Don't Eat This Book

  • by Morgan Spurlock
  • Narrated by Morgan Spurlock
  • 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For 30 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 won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by Spurlock's experiment, during which he gained 25 pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared. But this story goes far beyond Spurlock's good-humored "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 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. He interviewed experts in 20 U.S. cities, from surgeons general and kids to lawmakers and marketing gurus who share their research, opinions, and "gut feelings" on our ever-expanding girth and what we can all do to offset a health crisis of supersized proportions. In this groundbreaking, hilarious book, "benevolent muckraker" Morgan Spurlock debuts a wry investigative voice that will appeal to anyone interested in the health of our country, our children, and ourselves.

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What the Critics Say

"Fact-packed and funny, this offshoot of Spurlock's Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me serves both as a substitute for and addition to the movie....Spurlock's wisecracks make the statistic-laden information easily digestible." (Publishers Weekly)

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A must-read!

If you liked the tongue-in-cheek style of the superblockbustermegahit "Super Size Me," you'll love this book, graciously read by the man himself. Conversely, if you like this book, you MUST watch the movie!

Unfortunately, most people who absorb these materials are the ones who are interested in this subject because they already know better than to eat the crap they try to force down our throats. Listen to and/or read this book, and spread the word to your fat friends!
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- Jeff

A Must-Listen

A must-listen title -- Morgan covers it all, from the fast food chains to the FDA and the USDA, school lunches and Big Food. A lot of what he says is horrifying, eye-opening, and after you listen, you'll think twice about what you put in your mouth!
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- Lisa-Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2005
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio