View 1 comment. I don't recommend this at all. The leading fast food chains still embrace a boundless faith in science—and as a result have changed not just what Americans eat, but also how their food is made.
After closing time, Carl stayed late into the night, cleaning the bathrooms and mopping the floors. He also shows the connection between Ray Kroc and Disney and compares their business processes emphasizing marketing to children. Jun 16, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: food-and-drinkjournalism.
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Reefer Madness is a difficult book to review because, in practice, it's actually three completely distinct essays, tied together at the front and the back. Another well documented book from Schlosser. How can consuming something as harmless as a joint warrant a harsher sentence than what is often handed out to murderers or other violent criminals?
This would enable them to sue for injustices such as not being paid for all hours of work or any other breach of contract by the employer. The investigative punch of this section is largely weakened by immigration having, since the book's publication, become the new "hot" issue for American conservatives, which has led many of Schlosser's assertions to become widely known.
The point being there is never an absence of food for thought. The discrepancy between law and consumption is alarming and Schlosser points this out through primary accounts and excellent research. Through recounting Young's and Sturman's ordeals, and to a lesser extent, the lives of migrant strawberry pickers in California, Schlosser unravels an American society that has "become alienated and at odds with itself.
The majority of the section was spent on Reuben Sturman, who was the "king of porn" for most of the latter half of the 20th century.
While I'm not for example a supporter of pot smoking or paying immigrant farm workers extremely low wages, I don't necessarily think that the way our government currently treats these situations is the best either. While some of that is explored, the essay is far and away dominated by the story of one man who rose up through the industry, gained enormous wealth, and then lost it all and was sent to jail because of tax evasion.
This book had a little too many words in it for my liking bjut I'm glad I read it.