Morgan Spurlock's terrifying yet hilarious expose on the fast food industry, Don't Eat This Book.
Praise for Morgan Spurlock: "Valid, entertaining and funny as hell". (Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation). A tongue-in-cheek - and burger in hand - look at the legal, financial and physical costs of our hunger for fast food, by the funniest and most incisive new voice since Michael Moore.
Can a man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried. For thirty days he ate nothing but three 'square' meals a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on our health.
Don't Eat This Book gives the full background story to the experiment that so captivated audiences around the world in the documentary Super Size Me, and explores in further depth the connections between the rise of fast food and obesity.
In the ground-breaking and hilarious Don't East This Book, Morgan Spurlock lays bare the devastating facts for all to see.
Morgan Spurlock is a writer, director and producer. He was awarded the Best Director prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 for Super Size Me.
He lives in New York.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/05/2005
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9780141020730
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Review by wyvernfriend
An interesting book that should be read in conjunction with the film. He goes into some depth about some of the issues brought up by the film and some of the after effectes it had.Food for thought.
Review by kaelirenee
This book basically continues where the documentary left off. He answers some of the criticisms, rehashes some of the issues he had in the movie, and gives much better details about the research supporting his statements. He also gives a more global perspective on the obesity epidemic. I'd love to see an updated version of it, though.