Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment

Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment

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by Geneen Roth
     
 

Geneen Roth's When Food Is Love profoundly explored the relationship between eating and intimacy in women's lives. Her rejection of convention in dieting practices has motivated hundreds of thousands of women to think more deeply about, and alter their relationship to, eating and food. When Food Is Love became a bestseller - but in the wake of that success, Roth found… See more details below

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Geneen Roth's When Food Is Love profoundly explored the relationship between eating and intimacy in women's lives. Her rejection of convention in dieting practices has motivated hundreds of thousands of women to think more deeply about, and alter their relationship to, eating and food. When Food Is Love became a bestseller - but in the wake of that success, Roth found herself in an unexpected position: she descended into a long illness, losing what she thought she could never live without - her health, her hair, and even her best friend. In Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment, Geneen Roth explores, with great insight and clarity, the process of questioning what was at the core of her own life, her ultimate return to good health, and the new and unexpected ways she found to nourish herself and those she has loved and worked with. Over the course of this journey, Roth looked deeply into women's friendships and what happens when they change; the longing for success and affirmation for one's work; the conflicting emotions a woman can have when she considers whether or not to have a child; the longing for a safe place to live and build toward the future. She writes, "Appetites is the story of friends and women with whom I've worked as they've questioned the meaning of success, thinness, friendship, and fulfillment ... Why, I asked myself, is an embarrassment of riches embarrassing? Why do most women feel they will lose friends as they lose weight? ... What feels good about feeling bad? And where do we turn for nourishment when it's not in the places we thought it would be?"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788157745
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Places We Search1
1The Size of My Body, The Size of My Life11
2The Hunger to Be Valued49
3Parallel Lives, Part 1: Losing My Hair77
4When Someone Believes in You105
5Women's Friendships: A Conspiracy of Hunger135
6To Have or Have Not: Nourishment and Self-Denial159
7Parallel Lives, Part 2: On Happiness and Joy183
8The Longing For a Safe Place207
Epilogue: Seven Remembrances239
Acknowledgments243

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