And now, to help do my part, I’ll mention some books:
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser has changed the way I look at the entire prepared food industry. More than just a critique of fast food, it documents the processes behind the “malling” of America (and the world). Compelling reading.
- The Global Soul by Pico Iyer looks to be a sort of postmodern travel book in which our author globetrots and then philosophizes about the world. I picked it up mostly because it has a chapter on Toronto called “The Multiculture” which supports the generally-held assertion that my city is one of the most multicultural in the world. The reader reviews on Amazon, however, aren’t too kind, and so I might have to read something else first.