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The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy Paperback – Illustrated, April 17, 2008

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Editorial Reviews

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?One of those rare books that reveals a vast and fascinating system behind something you?ve taken entirely for granted. . . . Brilliant.?
?Steve Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You"
?Eminently readable . . . anecdote-rich and quirky.?
?"The Wall Street Journal"
?An authoritative, expertly reported account of this increasingly global business, with the smart elegance of a dinner at Nobu.?
?"Entertainment Weekly"
?Issenberg shrewdly anatomizes this delicacy with more frequent flier miles than Bono.? ?"New York Times"
?A clear, engaging account of the business behind one of the world's most popular foods.? ?"Dallas Morning News"
?[Issenberg?s] smart, lively voice makes the most arcane information fascinating? ?"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
?Will satisfy picky eaters (and readers).? ?"Wired"
?A superb fish story. In scenes that prove him a worthy successor to John McPhee, Issenberg has revelatory chat

aOne of those rare books that reveals a vast and fascinating system behind something youave taken entirely for granted. . . . Brilliant.a
aSteve Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You"
aEminently readable . . . anecdote-rich and quirky.a
a"The Wall Street Journal"
aAn authoritative, expertly reported account of this increasingly global business, with the smart elegance of a dinner at Nobu.a
a"Entertainment Weekly"
aIssenberg shrewdly anatomizes this delicacy with more frequent flier miles than Bono.a a"New York Times"
aA clear, engaging account of the business behind one of the worldas most popular foods.a a"Dallas Morning News"
a[Issenbergas] smart, lively voice makes the most arcane information fascinatinga a"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
aWill satisfy picky eaters (and readers).a a"Wired"
aA superb fish story. In scenes that prove him a worthy successor to John McPhee, Issenberg has revelatory chats with a wide range of peoplea] The words and experiences of these diverse folks animate nearly every page.a a"Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
aIssenberg's beautifully written book reveals the complex web of commerce, culture, and culinary expertisea] It makes enjoying sushi not only a delight for the palate but also a thought-provoking repast for the mind.a a"Library Journa" aAn exquisite specimen of culinary anthropologya]. [Issenberg] reveals fascinating wrinkles in the global economy with wit and color.a--Franklin Foer, bestselling author of How Soccer Explains the World

About the Author

Sasha Issenberg was a columnist for Slate and the Washington correspondent for Monocle. He covered the 2008 election as a national political correspondent for The Boston Globe, and his work has also appeared in New York magazine, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine. His first book, The Sushi Economy, was published in 2007. In 2016, Issenberg co-founded Votecastr, which tracked the 2016 election in real time.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1592403638
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1592403639
  • Product Dimensions : 5.4 x 0.72 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Avery; Reprint Edition (April 17, 2008)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39 ratings
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