Appetites: On The Search For True Nourishment by Geneen RothAppetites: On The Search For True Nourishment by Geneen Roth

Appetites: On The Search For True Nourishment

byGeneen Roth

Paperback | April 1, 1997

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#1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God

Roth speaks of issues that, chauvinism aside, only women can truly understand and identify with. In the past, her books were about food, weight, dieting, and the almost universal obsession that women have with their bodies and self-esteem. Now her canvas of introspection and discussion has expanded: eight chapters examine the nature of women's friendships, the craving to be famous, the longing for safety, and the search for a parallel life (or the perfect fantasy), among other topics. Based on intensely personal experiences, written with intensely emotional and intellectually probing prose, Roth's book pushes far beyond the issue of weight to ask what will make women happy. Her not-so-easy answers, divined from decades of therapy, of experiential beingness, of Buddhist practice, will speak to many.

"Roth tells of her own experiences with a non-blink frankness cushioned by the gracefulness of her prose."—Chicago Tribune

"Just the right mix of confession, sass, and style."—Publishers Weekly
Geneen Roth is a writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in the field of eating disorders. She is the founder of the Breaking Free workshops, which she has conducted nationwide since 1979. She is also the author of Feeding the Hungry Heart, Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, and When Food is L...
Title:Appetites: On The Search For True NourishmentFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0452276799

ISBN - 13:9780452276796

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read-- humorous and truthful I could really relate to this book and I found it very helpful. It's so great to have someone speak your truth
Date published: 2015-01-02

Table of Contents

AppetitesPrologue: The Places We Search

1. The Size of My Body, The Size of My LIfe

2. The Hunger to be Valued

3. Parallel Lives, Part 1: Losing My Hair

4. When Someone Believes in You

5. Women's Friendship: A Conspiracy of Hunger

6. To Have or Have Not: Nourishment and Self-Denial
7. Parallel Lives, Part 2: On Happiness and Joy

8. The Longing for a Safe Place

Epilogue: Seven Rememberances
Acknowledgments

From Our Editors

Geneen Roth's bestselling "When Food Is Love" profoundly explored the relationship between eating and intimacy in women's lives. Now in "Appetites", she takes the themes of longing, self-denial, and nourishment and puts them into the broader context of women's experience

Editorial Reviews

"Roth tells of her own experiences with a non-blink frankness cushioned by the gracefulness of her prose."—Chicago Tribune"Just the right mix of confession, sass, and style."—Publishers WeeklyPraise for When Food is Love“A life-changing book”—Oprah Winfrey“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 clarify 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, coauthor 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.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott in Mademoiselle “Roth’s seminal work. This is a big, beautiful, and important book.”—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, coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom