Horsemen of the Esophagus

Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Jason Fagone; Publisher: Crown

To the Dogs
Fagone follows a year of eating competitions and ”athletes” with WWE-like nicknames (”Coondog” O’Karma, ”Cookie” Jarvis), culminating in the 2005 Nathan’s Famous contest.

Winging It
In 2005’s Wing Bowl, Thomas finished a close second to Bill ”El Wingador” Simmons.

Final Serving
With colorful prose to capture the unique drama, Fagone offers a probing look at a curious pastime.

Originally posted April 14 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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