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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. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250847744
  • ISBN: 1250847745
  • Physical Description: xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Forge, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Publishing Group, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Jamie's content warning corner -- A word (different from Jamie's content warning corner) -- Our protagonist -- The five hot dogs you can purchase easily in Heaven -- We are in the Southwest -- Here is how you make a hot dog -- We are in the South -- We are in the Southeast -- We are in fucking New Jersey -- We are in the Northeast -- We are in New York City -- We are politely staring at Joey Chestnut -- We are in the Northeast, right? -- We are in teeny tiny hot dog town -- We are in the Midwest -- We are in fucking Chicago -- A word on baseball -- I am in Massachusetts -- I am in Los Angeles -- I am tying up loose ends -- But before I leave you: Who is fucking on the Wienermobile -- Alone but not alone, because hot dog.
Subject: Loftus, Jamie > Travel > United States.
Frankfurters > United States.
Fast food restaurants > United States.
Diners (Restaurants) > United States.
United States.
Genre: Travel writing.
Informational works.

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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North Kansas City Public Library 641.5092 LOFTUS 2023 (Text) 0001012514138 Nonfiction Available -

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