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When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

by Geneen Roth

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Essential reading for anyone with weight/eating concerns and for all parents.

This is a thoughtful examination of the significance of eating, aside from the nutritional aspects. Powerful, life changing book. ( )
  rmyoung | Oct 15, 2009 |
This is the fourth book ( Feeding the Hungry Heart, etc.) generated by the seminars Roth conducts at her Berkeley, Calif., home for people who believe that if they were thin, they would be happy. But the author makes clear that losing weight doesn't automatically gain one success, respect and love. Roth's personal story and those of her clients as related here exemplify the need to discover why the overweight are addicted to food. Citing her own deprived childhood, the author demonstrates that gluttons seek the reliable comforts of eating instead of closeness with humans who might become abusive (like her mother) or vanish (like her father). Those bent on self-improvement will find that the book merely repeats well-known principles in a melodramatic fashion. Publishers Weekly ( )
  LTW | Sep 3, 2006 |
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LATE FRAGMENT

And did you get what

you wanted from life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself

beloved on the earth.

---Raymond Carter
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An examination of the link between eating disorders and the need for intimacy explains how eating disorders sabotage intimate relationships and why many people overeat to satisfy their emotional hunger

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