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Eat, and Love Yourself

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  1,765 ratings  ·  519 reviews
A story about Mindy, a woman living with an eating disorder who has to learn how to love herself again.

In pursuit of the perfect body, Mindy buys the low-fat diet products and the glossy magazines which promise the secret to losing weight. One night, while perusing the aisles of the neighborhood convenience store for a midnight snack, she finds a new product. A chocolate b
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 21st 2020 by BOOM! Box
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this all in one sitting and completely devoured it. I related SO hard to the main character's struggles with body positivity and I am just so glad that this comic exists. I will say, if you're at all sensitive to or triggered by disordered eating and/or purging, this is one that I would probably tread with caution on because it does go pretty into detail on both of those topics. ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I don't even know how to put into words just how much this graphic novel meant to me. A story about eating disorders and body dysmorphia, two things I can relate far too well to, written so thoughtfully by someone who has lived it and understands it — all of that, combined with an absolutely beautiful art style and color palette, and a sweet, hopeful storyline — I can't say enough how much I adored this. I was an absolute sobbing wreck by the end because I felt so damn seen and I didn't know how ...more
This book isn't what I was expecting. But that's okay. Not every book has to be what I'm expecting. It's about a 27-year-old woman named Mindy who is chubby and has low self-esteem because of it. Even though men seem to like her, she has friends, and she supports herself, her parents scarred her and she can't escape her past.

Her dad said cruel things about her and her weight, her mom isn't much better, telling Mindy "those clothes aren't meant for women like us," and giving her passive-aggressiv
Layla (Between the Lines)
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
TW: Depression, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders

Here we are. I picked up this book right after I picked up a milkshake for myself, a mere 5 minutes after my mother made a comment about me needing to exercise during this self-isolation period. I waited until she left the house before I sneakily ordered food to the front door. I didn't even realize what I was doing or why I was doing it until I saw Mindy doing the exact same thing: turning to food for comfort, but then punishing herself
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I ended up loving this one! For someone who struggles a lot regarding eating and being someone who is able to relate with what the main character has with her family and close friends. I can totally understand the process she has to go through. The urge to snack instead of having an actual meal. The urge to have something sweet in particular or some particular snacks. Those who cannot relate to this might see it as something really easy to give up and might ask why it is such a big deal. Just pi ...more
MissBecka Gee
A bit rushed and disjointed at times; made it difficult to get into.
I get what she was trying to do here, just didn't work for me.
Positive note:
The art is AMAZING and a large portion of my rating is just for the illustrations.
Thanks to NetGalley & BOOM! Studios for my DRC.
Briar's Reviews
Eat, and Love Yourself is a lovely body positivity graphic novel.

Mindy doesn't see herself in a positive light. She sees herself as her weight, and takes offense when other people point out it. She tracks it constantly yet over eats a lot of chocolate bars. A lot of her food issues seem to stem from her childhood and various issues she's had over the years. Chocolate bars have become her fix to help reduce her anxiety.

This story shows how Mindy developed over the years and how she learned to cop
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is a beautiful reminder that YOU are the most important person for YOU. We all need to be loved without conditions, without judgements, but we don't love ourselves like that. At all. It's hard to love ourselves unconditionally when there's negative reinforcement all around us (negative comments, pictures in magazines...).

Eat, and Love Yourself is a chocolate bar that Mindy discovers while shopping for food. In eating it, she rediscovers periods of her life that shaped her eating disord
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mindy is in her mid-twenties with a poor self-image and an eating disorder. She discovers an artisan chocolate bar that allows her to revisit her childhood whenever she takes a bite. As she takes a new look at her past, she begins to see her issues and how they have affected her. I didn't feel like the story had enough of a resolution to it. The art is cartoony with some swagger to it and nice bright colors.

Received a review copy from Boom and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way inf
Autumn Byrd
ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchanged for an honest review.

This review is being published on the release date (April 21st, 2020)

Content/Trigger Warnings: Fat shaming/fat phobia, body dsymorphia, bulimia, eating disorders, depression, minor anxiety

Dearest friends, let me start by saying that there will be many pieces in this review where I am speaking from my own experiences of eating disorders, body dsymorphia, and disordered eating, and that I strongly urge anyone who picks this graphi
Thank you to Netgalley and Boom! Box Paperbacks for providing me an e-arc of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review.

The publish date is April, 21, 2020. I highly recommend picking this up based upon the artwork alone, as it is absolutely gorgeous.

Our main character, Mindy, in my opinion is 100% adorable from her long and thick blue hair to her oversized glasses and curvaceous figure. But, as we all know it isn’t often that we see our own true beauty as others see us. We are our ow
Julia Sapphire
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
tw: eating disorders, body dysphoria, purging

more of a 3.75**
Skye Kilaen
I really enjoyed this graphic novel about a twenty-something woman struggling with an eating disorder and body dysmorphia who finds a magical candy bar that can take her back to observe key moment in her life. It's a contemporary story with just that one touch of magic that allows the main character to look at her past while she's struggling with her present, and take what she needs from each of the moments she visits in order to move forward with more hope.

To me it felt quiet and contemplative
Alexander Peterhans
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A moving modern day fantasy about a girl who has problematic views towards food and her own body.

Mindy is in her late twenties, works in a coffeeshop and basically hates her body. She can't stop herself eating when she's depressed (which is a lot, these days) and then bringing it back up.

It doesn't help that her best friend isn't being supportive, and it also doesn't help that she acccidentally repels the boy she's interested in because of her lack of confidence.

Then she picks up an artisan bar
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*Special thanks to Boom! Box for letting me read an advanced copy of Eat, and Love Yourself in exchange for an honest review.
**Content warning for discussion of eating disorders, body hatred, and fat phobia.

Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo is a 164 page graphic novel published by Boom! Box and funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The graphic novel follows the life of the protagonist, Mindy, who struggles with her self-esteem due to her weight and eating habits.

Personally, as so
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

3 stars

Trigger warnings: body dysmorphia, depression, eating disorder (bingeing and purging), fat-shaming.

Unfortunately, this book was not for me.

Disordered eating is a matter close to my heart as it is something I have struggled with for a few years, so I thought I would really connect to this story as it deals with hurdles I have faced. However, I was not able to emotionally connect to the main character despite see
♡ jules ♡
Thank you Netgalley and BOOM! Studios for the ARC.

Well, I didn't need my heart anyway.
This story will impact so many people and I'm really grateful to have read this.

Mindy is a 27 year old girl struggling with an eating disorder and body dysmorphia. I don't suffer from neither things so my voice comes just from an outside point of view, but I had experiences with not loving my body, with feeling like nobody would ever love it and accept it, so it totally touched my heart. I can say the author to
Mindy has an eating disorder, but she is so used to it she can not see what is going on. She over eats, she throws up and moves on. She sees herself as fat, while those around her don't see that.

And this goes on until she takes a bite of a magic candy bar which sends her back to her childhood, when this issue started. How she tried therapy, how she thought having a boyfriend might change things, all the horrid things that happen in high school.

Nicely done story. Often eating disorders are hidden
May 29, 2020 rated it liked it
The full review with pictures can be found at

Eat, and Love Yourself is a graphic novel about a young woman, Mindy. Mindy suffers from bulimia and body dysmorphic disorder.

She's an objectively full figured gal who is actually drawn as such.

This alone was refreshing to see in a book like this. I can actually see in the way she dresses and holds herself how she feels about her body and I can see that her body is different than those around her.

All too oft
A graphic novel from the PoV of a young woman with an eating disorder as she finds a magical chocolate bar (called "Eat, and Love Yourself") that makes relive some of the moments in her past that defined the negative relationship she has with herself and her body: her well-meaning but insensitive parents, their expectations, the bullying at the hand of her classmates, the many fatphobic comments masked as concern for her health, or concern for her future and relationships in general.
It's emotion
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mindy has an eating disorder, and she struggles daily with the barrage of external and internal messages about how she should be.
I liked this story. Mindy has struggled for years, spiralling downwards, hating herself, and by looking back over particular events in her life, she is able to gain some perspective, and a the story ends with some hope that Mindy might begin to address some issues.
Ana Ramos
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
OMG the illustrations were just...
A cute quick read that it really makes you reevaluate your perspective about the world. I related to Mindy more than what i would like to admit.

Thank you to Net Galley and BOOM! Studios for providing me with a free digital version of this graphic novel in exchange for my honest review.
Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a really powerful story about a girl who deals with body dysmorphia and an eating disorder. But it’s also about her relationship with herself and those around her. It’s about self-love and how you allow others to treat you even when they think they have your best interest at heart.
I was very moved throughout the story and felt a deep connection to the main character. It’s a thousand percent worth the read and the beautiful and colorful artwork makes it all the more pleasant.
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am incredibly grateful to the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this graphic novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is currently set to be published in April 2020

4.5 stars

Eat, and Love Yourself is a story about Mindy, a young woman living with body dysmorphia (and as a result struggling with a number of self-esteem issues/eating disorders), who comes across a magic chocolate bar that enables her to relive experiences from her youth.

Oh my lordy, this is a b
Greyson | Use Your Words
Content Warnings: Depression, Bulimia, Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorders & a hell of a lot of fatphobia.

First off I want to say that this graphic novel is beautiful, not just in it's message but also in it's artwork.

I was in awe looking at every page.

I think the story is a very good representation of what it's like to navigate this world while fat and how that can affect a person. But this is very triggering. As someone who has experience with disordered eating but has it pretty under control,
chloe ♡
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. all opinions below are my own.

this graphic novel, with its adorable, brightly colored art, unique storytelling, and important message about self love and body positivity, is so freaking perfect!!! ♥ full review to come.
Neide Gomes
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars!

"I don't want to be afraid of you anymore. I don't want to be afraid of me. I see how hard you've tried in the face of everything. I know how difficult it's been. And... I love you. I want to break the cycle. For me. And I'm going to be okay. I'm going to be great."

This book contains: coffee shops, magic chocolate bars, hurtful friends, cute cats, old crushed and eating disorders.

This book really hit home.
As someone who has struggled with being overweight most of my life, this book tou
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
thank you thank you thank you Netgalley and Boom! Box for providing me an eARC of this in exchange for an honest review.
trigger warning: bulimia, body dysmorphia, depression

In this graphic novel, Mindy ends up buying a chocolate bar called "Eat, and Love Yourself", that helps her to analyse past experiences and through that, she learns how to love her body the way it is.

This was a very powerful and emotional read for me. It's real and raw and beautiful. I can relate to our main character on man
Dini - dinipandareads
I got extremely excited when I saw this cover and read the synopsis. The comic covers an extremely important topic that is such a personal issue for so many people who have struggled with their weight, and loving and accepting themselves. So I'm pretty sad to say that the story gave me pretty mixed feelings and that ending was especially disappointing because it was so abrupt. I checked to see if this was a series but I couldn't find any information on it. I'm kind of hoping that Mindy's journey ...more
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Sweeney is a comic artist and illustrator living in Montreal, Canada.
She grew up in the southwest of France, where she studied graphic design and listened to really loud rock music. She started working as a comic letterer and colorist for french publishers right after graduation, while pursuing her dream of being a comic artist. In 2015 she made the decision to move to Canada. One short year after

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