Synopses & Reviews
, Caroline Knapp confronts Freuds 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 womans appetitefor food, love, work, and pleasurehas 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 hungersand offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying I want.”
Provocative, important, and deeply familiar, Appetites beautifullyand urgentlychallenges all women to learn what it is to feed both the body and the soul.