Book Club Kit: Fast Food Nation

Fast Food NationFast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
First Published: 2001
8 Copies & Reading Guide

Eric Schlosser has visited the state of the art labs where scientists recreate the flavors and smells of everything from cooked chicken to fresh strawberries in the test tube and he has spoken to workers at meat packing plants with some of the worst safety records in the world. He explores the links between Hollywood and the fast food trade, and the tactics used to target ever younger consumers.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes an Introduction, Author Information, and Discussion Questions

Reviews:
The New York Times – “No Accounting for Mouthfeel” by Rob Walker
Salon.com – “Unhappy Meals” by Maria Russo

On the Web:
The Daily Beast – “Still a Fast-Food Nation: Eric Schlosser Reflects on 10 Years Later
Powell’s Books – “Eric Schlosser Knows What You’re Eating” interviewed by Dave Weich
Allan Gregg in Conversation – Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation

If you enjoyed Fast Food Nation, you might be interested in watching:
Food, Inc – An examination of corporate farming in the United States narrated by Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser
Super Size Me – Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat.

Want more books like Fast Food Nation? Try these:
The Omnivore’s Dilemma or In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (Book Club Kit) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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