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What do women want? Did Freud have any idea how difficult that question would become for women to answer? In "Appetites, Caroline Knapp confronts that question 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 women and their desires? Knapp, best-selling 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, for love, for work, and for pleasure--is shaped and constrained by culture. She uses her early battle 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.

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A final work by the late author of Drinking: A Love Story considers the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire, drawing on her experiences with anorexia to discuss the factors that shape a woman's relationship with food, love,

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The 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, for love, for work, and for pleasure--is shaped and constrained by culture.

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Caroline Knapp is the author of Appetites: Why Women Want and the best-selling books, Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs. She died in June 2002 at the age of forty-two.

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Robyn Ringler, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Robyn Ringler)
Every woman should read "Appetites: Why Women Want", published after author Caroline Knapp's death at age 42. It is a riveting exploration of why women obsess about their weight to the point of anorexia and bulimia and why women become addicted to things like shopping, sex, food, and alcohol. Knapp's narrative voice draws the reader right in. Her personal insight--always right on--and exacting journalism astound. For women and the men who love them, this book provides the "aha" moment of a lifetime.
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Janis Varo, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Janis Varo)
It is hard to choose my favorite Caroline Knapp book, but if forced to do so I would pick Appetites. Reading a Caroline Knapp book is like having a fascinating and illuminating conversation with an old and trusted friend. Caroline Knapp really puts a lot of herself in all her works but it never feels like she is overly naval gazing like say Elizabeth Wurtzel--who, despite seemingly being open in her works, just seems like she is trying to shock you, not share with you. Caroline Knapp shares her secrets and loads of well-researched knowledge in an easy and enjoyable way. I cannot recommend her highly enough. And as a secret of my own, I have to confess that when she died I cried a bit at both the sadness of the loss of her so young, but also at the thought that I would never get to read another of her astonishingly awesome books.
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lukcybug, March 28, 2007 (view all comments by lukcybug)
this book opened my eyes to what was really going on in my life
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582432267
Subtitle:
Why Women Want
Author:
Knapp, Caroline
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Eating Disorders
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040324
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
800x1600

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Womens Psychology
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"Synopsis" by , A final work by the late author of Drinking: A Love Story considers the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire, drawing on her experiences with anorexia to discuss the factors that shape a woman's relationship with food, love,
"Synopsis" by , The 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, for love, for work, and for pleasure--is shaped and constrained by culture.
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