RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 299755867 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=261322 T1 Candyfreak : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America A1 Almond, Steve., Wyman, Oliver., HighBridge Audio (Firm), PB HighBridge Audio PP [Minneapolis, Minn.] YR 2009 SN 9781598871364 1598871366 AB 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.