A Very Hungry Girl

A Very Hungry Girl

by Jessica Weiner
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A Very Hungry Girl by Jessica Weiner

A Very Hungry Girl chronicles the journey of Jessica Weiner, who spent most of her life hungering to be someone else. She was so desperate to be accepted and valued that she spiraled into an eating disorder, experiencing the attendant lack of self-esteem that rules-and almost ruined-her life. This compelling book relates Jessica's very personal story, and also captures her unique persona as she travels the country as a performer and motivational speaker listening to thousands of other people's stories. Through her work, Jessica has become the voice of her generation and speaks with a relatable and realistic point of view. Jessica's work has received national attention by The Washington Post, CNN, MTV and Teen People Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401932077
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,133,676
File size: 916 KB

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A Very Hungry Girl 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to get through, felt like I was reading an infomercial, though self indulgent author is very impersonal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished it in one night. (and I NEVER do that) I bought 4 copies for my girlfriends and my mom. I think it is funny and heartfelt and right on the money. She speaks about my life and my struggles and I am so happy she is out there!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author of this book seems more concerned with promoting herself as a motivational speaker than she does with helping young girls. I bet she wasn't even ever a victim of eating disorders but just made all of this up so that she could profit off of it and get on Oprah Winfrey.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! This book was the number one thing that pulled me out of depression. I can't say enough about her talent to convey and explore teenager's emotions! She came and talked at a local school also. It's not just about depression and eating disorders... she writes about dealing with the everyday life! Every teen and young adult should read this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Weiner has written a book that will affect young and old with its straight talk and helpful hints for survival under difficult circumstances. She evidently had a difficult time growing up and has worked on self improvement and expresses herself with great clarity. I believe this would be a practical and educational gift for anyone interested in self help. Bravo, Jessica!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Weiner's book transcends popular discussion on self esteem and eating disorders. Her ability to develop tools that assist young women today with various expereinces is key. This is one of the first books to addres topics of our generation, it's hightlights the importance of the most recent focus on the motivated young women. In three words: informative, interesting, inspirational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me a as a gift and it certainly is! Thank you for writing down your truth. Thank you for being brave. It doesn't tell you answers - it shows you options. I wish you nothing but the best. You will no doubt change many lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you Jessica. You have not only opened my eyes, you have given me a valuable tool to offer to others who I know can benefit from reading your gutsy book. Christmas shopping is going to be less of a chore this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author wrote this book in such a way so that immediately I felt like she was my friend. I identified with everything she has gone through and found myself eager to share more of her life. Even better, what she revealed was both fascinating and inspirational, constantly prompting me to re-evaluate my own self-image and choices. I recommend this book to any woman under 40.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Weiner has written from the heart, but the book should hit teachers, counselors, and concerned parents between the eyes. You will never look at young people in quite the same way after reading this story of insight and the courage to live by it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I was drawn in after 5 pages. I picked it up from the shelf and started reading. Well, I sat down in a chair and before I knew it an hour had passed and I was at the counter buying it. I felt like I could relate on all the levels of insecurity and not being what society demands we look like and all the struggles that go with body image. I saw Jessica Weiner on Good Morning America and thought she seemed wise beyond her years, so that is why I looked for the book in the first place. I have a niece that is 12 and I plan on sharing it with her, this might get her discussing issues that are on the forefront of all preteens and teens. I think this could help everyone from young to old. Plus I think today, the pressures on everyone today not just the young ones are crazy. Excepting yourself is the real basis of being able to except others and if we need anything in this world, it would be acceptance. Also, this is very well written, very relatable and when I finished the book I was smiling and felt like I had done something good for myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jessica Weiner's new book 'A Very Hungry Girl' is the culmination of her many insightful contacts with young people from junior high through college age. Although she is only 28, her professional life seems to have been one of continuous engagement with issues facing our children. She has dialogued with hundreds of thousands of people through her issue oriented acting company 'Act Out', and though the many high school and college speaking engagements she has undertaken over the last 10 years. She seems to have made a difference in the lives of many individuals burdened with the devils of eating disorders, drugs and body image issues. Her ability to relate to them is enhanced by having dealt with some of these issues herself. I highly recommend this book to parents who have young children and to share this book with them. When I first picked up this book I was not expecting much in writing capability. I was pleased to discover that her writing is clear and entertaining...not dull at all. It is a quick read for parents and an interesting one for teenagers all of whom are coming to grips with peer pressure, external advertising, and body image. Since reading the book, I have visited her interesting website at www.jessicaweiner.com. She is a charismatic person with an uncanny ability to be herself and to relate honestly to people - even in the fantasy land of LA. Check it out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found A Very Hungry Girl by Jessica Weiner a very easy and enjoyable read. The stories are truthful, inspiring and helpful. They opened my eyes to others feelings that seem so like my own. Often, as women, we feel all alone. Jessica Weiner's book helped me to share with others my thoughts and emotions. Rock on sister, we need each other and more people like you who tell it like it is with humor and directness. I have recommended this book to others and will continue to encourage as many women betwen the ages of 12 and 90 to read it.