Books Adam Chandler Books by Adam Chandler Adam Chandler has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Business & Economy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Adam Chandler A view of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., circa 1955. A new book explores the complicated bond between Americans and fast food. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images The Salt 'Drive-Thru Dreams' Explores America's Love-Hate Relationship With Fast Food August 7, 2019 Americans have a torturous relationship with fast food. We vilify it but also view it through a nostalgic lens. A new book explores this complicated yet seemingly unshakable bond.