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Oh my. I almost couldn't get past some of the chapters. A good character study of the fringe element that is competitive eating. The book got a little long and repetitive. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Weekly Reader
I purchased this used book as a gift for my son (we are avid followers of the July 4 Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island). Read morePublished on November 16, 2011 by Barbara Moran
I am shocked at all of the 5 star reviews! This book is poorly written-jumps around from different subjects and venues. Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Jenny Baker
I loved this book. Fagone writes in a style that's as engaging and erudite as Malcolm Gladwell and David Foster Wallace, and he brings an excitement and awe to a subject that many... Read morePublished on September 24, 2007 by mungo181
HORSEMEN OF THE ESOPHAGUS: COMPETITIVE EATING AND THE BIG FAT AMERICAN DREAM follows the author's journey to twenty-seven eating contests on two continents, from the U.S. Read morePublished on July 27, 2006 by Midwest Book Review