Eat This Book To the Dogs Nerz traces competitive eating events back to their origins: a 1916 PR campaign for fledgling Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on NYC's… 2006-04-04 Nonfiction St. Martin's Griffin
Book Review

Eat This Book (2006)

Details Release Date: Apr 04, 2006; Writer: Ryan Nerz; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

To the Dogs
Nerz traces competitive eating events back to their origins: a 1916 PR campaign for fledgling Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on NYC's Coney Island.

Winging It
He vividly describes 2004's Philadelphia Wing Bowl — the unlikely winner was 100-pound Sonya ''The Black Widow'' Thomas.

Final Serving
Nerz provides a solid rationale for competitive eating without ignoring the health hazards.

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints