Horsemen of the Esophagus

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Horsemen of the Esophagus
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First edition cover
AuthorJason Fagone
Cover artistTamaye Perry
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectCompetitive eating
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherCrown Publishers
Publication date
2006
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages303 pp
ISBN0-307-23738-9
OCLC63108324
641/.013 22
LC ClassTX631 .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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