Starbucked A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture

ISBN-10: 0316014036
ISBN-13: 9780316014038
Edition: 2008
Authors: Taylor Clark
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 4.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

PartFast Food Nation, partBobos in Paradise, STARBUCKED combines investigative heft with witty cultural observation in telling the story of how the coffeehouse movement changed our everyday lives, from our evolving neighborhoods and workplaces to the ways we shop, socialize, and self-medicate. In STARBUCKED, Taylor Clark provides an objective, meticulously reported look at the volatile issues like gentrification and fair trade that distress activists and coffee zealots alike. Through a cast of characters that includes coffee-wild hippies, business sharks, slackers, Hollywood trendsetters and more, STARBUCKED explores how America transformed into a nation of coffee gourmets in only a few years, how Starbucks manipulates psyches and social habits to snare loyal customers, and why many of the things we think we know about the coffee commodity chain are false. "Starbuckedis ...smart cultural criticism minus any academic gobbledygook. Mr. Clark is quite funny as he dryly sends up the excess of the corporate behemoth, and Starbucked is an entertaining, highly readable book....Full of cocktail-party-worthy tidbits." --Adelle Waldman,New York Observer

Taylor Clark is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Pacific Northwest native, he has written forGQ,Slate, adPsychology Today, among other publications.

Introduction: The Experiment
The Rise of the Mermaid
Life Before Lattes
A Caffeinated Craze
The Siren's Song
Leviathan
Getting Steamed
Storm Brewing
A Fair Trade?
What's in Your Cup
Green-Apron Army
The Seattle Colonies
Epilogue: The Last Drop
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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