Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything Hardcover – Mar 2 2010
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"Geneen Roth has written an extraordinary book - at once beautiful, moving, funny and searing. Most important, she gives us a practical way to use our bodies - along with some of the most difficult parts of our emotional lives - as gracious and transformative portals to our soul."
--Rick Foster, co-author of Happiness & Wealth and How We Choose to Be Happy
"Women Food and God is daring, dazzling, funny, comforting, wise and profoundly spiritual. It maps the journey from the darkness of obsession to the pure sense of being in prose so insightful and astonishing it left me breathless. Geneen Roth is an international treasure, and her new book is a gift to us all."
-- Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. author of Five Wishes and Conscious Loving
"Geneen Roth does it again! Women Food and God is absolutely mesmerizing. And loaded with insights which can change your life."
--Chistiane Northrup, MD, ob/gyn physician and author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“This is a hugely important work, a life-changer, one that will free untold women from the tyranny of fear and hopelessness around their bodied. Beautifully written, a joy to read, rich in both revelation and great humor.”
--Anne Lamott, author of Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Geneen Roth is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestselling When Food is Love and The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It, a memoir. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years. Roth is a contributor to many publications from Huffington Post and Good Housekeeping to O:The Oprah Magazine, and has appeared on numerous national shows including Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, The View and NPR's Talk of the Nation . She lives in northern California with her husband. For more information about her work, please visit www.geneenroth.com.
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As a young woman, diets and diet-culture is a constant issue. My friends and I have grown up hyper-aware of our bodies, to various degrees. When you grow up in a culture that's obsessed with the sexualization of women and girls, that has an un-reasonable beauty standard and yet is constantly marketing food to you, it can all be too much.
The book was an easy read, but made a lot of great points. I was initially put off by the word "god" in the title, but turns out there's no religious aspect to the book at all, she just talks about life / the universe / how things are. Diets don't work. And having an issue with food or suffering from an eating disorder is more complicated than just going on a diet or adopting a "get'er done" attitude. She explores that.
I would recommend the book to anyone who has issues with food and with their bodies. It's a nice read, the tone is light and Geneen really writes as an ally, it's not some patronizing, medicalizing, overly theoretical lecture. It's a funny friend making things clear with the best of intentions.
This book helped me to see the falacy in that thinking. I felt like Geneen was talking to me directly. I haven't dieted for over a year. I have gained and lost 10 pounds once during that time but that is not the most important thing anymore. I am beginning to see how truly cruel I have been to myself all these years. I believe this is the way to a healthier, happier lifestyle as I start to love myself and take in life in other ways than inhaling food.
I'd been looking under every rock and it fell into my lap disguised - can you believe it? - as a diet book.
I have no issue with my weight, but i do have more than my share of food insanity. Like Geneen, I felt peaceful and connected when I meditated, only to discover that I had put my old "misery coat" back on later on in the day. With her own story (and a promise that the bark is wayyy worse than the bite) Geneen gives us the courage to confront our icky feelings and (finally!) overcome them.
Ya. Just like that.
If you're looking for a way to stop living your life in your head, this is it. Enjoy!
Most recent customer reviews
An enlightening book that really opened my eyes about my eating patterns. But after reading it, I wasn't sure how she was relating the whole issue to God. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Meredith
LOVE it!!! I read When food is love, and breaking free, and Geneen still surprises me in this book! I want to take notes, but I feel I would rewrite the whole book. It is SO good!!Published 3 months ago by Rosie
This is an insightful book. I read it in small chunks and it has given me some insight into habits and relationships. Read morePublished 14 months ago by vdot
One of the essentials to get to know our relationship to food and to get rid of overeating and bing eating!Published 15 months ago by Eve-Marie Beauchemin
Geneen Roth never disappoints. Humor wisdom and insight in one book!Published 15 months ago by Courtney
Did not relate to this book at all ! I found it really hard to keep reading to finish .Published on July 18 2013 by anne
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