Appetites

Appetites

Why Women Want

Book - 2012
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In Appetites , Caroline Knapp confronts Freud's famous question, "What do women want?" and boldly reframes it, asking instead: How does a woman know, and then honor, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, defining, and controlling her desires? Knapp, bestselling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs , has turned her brilliant eye towards how a woman's appetite--for food, love, work, and pleasure--has become a battlefield. She uses her own experiences with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers--and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying "I want."
Provocative, important, and deeply familiar, Appetites beautifully--and urgently--challenges all women to learn what it is to feed both the body and the soul.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, 2012, c2003
ISBN: 9781582438085
Branch Call Number: ANF 616.85262 KNA
Characteristics: xvi, 210 p. ; 21 cm

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Feb 10, 2013

This is the number one book I wish I could get every woman I know to read. Thundering with insight, any reader will feel different about the subject.

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