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This is an auction for CANDY: A CENTURY OF PANIC AND PLEASURE by Samira Kawash.

Amazon.com review:

"Candy is an uneasy pleasure, eaten with side helpings of guilt and worry. Yet candy accounts for only 6 percent of the added sugar in the American diet. And at least it's honest about what it is?a processed food, eaten for pleasure, with no particular nutritional benefit. So why is candy considered harmful, when it's not so different from the other processed foods that line supermarket shelves? In Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, Samira Kawash tells how candy evolved from a luxury to a cheap, everyday snack. After candy making was revolutionized in the early decades of mass production, it was celebrated as a new kind of food for energy and enjoyment. Riding the rise in snacking and exploiting early nutritional science, candy was the first of the panoply of "junk foods" that would take over the American diet in the decades after the Second World War?convenient and pleasurable, for eating anytime or all the time. And yet, food reformers and moral crusaders have always attacked candy, blaming it for poisoning, alcoholism, sexual depravity and fatal disease. These charges have been disproven and forgotten, but the mistrust of candy they produced has never diminished. Candy is an essential, addictive read for anyone who loves lively cultural history, who cares about food, and who wouldn't mind feeling a bit better about eating a few jelly beans."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2014.

402 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.50.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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