For the emotional dieter, the yo-yo dieter, or the overeater, this is the worst possible book you could read. It totally depresses you.
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.
I really enjoyed this book and read it very fast, couldnt put it down! very insightful on food addiction and binging
"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
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.
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.
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!
An excellent memoir of a young woman's lifelong battle with eating disorders and depression.
Excellent book detailing an often overlooked eating disorder. However, Lerner doesn't seem to really reveal and/or discover what was behind her problem.
interesting book about a woman who has an eating disorder.
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.