The Garden of Eating: Food, Sex, and the Hunger for Meaning
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The Garden of Eating: Food, Sex, and the Hunger for Meaning

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As eating has become increasingly eroticized, politicized, fetishized, and heavily burdened with moral significance, Americans worry more about weight, calories, and cholesterol, as well as environmental, human, and animal exploitation, carcinogens, chemicals, tampering, and more. This wise and witty book urges readers to recognize food guilt appropriately and tells how to...more
Hardcover, 202 pages
Published August 28th 1996 by Pub Overstock Unlimited Inc (first published August 1996)
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As I was reading this book, I began to think, "this used to be an interesting essay that Iggers lengthened into a book." The ideas are fascinating, but as I read on, they seemed very repetetive. Statistics were given, but not explained; examples were repeated; and ideas were not yet fully ripe. It was thought-provoking, but not inspiring.
I would have liked this book a whole lot better if I had read it when it came out. Parts of it have been taken up, and with better results, by subsequent writers. However, a good chunk of it was still relevant and interesting.
a nice overview of things. some ideas were new to me, some ideas were not AS new. a quick/engaging read. (or maybe the topic pulled me in.)
Re-read this book to coincide with Burger King's national promotion of it's Bacon Sundae.
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