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Raw dog : the naked truth about hot dogs  Cover Image Book Book

Raw dog : the naked truth about hot dogs / Jamie Loftus.

Loftus, Jamie, (author.).


"Part travelogue, part culinary history, all capitalist critique-comedian Jamie Loftus's debut, Raw Dog, will take you on a cross-country road trip in the summer of 2021, and reveal what the creation, culture, and class influence of hot dogs says about America now. Hot dogs. Poor people created them. Rich people found a way to charge fifteen dollars for them. They're high culture, they're low culture, they're sports food, they're kids' food, they're hangover food, and they're deeply American, despite having no basis whatsoever in America's Indigenous traditions. You can love them, you can hate them, but you can't avoid the great American hot dog. Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs is part investigation into the cultural and culinary significance of hot dogs and part travelog documenting a cross-country road trip researching them as they're served today. From avocado and spice in the West to ass-shattering chili in the East to an entire salad on a slice of meat in Chicago, Loftus, her pets, and her ex eat their way across the country during the strange summer of 2021. It's a brief window into the year between waves of a plague that the American government has the resources to temper, but not the interest. So grab a dog, lay out your picnic blanket, and dig into the delicious and inevitable product of centuries of violence, poverty, and ambition, now rolling around at your local 7-Eleven. The hardcover edition of Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs includes gorgeous endpapers, an illustrated case, as well as illustrations by the author throughout. "One of the freshest and most insightful new comedic voices of this decade." -LINDSAY ELLIS"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250847744
  • Physical Description: xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Tor Publishing Group, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Forge book" -- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Loftus, Jamie > Travel > United States.
Frankfurters > United States.
Fast food restaurants > United States.
Diners (Restaurants) > United States.
Diners (Restaurants)
Fast food restaurants.
United States.
Genre: Travel writing.
Travel writing.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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