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Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing Hardcover – September 17, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Though billed as "Amy Sedaris meets a warped Martha Stewart," this painful attempt from writer and actress Whaley falls far short on both counts. Ostensibly a tongue-in-cheek collection of dishes suitable for specific misfortunes and awkward moments, Whaley only manages to expand on the discomfort. Aside from listing props in ingredient lists ("Stir Fry for Stretch Marks," calls for an "old lady bathing suit"; "Moving to Russia To Look For Work Chocobanbutt Panini" calls for more accoutrements than foodstuffs), Whaley includes "recipes" like "MIL From Hell Taco Bell," a list of things to order from the fast food chain when mother-in-law is pushing your buttons. Subtlety and charm are not part of Whaley's repertoire, so crass comedy abounds: "Unwanted Pregnancy Kielbasa and Sauerkraut" lists qualities one should look for in an adoptive family ("must not be likely to sell child on black market"); "Mom's Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup for Closet Cases" reminds readers to use dairy butter, not "boy butter." Readers dealing with depression, irritating family members or simply in the mood for a comfort food pick-me-up would do far better consulting the back of a box of brownie mix, or a pint of Ben & Jerry's.
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"A hilarious read when you're feelin' down and hungry."—Daily Candy
"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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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!
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