Candyfreak

A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.72 hours)
Product Number: Z10009285
Released: May 24, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598871364
Narrator/s: Oliver Wyman
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Description

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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Author(s): Steve Almond
Original Publish Date: May 24, 2004

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eBook
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Author(s): Steve Almond
Product Number EB00008903
Released: May 04, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781565127135

Professional reviews

"If you're dieting or diabetic, avoid this audiobook. The descriptions of huge machines extruding chocolate bars and the smell of roasting nuts would cause any such person agony until satisfied with a forbidden fix. Oliver Wyman's enthusiasm and ecstasy convey every sensual delight the author intends as he describes extinct and existing candy--its shape, color, consistency, and aroma. Starting with the author's childhood memories of sinful snacks, the story moves to a visit with the world's candy bar expert, the collector of 20,000 confection wrappers and author of two forgotten books. The work also features tours of factories and tasty biographies of the inventors of wonderful sweets we've all had on our tongues. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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