Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image

10 best books like Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image (Harriet Brown): Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?, Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia, The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa, Biting Anorexia: A Firsthand Account of an Internal War, Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression, Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body, Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--And the Myths and Realities of Dieting, Women Who Eat: A New Generation on the Glory of Food, Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image, Best Food Writing 2011

AuthorMarissa Walsh
How often do you find yourself looking in the mirror? And smiling at what you see?
More likely, you're thinking what you see is: Fat, Ugly, Skinny, Round, Stacked or Flat, Bad or Good. From reality television to tabloid headlines, we're all surrounded by weight and discussion of weight. In this collection,...
Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia
AuthorKate M. Taylor
Here, collected for the first time, 19 writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic's self-enclosed world. Taking up issues including depression, genetics, sexuality, sports, religion, fashion and family, these essays examine...
The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa
AuthorHilde Bruch
First published more than twenty years ago, with almost 150,000 copies sold, The Golden Cage is still the classic book on anorexia nervosa, for patients, parents, mental health trainees, and senior therapists alike. Writing in direct, jargon-free style, often quoting her patients' descriptions...
Biting Anorexia: A Firsthand Account of an Internal War
AuthorLucy Howard-Taylor
My name is Lucy. I am in recovery from anorexia nervosa and major depression, each of which almost killed me.

So begins Biting Anorexia, an extraordinary account of a teenage girl's descent into the tortured existence of anorexia and her arduous, remarkable recovery. Much of this unflinchingly...
AuthorJana Evans Braziel
Since World War II, when the diet and fitness industries promoted mass obsession with weight and body shape, fat has been a dirty word. In the United States, fat is seen as repulsive, funny, ugly, unclean, obscene, and above all as something to lose. Bodies Out of Bounds challenges these dominant perceptions...
Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body
AuthorKate Harding
From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say.

When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere,"...
Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
AuthorGina Kolata
In this eye-opening book, "New York Times" science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals.

"Rethinking Thin" is at once an account of the place...
AuthorLeslie Miller
Move over, Betty Crocker. Women are reclaiming their pots and pans, but it's a new era in the kitchen. Today’s generation of women is putting a fresh spin on the "joy of cooking" — and eating and entertaining. Women both in and out of the culinary profession share their stories about the many ways food...
AuthorOphira Edut
Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws.
The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In...
Best Food Writing 2011
AuthorHolly Hughes
Food writing has exploded in the past decade; nowhere else is it as easy and enjoyable to catch the trends, big stories, and upcoming stars than in the annual Best Food Writing collection. From molecular gastronomy to the omnivore’s dilemma, from meat-free to wheat-free to everything goes, there’s...
AuthorHonor Moore
THE WOMEN S MOVEMENT OF THE 1960s 70s AND 80s generated an extraordinary outpouring of poetry that captured an age of expectancy of defiant purpose and exuberant exploration Here brought together for the first time are the poems that gave voice to a revolution including works by Sylvia Plath Adrienne...
Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings
AuthorColleen Curran
Anyone who is intimated by the prospect of planning a wedding will laugh out loud and take solace in Altared. In this unexpected, heartwarming, thought-provoking collection, more than two dozen of our most perceptive and entertaining writers offer a wide range of takes on the modern wedding. It's...
AuthorKaren Green
In the last decade, there has been an explosion in the production of zines.

On the forefront of this cut-and-paste revolution have been those zines made specifically by and for young women. The words and images that have come to define many young women's lives have long been overlooked and under...
AuthorMelissa de la Cruz
A celebration of the most important relationship in a straight girl’s life—her gay best friend.

Thanks to iconic duos such as Sex and the City’s Carrie and Stanford and the title characters of Will & Grace, the love affair between straight women and gay men has moved into the mainstream....
Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers
AuthorNancy Amanda Redd
"You’d think a Miss America swimsuit winner would feel completely confident about her body, right? Not always! So I decided to write the book I wish I’d had as a teen and in college—an honest, funny, practical, medically accurate, totally reassuring guide to how women’s bodies actually look,...
It's So You: 35 Women Write about Personal Expression Through Fashion & Style
AuthorMichelle Tea
It's So You explores the intersection between personal style and personal expression through lively personal essays by thirty-five top women writers—including two artists. In a culture that uses oppressive beauty standards to influence and determine what’s hot, how do women manage to find...
Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness
AuthorDiane Mapes
Are single women happy individualists? Neurotic man-hunters? Crazed cat ladies? Are they confused, or content? Bitter, or better off?

No one seems to know. The popular media gives us shoe shopaholics, ditzy desperados, wannabe brides forever making cow eyes at The Bachelor. But what do...
Red: The Next Generation of American Writers--Teenage Girls--On What Fires Up Their Lives Today
AuthorAmy Goldwasser
A vivid portrait of what it means to be a teenage girl in America today, from 58 of the country's finest, most credentialed writers on the subject

If you're a teenage girl today, you live your life in words-in text and instant messages, on blogs and social network pages. It's how you conduct your...
Solitaire: The Compelling Story of a Young Woman Growing up in America and Her Triumph over Anorexia
AuthorAimee Liu
I first read this book, about the author's struggles with (and apparently spontaneous recovery from) anorexia many years ago. I can clearly remember the circumstances in which I read it. I was in training at a military base in Texas, eating as little as possible and running the six mile perimeter every...
Alice in the Looking Glass: A Mother and Daughter's Experience of Anorexia
AuthorJo Kingsley
I'm probably more obsessed with ED books than is healthy, but it's so reassuring to read other people's experiences that are similar to my own. This book was absolutely fantastic - not only did it help me see that I'm not alone or abnormal, but I was also able to read a mother's point of view on the experience....
Am I Thin Enough Yet?: The Cult of Thinness and the Commercialization of Identity
AuthorSharlene Hesse-Biber
Whether they are rich or poor, tall or short, liberal or conservative, most young American women have one thing in common--they want to be thin. And they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to get that way, even to the point of starving themselves. Why are America's women so preoccupied with weight?...
Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body
AuthorSusan Bordo
"Unbearable Weight is brilliant. From an immensely knowledgeable feminist perspective, in engaging, jargonless (!) prose, Bordo analyzes a whole range of issues connected to the body—weight and weight loss, exercise, media images, movies, advertising, anorexia and bulimia, and much more—in...
The Bastard on the Couch: 27 Men Try Really Hard to Explain Their Feelings About Love, Loss, Fatherhood, and Freedom
AuthorDaniel Jones
The husband of The Bitch in the House responds with a collection of original essays in which male writers describe what men desire, need, love, and loathe in their relationships and in the world today.

Cathi Hanauer's bestselling The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude,...
The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoir
AuthorEllie Mathews
A woman, a chicken dinner, a million dollars-and a romp through the heartland of America's competitive cooking culture.

When Ellie Mathews entered her Salsa Couscous Chicken in the venerable Pillsbury Bake-Off, she never imagined she'd win the grand prize. Immediately after Alex Trebek...
Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes
AuthorSharon Lamb
The stars for this book don’t really have to do with the fact that I liked the book. I really disliked reading it, but found the information within compelling enough to recommend reading it.

The authors of this book do a masterful job of showing the twisted path of marketing that molds, manipulates...
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