America—its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities—through its beloved roadside fare.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Occupational Outlook Handbook


  • Author : United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Occupations
  • Pages : 822
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:319510028165522

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Food  Inc Book

Food Inc


  • Author : Karl Weber
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-05-21
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458759719

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Food Inc Excerpt :

Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as ''more than a terrific movie - it's an important movie.'' Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere Book

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere


  • Author : Paulette F. C. Steeves
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496225368

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The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere Excerpt :

The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere is a reclaimed history of the deep past of Indigenous people in North and South America during the Paleolithic. Paulette F. C. Steeves mines evidence from archaeology sites and Paleolithic environments, landscapes, and mammalian and human migrations to make the case that people have been in the Western Hemisphere not only just prior to Clovis sites (10,200 years ago) but for more than 60,000 years, and likely more than 100,000 years. Steeves discusses the political history of American anthropology to focus on why pre-Clovis sites have been dismissed by the field for nearly a century. She explores supporting evidence from genetics and linguistic anthropology regarding First Peoples and time frames of early migrations. Additionally, she highlights the work and struggles faced by a small yet vibrant group of American and European archaeologists who have excavated and reported on numerous pre-Clovis archaeology sites. In this first book on Paleolithic archaeology of the Americas written from an Indigenous perspective, The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere includes Indigenous oral traditions, archaeological evidence, and a critical and decolonizing discussion of the development of archaeology in the Americas.