Horsemen of the Esophagus

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Horsemen of the Esophagus
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First edition cover
Author Jason Fagone
Cover artist Tamaye Perry
Country United States
Language English
Subject Competitive eating
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Crown Publishers
Publication date
2006
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 303 pp
ISBN 0-307-23738-9
OCLC 63108324
641/.013 22
LC Class TX631 .F43 2006

Horsemen of the Esophagus by Jason Fagone is a nonfiction book about the sport of competitive eating and the outsized American appetite. Horsemen follows three American "gurgitators" during a year on the pro eating circuit: Ohio housepainter David "Coondog" O'Karma, South Jersey truck driver Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, and Manhattan day-trader Tim "Eater X" Janus. Horseman makes stops at 27 competitive eating contests around the world, including the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island and includes an interview with Nathan's champion at the time, Takeru Kobayashi.

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