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This Is Why You're Fat By Jessica Amason

This Is Why You're Fat
by Jessica Amason

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The website This Is Why You're Fat is an ode to the nasty food web-trend - whether seen as a commentary on North American dietary habits or a celebration of the deliciously bad. Within its first month the site pulled in over ten million eyeballs, and attracted major nation media including CNN.
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This Is Why You're Fat Summary


This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks by Jessica Amason

Food was once the providence of celebrated chefs and critical connoisseurs. Cooking shows featured all gourmet creations and web sites displayed artfully photographed delights. Then something changed. Perhaps it was the desensitising of web culture or perhaps it was a cry for help from the food-loving public. But by God - there came a day when fancy vegetable towers came crashing down and $50 mushrooms were no longer acceptable. Amason and Blakley wanted see the old stand-bys, the carnival foods of their childhoods, the sticky mess of a deep-fried candy bar, the indulgence of a greasy burger with all the fixin's. It was the birth of the nasty food web-trend. And it was delicious. The website This Is Why You're Fat is an ode to this trend - whether seen as a commentary on North American dietary habits or a celebration of the deliciously bad - and Amason and Blakeley are devoted to the world's newfound obsession with over-the-top food. Within its first month the site pulled in over ten million eyeballs, and attracted major nation media including CNN. The world cooked, they listened.

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This Is Why You're Fat Reviews


"Nothing illustrates our nation's bipolar attitude toward eating more hilariously than this visual coronary. A stomach-turning delight." -- Entertainment Weekly "Warning: Don't eat before, during or after you've seen this blog." -- Time magazine "Irresistible" -- Boing Boing "If you dare to eat any of these, make sure you have a cardiologist on speed dial." -- CNN.com "I love me some This Is Why You're Fat. It's hardcore, wet and sloppy, extreme, take-no-prisoners, get down and dirty food porn. And I, for one, cannot get enough of it." -- The Frisky "This collection of "deliciously gross food" from across the blogosphere is simultaneously disgusting, fascinating, and sometimes perversely drool-inducing." -- Chow Bella, Phoenix New Times

About Jessica Amason


Jessica Amason has always been something of a trend-hunter-from breaking new bands as a music journalist to highlighting the latest web trends as lead blogger for Urlesque.com. After graduating from The University of Georgia and University of Madrid, Jessica moved to New York, where she worked as a music journalist for various publications including The Associated Press and as a columnist for The Aquarian Weekly. Naturally, Jessica's penchant for connecting people and cultural trends brought her to AOL's web culture blog, Urlesque.com, where she has gained a reputation as the site's trend-hunter extraordinaire and has been known to be called a "meme queen." Richard Blakeley has been fascinated with video since he was a senior in high school. After graduating from the Pratt Institute in 2006, he landed a job as video editor with Gawker Media and is now the head of its video department. During his time at Gawker, Richard has worked in independent web design for high profile clients and hosted a series of monthly networking events for New York-based media professionals called Media Meshing.

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This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks by Jessica Amason
Jessica Amason
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
2009-11-01
144
0061936634
9780061936630
N/A
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