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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Horsemen of the Esophagus


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading


Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Horsemen of the Esophagus: Competitive Eating and the Big Fat American Dream by Jason Fagone p. 220



"That's the story, anyway. Its veracity is probably unverifiable in any robust journalistic sense, partly because Nathan is long dead, and partly because the story's exact date is disputed (more on that in a second), and partly because Murray Handwerker, Nathan's son and the former chairman and president of the company remembers that "I was the one who initiated it" - i.e., the contest - since Murray's father was "a very, very practical man" who wasn't too keen on marketing stunts."


Wow, that's a long sentence. It's about the start of the Nathan's Famous Hotdog Eating Contest, the most famous Competitive Eating event.

2 comments:

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write said...

That is one heck of a cover. Had me laughing at first sight.

My Teaser is a little different and based on author Olivia Cunning who is over at my blog today giving away free books.

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

gautami tripathy said...

What a wonderful teaser! I will check it out. Every week my tbr pile keep getting longer!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie post!