trying to remember a book title

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Does anyone remember the book we had to read in school about the hot dog factory? I cant even remember a whole lot about the book except for something about the ingredients of the hot It was about the working conditions in factories.

    This wasnt a funny book, it was a serious book. I think we read it in junior high.

    Any clue?
  2. C.J.

    C.J. New Member

    The Jungle - by Upton Sinclair

    He investigated the conditions of meat packing plants early in the 20th century.
  3. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I just listened to that book on my i-pod when I drove down here from Idaho!
    I would recommend it to anyone who didn't have to read it in School, which I didn't because I to went to School in NoCal. LOL

    Even if you read it in School I would re-read it!!!
    I was just telling someone about it the other day.
    Long read but I loved it!
  4. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I'll sign up for that at the library tomorrow. I just finished the best book called Piece Of Cake, by Cupcake Brown. It's an autobiography of a major drug addict, prostitute, difficult child, failed by the system, gang-banger. She is now an award-winning lawyer, working for a top ten law firm. She was in her 30's before she became a lawyer. It was an inspiring read.
  5. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Yep,CJ, Upton Sinclair "The Jungle".
    I remember the mothers in the tenements in Chicago fed their babies "blue milk". I'm not sure why that left such an impression but I never forgot that book. I think I was 14yrs old when I read it.
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I wonder if I could get our book store to order it for me. They're pretty good about that since they don't have a huge inventory. Hmmmm Sounds like a good one.
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thank you thank you!

    I dont know why I got to thinking about that book recently but Tonys roommate started talking about bologna and hot dogs tonight on the phone and that book popped into my head. I just couldnt remember the title. I kept thinking the author was named something that rhymed with Gosh my mind is going.
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Blue milk and Hotdogs? :sick:
  9. SRL

    SRL Active Member