Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment by Margaret Bullitt-jonasHoly Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment by Margaret Bullitt-jonas

Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment

byMargaret Bullitt-jonas

Paperback | April 14, 2000

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"A worthwhile tale about true nourishment that comes not from [eating] but from engaging on a spiritual path." --Los Angeles Times

In this wrenchingly honest, eloquent memoir, Bullitt-Jonas describes a childhood darkened by the repressive shadows of her alcoholic father and her emotionally reclusive mother, whose demands for excellence, poise, and self-control drove Bullitt-Jonas to develop an insatiable hunger.

What began with pilfering extra slices of bread at her parents' dinner table turned into binges with cream pies and pancakes, sometimes gaining as much as eleven pounds in four days. When the family urged her father into treatment, the author recognized her own addiction and embarked on the path to recovery by discovering the spiritual hunger beneath her craving for food. Holy Hunger is a brave and perceptive account of compulsion and the healing process.
Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal Priest and lives in Boston, Massachussets.
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Title:Holy Hunger: A Woman's Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual FulfillmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.02 × 5.22 × 0.56 inPublished:April 14, 2000Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375700870

ISBN - 13:9780375700873

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This memoir from Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an honest and eloquent account of a childhood overshadowed by an alcoholic father and emotionally reclusive mother, whose demands for excellence and self-control drove the author to develop an insatiable hunger. Holy Hunger, A Woman`s Journey from Food Addiction to Spiritual Fulfillment, is an insightful self-examination with a minimum of blame. When her father went into treatment for his alcoholism, Bullitt-Jonas recognized her own addiction and found the key to recovery lay in the spiritual hunger beneath her craving food. 

Editorial Reviews

"A refreshing change from the stale blame game of so many memoirs.... [Holy Hunger] offers an example of self-examination that is indeed insightful and instructive." --The New York Times Book Review

"A thought-provoking account of the role of faith in healing." --Jill Ker Conway, author of True North