Hundreds of small-time users are in jail -- for life.
Not to mention that he goes on to note that : Most of the high school students I met liked working at fast food restaurants.
To quote the immortal Clara Peller : Where's the beef ?
This willingness to present both sides of the issues, combined with his prodigious research on the industry, makes for a book that, though the author clearly has a viewpoint that he wants to get across, also allows readers to make up their own minds, and provides the information necessary to make informed decisions.
Though I disagreed with many of Schlosser's arguments, it was really refreshing to find an author who acknowledges competing views.
-ESSAY : At Last, Americans Swallow the Truth About Their Burgers (Andrew Gumbel, Independent Digital (UK) -ESSAY : Ignorance is Bliss (Eric Alterman, The Nation) -BOOK CLUB : This week, Katha Pollitt and Marjorie Williams investigate Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser's stomach-turning indictment of Mc Donald's, Burger King, and their ilk.
(Slate) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (Maria Russo, Salon) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (Michiko Kakutani, NY Times) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal By ERIC SCHLOSSER (ROB WALKER, NY Times Book Review) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (Nicols Fox, Washington Post Book World) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (Philip Delves Broughton, Daily Telegraph) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (Complete Review) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (Audrey Row, SF Chronicle) -REVIEW : of Fast Food Nation (James Meek, London Review of Books) -AWARD : Best Investigative Series: "Fast Food Nation," by Eric Schlosser, Rolling Stone, September 3 and November 26, 1998 (Impressions Magazine) ANTI-FAST FOOD SITES : -Mc Spotlight GENERAL : -National Council of Chain Restaurants -The American Meat Institute (AMI) -ESSAY : SERVICE TENSION : Cretinous clerks, -- woolly-headed waiters, angst-ridden attendants -- you just can't get good help these days.
(MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, Salon) -REVIEW : of Mc Libel by John Vidal (complete review) My sister was required to purchase this book while getting her BA in hospitality management. From what we have read of the book, I agree with all the points you made in your criticism.
I feel there are a lot of people willing to jump to the island of conclusions over supposed exposes like this book and the recent "Super Size Me".
Until recently, societies rarely enjoyed an overabundance of cheap food.
Okay, so there are some problems associated with an "overabundance of cheap food:" the whole world should face such problems.