Eric Schlosser (b. 1959)

Journalist. Schlosser earned a bachelor’s degree in American history from Princeton University and later studied the history of the British monarchy at Oxford University. He is an investigative reporter for the Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. On assignment for Rolling Stone, he began to look into a different kind of history—that of consumer culture, particularly fast food, as represented in the American marketplace by McDonald’s and other franchises. The result was Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001). Schlosser is also the author of Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market (2003).