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Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing Hardcover – September 17, 2009
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"I laughed my way through Eat Your Feelings. She has the perfect recipe to cheer you up—no matter what life throws at you."—Every Day with Rachael Ray
"They say the cure for loneliness is laughter... and food. Well, here it is in one hilarious, delicious package."—Christian Lander, New York Times bestselling author of Stuff White People Like
"[It] fills my heart with joy."—The Book Bench, The New Yorker
"Recipes for the confidence-intolerant."—Vanity Fair
"Priceless. For anyone in danger of OD'ing on the profusion of romance... this is the perfect antidote."—Epicurious.com --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
The recipes are all simple ones (comfort food type recipes) but it's the way she writes the directions that are hilarious. Here is what some of the recipes are called...Best Friend is a Total Bitch Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Sky High Banana Cream Pie Because You are Dating a Married Guy, Jalapeno Poppers for When Your Only Friends are People You Met in a Chat Room, etc.
So, yes you can use the recipes if you delete a few of the obvious wrong item in the recipe, but the book is more for the humor than the recipe. Be prepared to laugh til you cry!
I was reading it in bed one night, and I was laughing out loud it was so funny. My Husband turned over and started to read over my shoulder, pretty soon he was laughing out loud too. He then snatched the book right out of my hands, and started to read out loud all while laughing (I could not understand a word he was trying to say). He then stole the book from me, until he read it from cover to cover....
So I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a snarky sense of humor, just hide it from people until you are done with it, if you want to finish the book!
But it's hilariously funny, especially for those bad days that everybody has occasionally. If you're looking for low calorie or nutritionally balanced, steer clear of this book. But if you're looking for some laughs along with your recipes, this is the book for you.
I had been looking forward to this book but it was not what I expected. I knew it would be humorous but I thought it would have funny stories or anecdotes followed by some recipes. And I hoped the recipes would be more appealing; something I'd actually want to make. More specifically, I thought it might be something like The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner) which has humor but also some pretty yummy sounding recipes (at least if you like chocolate, sweet and salty foods with a high fat content!). And I thought the humor would be separate from the recipes, rather than a part of the recipe instructions.
So what do you get with this book? A number of recipes, the title of which indicate the particular disturbing life event or condition, such as "Gravy Cheese Fries for a Big Fat Fatty," "Caught Mom and Dad in the Act Tater Tot Casserole," "Unwanted Pregnancy Kielbasa and Sauerkraut," and "Reluctant Breadwinner's Quiche for Resentful Wives of Stay-at-Home Dad.Read more ›
Many, though not all, of the recipes in here are actually workable, although a lot of them are Sandra Lee-esque and probably not very appetizing when actually tried out. For a serious cookbook, that would be a major fault, but it's really beside the point when you're dealing with this kind of thing, because it's really more about the narratives woven into the recipes. The stories find humor in some impressively dark situations, going for Refuge In Audacity in many cases ranging from relatively mild (catching your parents having sex, office mortification, school politics) to "what the hell was the author thinking" (birthdays on 9/11, alopecia, murder). The book is unrelentingly cynical and evil, and as a result is just plain hilarious (especially if you actually identify with some of the situations in here).
This is not the sort of book that would appeal to everyone. You really have to be willing to identify with the situations in this book and have a sense of humor about it, and if you can identify with the more tragic parts, you have to be far enough along in your recovery that you can laugh at the mixture of trauma and absurdity. It is not a book for gift-giving; it's something you would buy for yourself for a private laugh or two, or three, or eighty. (Okay, well, if you know the receiver is a 4chan aficionado, it's good for them. But not otherwise.) You might call it an exercise in tasty tastelessness.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has it all! Great humor, great ideas, great and delicious recipies...who could ask for anything more? I HIGHLY recommend this book for EVERYONE! Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Lory
The Sennheiser earphones surpassed all expectations!! It works well and has an excellent sound quality.Published on May 8, 2010 by B. L.
This hilarious book is one of a kind, and is the perfect cookbook for people who don't cook. Yes, there are actual recipes, but they are extremely easy, and the fun here is in... Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by Rachel Kramer Bussel
WOW...i guess ms. whaley hasn't heard that there are like 8 million women and girls with eating disorders in this country. eating disorders are SO hilarious. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by daisyhead7
Being an avid home cook and owner of hundreds of cookbooks (and I use almost all of them), I am always looking for one more to try some new slant on a recipe or a new technique. Read morePublished on October 22, 2009 by C. Maynard
I have to say, I don't really see this as a cookbook in the traditional sense. I don't look to it for recipes or cooking inspiration, but when I want to share a laugh with family... Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by M. Boone
So, this isn't your average cookbook, or even your above average cookbook.
It's a strange blend of comedy and cookery. Read more