Fast Food Nation Book Review

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In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser discusses the harsh truth that comes with the fast food industry. Schlosser covers much about the start of the fast food industry and how these companies have managed to change cultures all around the world. Over the last three decades, fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society. (pg 3). This is a minimal amount of time, when you think about it, for something this large to happen and influence so much. Throughout the book, we are told of the horrible working conditions of the overworked and underpaid employees, and the intense amount of factory work that causes numerous accidents when people are worked at such speeds in meat packing houses. Furthermore, Fast Food Nation is something that will open your eyes and give you insight on everything that goes on in the fast food business.

In part one, The American way, we are told, how society changed from then on, and why this sort of lifestyle became so popular. Additionally, we are informed of the working conditions inside these jobs. Teenagers are far more likely to be untrained, and every year, about 200,000 are injured on the job. (pg 83) America 's fast food restaurants are now more attracted to armed
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Through Schlosser 's life, he 's written multiple books his first of which is Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. With this book, we can clearly tell that Schlosser has done his research with the 50+ pages of footnotes that cite every bit of information he found as he traveled across the country for face to face interviews with the people who operate the fast food business. A large number of other interviews were conducted with high school student and young fast food employees. The author shares these stories and his other finding in the book and backs up his research with acknowledgments and
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