Fast Food Nation by:Eric Scholosser

Publisher:Houghton Miffin Publication Date: January 14, 2001

Authors Backround:

Born on August 17, 1959 (54) in Manhatten New York City

Ocupation: Non-Fiction writer, journalist, Wrote Dramas.

Notable works: Reefer Madness, Chew on This, Command and Control.

Lives in CA with wife and has 2 kids.


Book is divided into 2 sections:

"The American Way"

1. Founding Fathers 13

2. Your Trusted Friends 31

3. Behind the Counter 59

4. Success 91

"Meat and Potatoes"

5. Why the Fries Taste Good 111

6. On the Range 133

7. Cogs in the Great Machine 149

8. The Most Dangerous Job 169

9. What's in the Meat 193

10. Global Realization 225

Epilouge: Have it Your Way 255

Afterword 271

Photo Credits 279

Notes 280

Bibliography 336

Acknowledgments 342

Index 345

Interesting Parts of Book

Section were Eric covers how they use chemicals in order for the food to taste good. These chemicals can kill people and cause severe damage to he human body.


“The medical literature on the causes of food poisoning is full of euphemisms and dry scientific terms: coliform levels, aerobic plate counts, sorbitol, MacConkey agar, and so on. Behind them lies a simple explanation for why eating a hamburger can now make you seriously ill: There is shit in the meat.”
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Organizational Structure

The organization of the book is clean and straight to the facts. Only downfall is that there is not enough pictures to help visualize the idea.

Critics &Who Might be Interested in Reading this Book:

4.5 rating sold more than 1.4 million copies. This book would be good mostly for kids and adults who are cautious about what they eat and to the ones that love eating at fast food restaurants . Some say it has a lack of personality and does not give sufficient credit to the industry in generating small-business opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. But most say that its a helpful source on what people are really eating and making some uncomfortable while reading but more like a "wake up call".

Strenghts and Weaknesses:

Strenghts- Knowledge and Honesty that it provides for the reader about the dangers of fast food.

Weaknesses- Not enough images.

Would we Recommend???

YES!!!! because so many people go to fast food restaurants not realizing the discussing "stuff" they put on our whats so called "food".