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Candyfreak : a journey through the chocolate underbelly of America
Steve Almond
Adult Nonfiction HD9330.C653 U513 2004

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ContentsPage
Prologue: Some Things You Should Know about the Authorp. 1
Chapter 1 -
The Author Will Now Rationalizep. 9
Chocolate = Enablerp. 17
In Which an Unhealthy Pattern of Dependence Is Establishedp. 18
An Ill-Advised Discussion of Freak Economicsp. 24
Night of the Living Freakp. 30
Mistakes Were Madep. 33
Chapter 2 -
Caravelle: An Elegyp. 38
I Love Mannyp. 48
Feeding the Beastp. 54
Chapter 3 -
A Top-Secret Chocolate Situationp. 61
The Politics of the Rackp. 66
The Last Man in America with Black Jack Gump. 72
Chapter 4 -
The Capo Di Tutti Freakp. 81
The Love Song of Ray Luthar Broekelp. 86
Welcome to the Boomp. 92
Chapter 5 -
There Are Men upon This Earth Who Tread Like Godsp. 100
Feuilletine, Revealedp. 107
Freak Fetishp. 115
Chapter 6 -
The Official Dark Horse Freak of Philadelphiap. 118
Wee Willie and the Pop-a-Licks Ragep. 125
Chapter 7 -
Southern-Fried Freakp. 133
Chocolate Haikup. 140
Freak Retentivep. 149
Chapter 8 -
In the Belly of the Freakp. 152
The Unstoppable Freak Energy of Mr. Marty Palmerp. 155
Southbound with the Hammers Downp. 173
Chapter 9 -
The Candy Bar on Your Chinp. 178
The Marshmallow Parallaxp. 188
A Depressing but Necessary Digressionp. 199
Chapter 10 -
Boise: Gateway to ... Boisep. 201
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Idaho Spudp. 205
Huckleberry, Houndedp. 216
American Lunchp. 224
How Will the Spud Survive?p. 228
Chapter 11 -
The Past Is Just Aheadp. 234
Remember This Name: Banana-Zabap. 241
Chapter 12 -
A Second Depressing but Necessary Digressionp. 248
A Little Hidden Bomb in My Idaho Spudp. 250
A Few Final Relevant Factsp. 254
Acknowledgmentsp. 263
Freak Appendixp. 265


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