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Candyfreak : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America

Author: Steve Almond
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tour of the American candy business which explores the role candy plays in our lives as both source of pleasure and escape from pain.
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Almond, Steve.
Candyfreak.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004
(OCoLC)652509554
Named Person: Steve Almond
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Almond
ISBN: 1565124219 9781565124219
OCLC Number: 53972107
Description: 266 p. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Some things you should know about the author --
Author will now rationalize --
Chocolate = enabler --
In which an unhealthy pattern of dependence is established --
Ill-advised discussion of freak economics --
Night of the living freak --
Mistakes were made --
Caravelle: Elegy --
I love Manny --
Feeding the beast --
Top-secret chocolate situation --
Politics of the rack --
Last man in America with black jack gum --
Capo di tutti freak --
Love song of Ray Luther Broekel --
Welcome to the boom --
There are men upon this earth who tread like gods --
Feuilletine, revealed --
Freak fetish --
Official dark horse freak of Philadelphia --
Wee Willie and the pop-a-licks rage --
Southern-fried freak --
Chocolate haiku --
Freak retentive --
In the belly of the freak --
Unstoppable freak energy of Mr. Marty Palmer --
Southbound with the hammers down --
Candy bar on your chin --
Marshmallow parallax --
Depressing but necessary digression --
Boise: Gateway to ... Boise --
Ladies and gentlemen, the Idaho spud --
Huckleberry, hounded --
American lunch --
How will the spud survive? --
Past is just ahead --
Remember this name: Banana-zaba --
Second depressing but necessary digression --
Little hidden bomb in my Idaho spud --
Few final relevant facts --
Acknowledgments --
Freak appendix.
Responsibility: Steve Almond.
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Is an impossible-to-put-down portrait of regional candy makers and the author's own obsession with all-things sweet.  Read more...

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The appropriately named Almond goes beyond candy obsession to enter the realm of "freakdom." Right up front, he divulges that he has eaten a piece of candy "every single day of his entire life," Read more...

 
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