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The Resource Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America, Morgan Spurlock

Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America, Morgan Spurlock

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Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America
Title
Don't eat this book
Title remainder
fast food and the supersizing of America
Statement of responsibility
Morgan Spurlock
Title variation
  • Do not eat this book
  • Dont eat this book
Title variation remainder
fast food and the supersizing of America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For thirty days, he ate nothing but three "squares" a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary film, Super Size Me, won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by his experiment, during which he gained twenty-five pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared. But this story goes far beyond his own "Mc-Sickness": he traveled across the country, into schools, hospitals, and people's homes, to investigate school lunch programs, the marketing of fast food, and the declining emphasis on health and physical education. He interviewed experts in medicine, nutrition, law, and marketing. He looks at why fast food is so tasty, cheap, and ultimately seductive, and what Americans can do to turn the rising tide of obesity, hypertension, and diabetes that have accompanied its ever-growing popularity
Summary
Documents the author's experiment during which he ate all fast foods for one month to record the impact of such a diet on human health, and his subsequent travels to educate the American public about health issues and physical education
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189206
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/9398
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX370
LC item number
.S68 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 M-065
  • WA 695
NLM item number
S772d 2005
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True
Target audience
adult
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fast food and the supersizing of America
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Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America, Morgan Spurlock
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Do you want lies with that? -- Girth of a nation -- Light at the end of the taco -- Really great bad idea -- It's a mad, mad, mad, mad McWorld -- McD-Day -- Is it chemical soup yet? -- Physical miseducation -- Sex, fries and videotape -- Ronald & me -- Lunchroom named Desire -- Lord of the ring dings -- Health care or sick care? -- McFree at last -- Golden halos -- Vote with your fork -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Improving your child's school lunch program -- Appendix 2: McDonald's food testing results -- Appendix 3: You are what you ....smoke?
Control code
2465390
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780399152603
Lccn
2005043196
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57694996
  • (OCoLC)57694996
Label
Don't eat this book : fast food and the supersizing of America, Morgan Spurlock
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Do you want lies with that? -- Girth of a nation -- Light at the end of the taco -- Really great bad idea -- It's a mad, mad, mad, mad McWorld -- McD-Day -- Is it chemical soup yet? -- Physical miseducation -- Sex, fries and videotape -- Ronald & me -- Lunchroom named Desire -- Lord of the ring dings -- Health care or sick care? -- McFree at last -- Golden halos -- Vote with your fork -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix 1: Improving your child's school lunch program -- Appendix 2: McDonald's food testing results -- Appendix 3: You are what you ....smoke?
Control code
2465390
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780399152603
Lccn
2005043196
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57694996
  • (OCoLC)57694996

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