Part 1 The American way: the founding fathers; your trusted friends; behind the counter; success. Part 2 Meat and potatoes: why the fries taste good; on the range; cogs in the great machine; the most dangerous job; what's in the meat; global realization; epilogue - have it your way; afterword - the meaning of mad cow.
Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. He has received a number of journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award for an Atlantic Review article, Reefer Madness. This is his first book.