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Adam Chandler

Adam Chandler is a journalist and author based in New York.

About Adam

Adam Chandler is a journalist and author based in New York. A former staff writer at The Atlantic, his work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, Texas Monthly, Esquire, TIME, and elsewhere.


Chandler is the author of Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom,(Flatiron/Macmillan), which was named an NPR Favorite Book of 2019, an Amazon Best Book of the Year, and a Smithsonian Best Food Book of 2019.

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Drive-Thru Dreams

Drive-Thru Dreams (Flatiron, 2019) looks at American culture, history, and identity through the prism of fast food.

Selected Writing

New York Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega

The Atlantic

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

The Atlantic

The United States of Billy Joel

Slate

Taco Bell Gave Me a Cellphone. It Came With a Past.

Tablet Magazine

My Hidden Houston

The Atlantic

Why Foreign Leaders Read Trump's 1990 Playboy Interview