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Candyfreak

A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America

by Steve Almond
Oliver Wyman

Audiobook

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. 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. 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.

Original material © 2004 Steve Almond. Published by arrangement with Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.


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Publisher: HighBridge Company
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781598871364
  • File size: 194109 KB
  • Release date: March 23, 2007
  • Duration: 06:43:42

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781598871364
  • File size: 194109 KB
  • Release date: March 23, 2007
  • Duration: 06:43:42
  • Number of parts: 6


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Business Nonfiction

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English

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. 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. 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.

Original material © 2004 Steve Almond. Published by arrangement with Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.


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