October 9, 2008

Thai 101 Giveaway: มหาอำนาจฟาสต์ฟู้ด Fast Food Nation

In the spirit of book-loving that envelops me during national book fairs, I'm offering my first ever giveaway. I have two copies of มหาอำนาจฟาสต์ฟู้ด that desperately want a new home (don't worry, I still have my own copy).

This is the full-length Thai translation of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, the 2001 New York Times bestseller about the fast food industry. The book is non-fiction, but it was, oddly enough, made into a drama by Richard Linklater in 2006. The movie was just okay.

This specimen is 415 pages, cover price 275 baht, published in 2003 by ดอกหญ้่า. These are remainder books, so they're not used, but they're a little scuffed from several years of shelves and boxes.

To claim your copy: leave a comment on this thread telling me a little about the Thai book you most recently bought.

I have one qualification: you must live in Thailand, since I'll be mailing you the book at my expense. Any province is fine. After you've commented, drop me an email with your mailing address:
That's it. Let the free books flow.

P.S. Even if you don't live in Thailand, or don't even want the book, feel free to tell me about your latest book purchase, Thai or otherwise. You can see mine in the widget on the right sidebar (I'm a bit behind on cataloging mine, though).


  1. The last Thai book I bought, apart from dictionaries and language learning books was:

    อลิซ ผจญภัยในแดนมหัศจรรย์

    It's a translation of Alice adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, translated by กัญญาวีร์ ทินกร and published by Good Morning Publishing in 2003. I got my copy at the book fair in April for 40 baht (the cover price is 135 baht).

    I will certainly visit this month fair, even though I'm trying to stop myself from buying new books until I've read the ones I've already bought.

  2. Currently reading an old รักลิขิต (44 -173) that I got ages ago and never got around to reading. Its pretty silly, but a decent read nontheless. Its about a girl who leaves home because of her step-father is trying to get into her pants. She ends up falling in love blahblahblah. น้ำเน่า should say it all.

    On top of that I recently picked up ความฝันโง่ๆ (วินทร์ เลียววาริณ)and read a few chapters, but finishing up the sappy love story first before I get to deep into this one. Its about people, especially those with disabilities overcoming adversity and doing amazing stuff.

  3. Though it's not a new purchase, a book called "Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia" by Craig A Lockheed (1998, University of Hawaii) recently surfaced in my stacks in a bout of cleaning up and organizing. It has a chapter about the Songs for Life movement and Caravan. I hope to take time soon to read it more thoroughly.

  4. Thanks for sharing your latest books, guys.

    I picked up a few more books on the cheap for future giveaways, so I'll do this again some time.

  5. Received the book yesterday, thanks. I started it, but suspect it will take a while to finish.