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Starving: A Memoir by [Christen Bensten]

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Starving: A Memoir Kindle Edition

4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09235RXKW
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 7, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2811 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 291 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 4.7 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

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Christen Bensten is the author of Starving, a memoir about her childhood trauma and cult-like, religious education.

She is the founder of Blue Egg Brown Nest Interiors & Design, a popular design blog and interior design business. She has been featured in Southern Style (Hoffman Media) as well as The Washington Post, Cottage Living Magazine, Romantic Homes Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Freshstyle Magazine, Vintage Living Magazine, Daily Candy, This Old House, and Arlington Magazine.

Christen lives just outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, three kids, five cats and loads of foster kitties looking for good homes.

Crazy On You is the first book in her Huntwood Valley Murder Series. Fawn and the Giants, a literary novel, is set to launch 2023. Subscribe to Christen Bensten’s newsletter at

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I was attracted by the title 'Starving'. I thought is was going to be about somebody starving for love. However, the book is about so much more. It's about physically starving for food, starving for emotional nourishment, starving for acknowledgement, starving for psychological support. Christen really puts it out there warts and all about the horrible things she endured from her family during her childhood and how she navigated a neglected life. The book goes down some very dark rabbit holes, however, through it all there are little morsels, lighthearted moments and love that enabled her to endure. Christen stood at the edge of disaster many times but managed to survive. It's truly amazing that she did and we have the privilege to experience her journey to find nourishment for her body, mind, heart and, soul. Do yourself a favor, read this book, walk a mile in Christen's shoes and see if you would have made it to adulthood. I highly recommend 'Starving', well worth the read.
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