3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Shines a Compassionate Light on a Stigmatized Problem,
This review is from: Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating (Paperback)
I saw that some reviewers criticized this book for not providing a way out of the problem. Yes, it's just a description, but what a description! Roth is an eloquent and moving writer.
Before "Feeding the Hungry Heart" was published in 1982, no one talked about compulsive eating. It was a taboo topic, shrouded in shame. "Feeding the Hungry Heart" shined a light in an area where there had been no light. Its compassionate perspective helps others with the problem feel more compassionate towards themselves.
This book may not supply all the answers, but having compassion towards yourself is a crucial first step towards recovery from compulsive eating, and often the hardest.
Author of "Normal Eating for Normal Weight"