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Candyfreak

Candyfreak

(2004)
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Perhaps you remember the whipped splendor of the Choco-Lite, or the luscious Caravelle bar, or maybe the sublime and perfectly balanced Hershey's Cookies 'n Mint. The Marathon, an inimitable rope of caramel covered in chocolate. Oompahs. Bit-O-Choc. The Kit Kat Dark.

Steve Almond certainly does. In fact, he was so obsessed by the inexplicable disappearance of these bars - where'd they go? - that he embarked on a nationwide journey to uncover the truth about the candy business. There, he found an industry ruled by huge conglomerates, where the little guys, the last remaining link to the glorious boom years of the candy bar in America, struggle to survive.

Visiting the candy factories that produce the Twin Bing, the Idaho Spud, the Goo Goo Cluster, the Valomilk, and a dozen other quirky bars, Almond finds that the world of candy is no longer a sweet haven. Today's precious few regional candy makers mount daily battles against corporate greed, paranoia, and that good old American compulsion: crushing the little guy.

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. By turns ecstatic, comic, and bittersweet, Candyfreak is the story of how Steve Almond grew up on candy - and how, for better and worse, candy has grown up, too.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-4395-6604-6 / 978-1-4395-6604-6 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Candyfreak: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 0-434-01411-7 / 978-0-434-01411-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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April 2005 : USA Library Binding
Title: Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-4176-8234-5 / 978-1-4176-8234-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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May 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-56512-421-9 / 978-1-56512-421-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Candy Freak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-4223-5130-0 / 978-1-4223-5130-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co.
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2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Candy Freak (Large Print)
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-4193-0493-3 / 978-1-4193-0493-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: RB Large Print
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

March 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 0-15-603293-7 / 978-0-15-603293-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Candy Freak, a Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 0-9659118-7-X / 978-0-9659118-7-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Candyfreak - on Playaway
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-60640-429-6 / 978-1-60640-429-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playaway
Availability: Amazon   

May 2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Candyfreak: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHOCOLATE UNDERBELLY OF AMERICA
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-56511-910-X / 978-1-56511-910-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Audio
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May 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Candyfreak
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-56511-909-6 / 978-1-56511-909-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Co
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2004 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America
Author(s): Steve Almond
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


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