The author who wrote the international best-selling book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal spoke at UW-La Crosse on November 2, 2011, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.
Eric Matthew Schlosser (born August 17, 1959) is an American journalist and author known for investigative journalism, such as in his books Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness and Chew On This. Schlosser was born in Manhattan, New York; he spent his childhood there and in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Judith (Gassner) and Herbert Schlosser, a former Wall Street lawyer who turned to broadcasting later in his career, eventually became the President of NBC in 1974. Schlosser studied American History at Princeton University and earned a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford.