Book Reviews of Food and Loathing: A Lament

Food and Loathing: A Lament
Food and Loathing A Lament
Author: Betsy Lerner
ISBN-13: 9780743221832
ISBN-10: 0743221834
Publication Date: 1/28/2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Food and Loathing: A Lament on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
For the emotional dieter, the yo-yo dieter, or the overeater, this is the worst possible book you could read. It totally depresses you.
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Helpful Score: 1
Memoir chronicling depression, binge eating, success at school and work, and difficulties with family. Betsy Lerner is smart, funny, and observant. Now that I've read her book, I would love to have a cup of coffee with her.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book and read it very fast, couldnt put it down! very insightful on food addiction and binging
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"FOOD AND LOATHING is a favorite meal to be savored--although it's hard not to gobble it up at one sitting. Betsy Lerner writes about her struggles with extra pounds and depression with humor and sensitivity. As a writer, she's at her fighting weight on every page. " ALICE ELLIOTT DARK, author
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I read this in two days....a quick and interesting, if not always pleasant read. Betsy shares very personal stuff. I hope she is doing as well now as she seemed to be at the end of the book.
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This was a pretty good read once I got into it and she got into the loony bin. Interesting on how she dealt with her food issue and the way it was thought of back then.
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Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Wasn't as good, either. However, my thoughts on my own weight fluctuations are that if people don't like how I look, they damn sure don't have to look at me...I have a hard time reconciling this societal need to use "addictions" as anything other than personal choices we as individuals choose to make. I like to eat, I eat -I don't like to exercise, I don't do it much. Therefore, at times in my life, I will be overweight.
Rotfl...I am probably the only member on PBS who will make the review section all about me....lol
Ahhhh, well. Read the book!
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An excellent memoir of a young woman's lifelong battle with eating disorders and depression.
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Excellent book detailing an often overlooked eating disorder. However, Lerner doesn't seem to really reveal and/or discover what was behind her problem.
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interesting book about a woman who has an eating disorder.
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disappointing if you want to learn about food and how people think about food as a society. It is merely a memoir and a whiny one at that. ALthough I do agree that her shrink should be dis-whatever they do to undo a shrink.