The American Way of Eating : Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table (Paperback)

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781439171967
SKU 229979154
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439171963
Release Date 8/13/2012
"Ms. McMillan goes undercover amid this country's working poor. She takes jobs picking grapes, peaches and garlic in California; stocking produce in a Walmart in Detroit; and working in a busy Applebee's in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. She tries, and often fails, to live on only the money she earns. . . . [Her] chapters about Walmart and Applebee's are the book's best. She is not a slash-and-burn critic of either company: both provide needed jobs and treat their employees at least moderately well. But you will steer clear of both places after reading about her travails."
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Editors Note An award-winning journalist traces her 2009 immersion into the national food system to explore issues about how working-class Americans can afford to eat as they should, describing how she worked as a farm laborer, Wal-Mart grocery clerk and Applebee's expediter while living within the means of each job. 25,000 first printing.
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Number of Pages 0334
Publisher Scribner Book Company

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