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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
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It's been a while since I read it, but I believe this book features a precocious young boy named Mowgli Rudkus who was raised by wolves. After singing a bunch of songs with bears and orangutans in the jungles of India, Mowgli immigrates to turn-of-the-century Chicago where he lives in abject poverty until he falls into an industrial meat grinder and becomes a hamburger. He is later served to Theodore Roosevelt for Thanksgiving dinner, 1906.

This book also has the distinction of changing America's political and social attitudes towards both the meat packing industry and the villainous Shere Khan. Legislation against Shere Khan continues to this day.

Someone might want to fact check this review on Wikipedia or something.
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message 1: by Madeleine (new) - added it

Madeleine Spot-on review, though I could have sworn that his name was Mogwai and there was some stipulation about how he couldn't feed after dark lest he turn into a singing bear. Or was that just the Disney version?

Danger I believe you're thinking of Grizzly Man, the movie about the gentle bearded man who liked to help his furry friends sell Snuggle brand fabric softener.

Lady ♥ Belleza According to Wikipedia you're both right. How is that possible?

Danger I think in the future, anytime I'm wrong, I'm just gonna change the Wikipeida page to make me right.

message 5: by Manny (new)

Manny Several pages agree that Theodore Roosevelt was served the famous hamburger in 1907. Check your facts more carefully, sir.

message 6: by Melki (last edited Mar 21, 2014 08:23AM) (new)

Melki I thought Theodore Roosevelt was served AS a famous hamburger in 1919. Some sort of misstep when he was touring a meat packing factory...

Danger I believe it's an American tradition that the sitting President be served his predecessor in hamburger form 1.) For it's nutritional value, and 2.) To gain the former President's memories.

Frank I'd have stuck it in his whore of an aunt. Just sayin.

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