Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultim by Mark AdamsMr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultim by Mark Adams

Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad…

byMark Adams

Paperback | February 9, 2010

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“A remarkable story. . . . It is to Mark Adams’s great credit that, in Mr. America, he has rescued from obscurity a man whose influence is still felt in this country more than a century after he muscled his way onto the national scene.” —Wall Street Journal

“Hilarious. . . . Delightful. . . . If Macfadden hadn’t existed, we would have had to invent him.” —Washington Post

Mr. America is the fascinating true story of Bernarr Macfadden, a self-made millionaire and founding father of bodybuilding, alternative medicine, and tabloid culture. Madfadden’s impact on popular American culture is everywhere, from yoga to raw food diets to US Weekly, and Mr. America vividly brings to life this charismatic and intriguing character.

Mark Adams is a writer and editor whose work has appeared inGQ,Outside, theNew York Times Magazine,Fortune, andNew York. He lives near New York City with his wife and three sons.
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Title:Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060594764

ISBN - 13:9780060594763

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“Terrific. . . . A briskly paced, fascinating biography. . . . Mr. America reads like the strangest F. Scott Fitzgerald novel never written. . . . An entertaining look at the journey from meat and potatoes to veggies and soy milk.”