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He holds many records, including eight Guinness Records, for eating hot dogs, meatballs, Twinkies, tacos, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and pasta. What was surprising to me was how serious they take it. It takes a talented journalist to offer equal parts education and entertainment, and I think Jason Fagone achieved that balance.

And so we read about how Fagone and Coondog drive each other up the wall in their tiny motel room in Japan, how frustrated Fagone is with his failed attempts to meet with Kobayashi, their meeting with Yuko, a Japanese fan of competitive eater Yukihiro Iteya it’s not even a Kobayashi fan they meet with and Coondog’s attempt to challenge some Japanese to a sushi eating contest.

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This book took me two years to read on and off. Contests are typically eight to ten minutes long, although some competitions can last up to thirty minutes, with the person consuming the most food being declared the winner. Eric Booker born c. He profiles several “champions” and each has their own persona and motivation for competing. Above is a likeness by artist and historian George S. The group hired Frederick G. Fagone straddles the line between disgusted chronicler of modern American gluttony and I recently met the author, Jason Fagone — a smart, likable, modest guy — and wanted to check out some of his writing.

Nerz, who spent a year as an emcee for the International Federation of Competitive Eating, has firsthand insight into the competitive eating phenomenon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

They will if the promoters of the newly emerging sport of competitive eating have their way.


In Horsemen of the EsophagusJason Fagone reports on the year he spent in the belly of this awakening beast. Inspired by Your Browsing History. And it gives the rest of us food for thought about the bizarre and unlikely places the American Dream can sometimes esopphagus.

Horsemen of the Esophagus First edition cover. Member feedback about Glossary of equestrian terms: Kilgour, a former Yale University medical school librarian, Kilgour wished to merge the latest information storage and retrieval system of the time, the computer, with the oldest, the library. Kobayashi went on The Wendy Williams Show to set the record for eating the most Twinkies in one minute, for the Save The Twinkie campaign, and set a new world record of 14 Twinkies.

In Japan or Amer This book does a good job of covering a pretty disturbing phenomenon. Book excerpt subscription only. The contestant that consumes the most hot dogs and buns in ten minutes is declared the winner, the length of the contest has changed over the years, previously 12 minutes, and in some years, only three and a half minutes, since ,10 minutes.

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The couple split up in earlyprior to their wedding date. I love Jason Fagone for recognizing that eating contests make for excellent drama, and I love him for having the tenacity to explore his topic as deeply as he does here, and with such glimmering prose. Clinical signs of colic generally require treatment by a veterinarian. It was an effort to reclaim the beach which by then had almost completely built over with bath houses, clam bars, amusements 3.

Member feedback about Attila: In the French Kitchen with Kids. These people have characters, shtick, and a whole tour circuit, international opponents, a federation the IFOCEeating contests both scheduled and impromptu, and merchandise, merchandise, merchandise! Jun 14, Hilary rated it did not like it.


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This is an interesting book about the competitive food eating circuit. However, the last Nathan’s hot dog eating contest that Fagone profiles esohagus the one in which Chestnut first appears on the scene, eating an impressive 32 hot dogs to Kobayashi’s Colic surgery is usually an expensive procedure as it is major abdominal surgery, often with intensive aftercare.

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Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream

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Jason Fagone is an American journalist and author. Mar 17, Don rated it liked it Shelves: And it gives the rest of us food for thought about the bizarre esophagjs unlikely places the American Dream can sometimes lead. All this and esophwgus will be answered when you pick this book up and find yourself immersed in the world of competitive eating.

It’s strange to think of a sport being created by a PR firm, but that’s the story behind professional competitive eating, and let me tell you, the participants are even stranger. May 22, Pages Buy.

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