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Fast Food Nation

Reviewing: Houghton Mifflin Fast Food Nation  |  Rating:
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Fast Food Nation is a non-fiction book by Eric Schlosser, first published in 2001. Fast Food Nation is a work of investigative journalism, attempting to show how the large fast food companies have changed American culture. The book was a New York Times best-seller, and was adapted into a fictional film.

Fast Food Nation is, in many ways, a modern version of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, which is cited several times by Schlosser. The author went around to a number of different factories, ranches, farms, and other locations involved in the production of fast food, and weaves a compelling narrative about fast food's influence. The book never becomes tedious, and I found myself interested throughout all ten sections of the book. If you are a regular eater of fast food, or even if you are not, you should give this book a try.