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A H. reviewed Losing Your Pounds of Pain: Breaking the Link Between Abuse, Stress, and Overeating on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Must-read for anyone deciding to lose weight; dieting; or who has hit a weight-plateau. This is not a diet book - what it is is a book that delves into the WHY you're overweight/overeat and offers means to heal those issues so that you can be healthy and happy.
I didn't like the sense that the author was advocating a position of making yourself feel as though you are better than everyone else (p. 29-30 "Even though your parent or other adult perpetrator acted irresponsibly toward you, it's important to view them as 'sick'...better to pity that person than to hate them."). This just creates a power differential; I don't see how the views represented in this book could help anyone to lose weight. I understand some of the points she makes, but I think she did a very bad job of getting her point across in an appropriate way.