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Drive-Thru Dreams

Adam Chandler

Warwick’s presents
Adam Chandler

Drive-Thru Dreams

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Drive-Thru Dreams

Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Adam Chandler as he discusses and signs his new book, Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom. Adam Chandler is a writer and journalist based in Brooklyn. A former staff writer at The Atlantic and Tablet Magazine, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, New York Magazine, Slate, Esquire, and elsewhere. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Drive-Thru Dreams tells the personal and contemporary story of America, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities through its beloved roadside fare. Fast food's menus, mass appeal, and blue-collar roots, offer a reflection of a century of national life explained by American habits, desires, economic realities, and political identities.  A sharp contrast to Super Size Me and Fast Food Nation, Chandler’s insightful and hilarious cultural study shows that the fast-food industry, though imperfect, reflects much of what makes us Americans.

We tend to think of fast food as corporate and impersonal. And for good reason. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal. After all, the only inherited rite in America might just be mainlining French fries beneath the comforting fluorescence of an anonymous fast-food dining room. Drive-Thru Dreams tells the personal and contemporary story of America, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities through its beloved roadside fare.

Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250090720
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - June 25th, 2019