Fat, Dumb, and Ugly
Fat, Dumb, and Ugly By Peter Strupp
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The world's lone superpower...supreme guardian of democracy...and home of the blithely uninformed and epidemically obese. Welcome to America - pull up a chair, switch on the TV and grab a doughnut. Are Americans the last word in higher beings? Peter Strupp thinks not. A concerned citizen (and pitch-perfect humour scribe), Strupp is shocked and concerned by what he sees. It seems American aren't as thin, smart, and good-looking as they like to think they are. Packed with frightening statistics, FAT, DUMB AND UGLY takes readers on an eye-opening, laugh-out-loud, and at times horrifying tour of the numbers that shape the United States: * Annual amount Americans spend on beer: $25 billion * Percentage of Americans over 25 who are overweight: 80 * Pounds of sweets the average American eats a year: 20.7 * Percentage of Americans who believe their are aliens living among us: 25 * Pounds of rubbish generated by the average American: 1,570 * Increase in cosmetic surgery in the last decade: 200% In the bestselling tradition of THE DARWIN AWARDS and STUPID WHITE MEN, Peter Strupp's book is razor-sharp, real-world humour that sketches an all-too-convincing portrait of a self-satisfied nation of conspicuous consumers, fast-food fanatics and dumded-down dolts.