Book Reviews of Eating Our Hearts Out: Personal Accounts of Women's Relationship to Food

Eating Our Hearts Out: Personal Accounts of Women's Relationship to Food
Eating Our Hearts Out Personal Accounts of Women's Relationship to Food
ISBN-13: 9780895945693
ISBN-10: 089594569X
Publication Date: 3/1993
Pages: 299
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Publisher: Crossing Pr
Book Type: Paperback
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This collection of 92 brief poetry and prose pieces. With few exceptions, these works--many written in the first person--depict a world in which a Ben and Jerry's shop can be a "den of . . . sin" or a "house of worship," but not just a plain old ice cream store.

Many of the works (no distinction is made between fiction and nonfiction) depict dieting, gorging, anorexia and/or bulimia as a way of life; ultimately eating is "all one extended, unsatisfying experience." "Empty" and "full" have little meaning; the standards are victory (e.g., getting a snack on the sly) and defeat (e.g., gorging on that snack).

. . "Women's magazines give us luscious cake recipes for our families and diet tips for ourselves."