When Food Is Love

When Food Is Love

Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781440674457
  • 224 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

“A life-changing book.” — Oprah

In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy. Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround emotional eating: need for control, dependency on melodrama, desire for what is forbidden, and the belief that one wrong move can mean catastrophe. She shows why many people overeat in an attempt to satisfy their emotional hunger, and why weight loss frequently just uncovers a new set of problems. But her welcome message is that change is possible. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers—physical and emotional—that make us human.

When Food Is Love

When Food Is Love

Geneen Roth

Praise

“A life-changing book.”
—Oprah

“A rare and special book that touches our inner selves with extraordinary courage, authenticity, and beauty. I have seen very few books with this kind of clarity and human depth. It will move you to tears and to joy. It will entertain and delight you, and it will make you a deeper and more compassionate human being.”
—John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America

“SPECTACULAR! I laughed and I cried. . . a tender and daring book that you’ll never forget.”
—Laura Davis, co-author of The Courage to Heal

“I SEE MIRACLES IN MY LIFE EVERY DAY, AND ROTH IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED MAKE THAT HAPPEN.”
—Anne Lamott in Mademoiselle

“When Food is Love is Roth’s seminal work. This is a big, beautiful, and important book. I cannot say enough about it. I hope everyone reads it.”
—Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones

“She tells of her own experiences with a non-blink frankness cushioned by the gracefulness of her prose.”
Chicago Tribune

“This book is A) good enough to eat, B) nourishing to the heart.”
—Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher, co-author of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1. When Food Is Love
Chapter 2. Being In and Out of Control
Chapter 3. The Comfort of Suffering
Chapter 4. Wanting What Is Forbidden
Chapter 5. The One-Wrong-Move Syndrome
Chapter 6. Grieving for the Lost Years
Chapter 7. Being a Victim, Being Powerful
Chapter 8. Being Strong in the Broken Places
Chapter 9. When Love Is Love

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