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Eating Our Hearts Out: Personal Accounts of Women's Relationship to Food

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The author of Fat Chance and SomeBody to Love: A Guide to Loving the Body You Have presents 92 personal accounts by women of all ages and walks of life, who tell stories of their past and present problems with food, their childhood traumas, how their lives have been affected, and their visions of the future.
Paperback, 299 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Crossing Press
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Apr 02, 2015 Selkie rated it really liked it
This book contains stories & poems written in a variety of styles (including poetry) about all eating disorders from anorexia to obesity, to just food obsession in general.

All women would find something to associate with by reading this. It might even inspire you to write your own
Aug 10, 2015 Billie rated it liked it
A thought provoking collection of essays and poems that deal with the relationship of women and food. Newman was gathered a great variety of authors who are brave enough and honest enough to share their stories and struggles.
Ugh, I'm so disappointed by this collection that I'm quitting on page 81. One, like way too many compilations of this type, the quality of writing is hit-or-miss (all of the poems=MISS). Two, although I guess I could have surmised as much from the cover photo, I felt that it was overly focused on women's *negative* relationship to food, specifically on eating disorders. That's a part of the issue, sure, but essay after essay on eating disorders ended up feeling a little redundant.
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Lesléa Newman (born 1955, Brooklyn, NY) is the author of over 50 books including Heather Has Two Mommies, A Letter To Harvey Milk, Writing From The Heart, In Every Laugh a Tear, The Femme Mystique, Still Life with Buddy, Fat Chance and Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear.
She has received many literary awards including Poetry Fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Foundation and th
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