Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
By Lisa Knopp
Publisher: University of Missouri
Release Date: October 2016
Formats Available For Review: Print (limited quanities, only available to qualified reviewers/bloggers in the U.S.)
“At one point or another in our lives, each of us has been ‘famished for something hard to name.’ Knopp gives voice to that yearning, at the same time she refuses to shy away from asking difficult questions.”—Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers
“Her search for a healthy relationship with food is also a quest for meaning and balance that transcends the body.”—Sue William Silverman, author of The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew
When she was 54, Lisa Knopp’s weight dropped to a number on the scale that she hadn’t seen since seventh grade. The severe food restricting that left her thin and sick when she was 15 and 25 had returned. This time, she was determined to understand the causes of her malady and how she could heal from a condition that is caused by a tangle of genetic, biological, familial, psychological, cultural, and spiritual factors. This compelling memoir, at once a food and illness narrative, explores the forces that cause eating disorders and disordered eating, including the link between those conditions in women, middle-aged and older, and the fear of aging and ageism.
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