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Nonfiction: Business & Economics / Industries
Unabridged   6.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/24/2004


A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565119109
Digital Download ISBN:9781598871364


Part candy porn, part candy polemic, part social history, part confession, Candyfreak explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain.

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Product Description

Perhaps you remember The Marathon, Oompahs, Bit-O-Choc, or Kit Kat Dark. Where did they go? Driven by his obsession, stubborn idealism, and the promise of free candy, self-confessed candyfreak Steve Almond takes off on a quest to discover candy's origins in America, to explore little companies that continue to get by on pluck and perseverance, and to witness the glorious excess of candy manufacturing. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy—and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up too.

Author Bio

Author and commentator STEVE ALMOND has published stories and poems in publications ranging from Playboy to Tin House to Zeotrope, and they have been widely anthologized. He is a regular commentator on the NPR affiliate WBUR in Boston, teaches creative writing at Boston College, and has eaten at least one piece of candy every single day of his entire life.