This is how Geneen Roth remembers her time as an emotional overeater and self-starver. After years of struggle, Roth finally broke free from the destructive cycle of binging and purging. In the two decades since her triumph, she has gone on to help tens of thousands of others do the same through her lectures, workshops, and retreats. Those she has met during this time have shared stories that are both heartrending and inspiring, which Roth has gathered for this unique book.
Reviewer: C. L Wilson (Elmhurst, Illinois United States) - See all my reviews
The best book I've yet read on compulsive eating. One line touched me to the core. Do I eat to mother myself because I never got any; to nurture myself? Maybe that's why I need a dog, someone who I feel loves me totally and completely as me, not as a daughter or a wife? But this book also showed some very sick people in regards to food, some very bad binges and sneak eating. My life and thought do tend to revolve around food - buying it, cooking it, eating it. The writing is excellent. Roth should really write a novel or something more demanding. She can write well. I do wonder if the writing of other women was not polished up by her.
Wonderfully Written, August 11, 2005
Reviewer: M. Hall "Melyssa" (Ohio)
This was a great book. As a person battling with an eating disorder, it was so nice to know that I'm not alone; the stories from the ladies in the book were so true to my own life. It really has helped me recognize the patterns for binge eating as well as try to redirect my "hunger" in the areas that are truly hungry instead of turning to food. GET THIS BOOK!