Cravings : A Zen-Inspired Memoir about Sensual Pleasures, Freedom from Dark Places, and Living and Eating with Abandon
Did some link between infidelity, a blue movie, vegetables and Paris, France, sprout the seed of liberation? Or was it that 'Aha' moment on the waterbed in Pocatello? In Cravings, long-time journalist and life coach Wanda Hennig writes--wisely, hilariously and sometimes poignantly--about sex and food; living for three-and-a-half years at the San Francisco Zen Center; moving solo from one continent to another; overcoming depression and social phobia. Also meditation, celibacy, creative mindfulness strategies and more. Mouth Orgasm edition.
- Paperback | 152 pages
- 133 x 203 x 8mm | 163g
- 15 Aug 2017
- Say Yes Press
- Mouth Orgasm ed.
- 2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Former Cosmo bureau chief Wanda Hennig charts her search for freedom, great sex and herself through food, Zen and orgasmic meditation. --Cosmopolitan Zen-inspiration rescues memoirist Wanda Hennig, a one-time contributor to this magazine, who shares her inner turmoil: deep depression, binge eating and severe social anxiety. Pick up the paperback to be instantly transported from Paris and Pocatello to South Africa and San Francisco. --Alameda Magazine In this thoughtful and teasing memoir, Durban-born writer Wanda Hennig chronicles her lively desire to explore overseas destinations in geographic, gourmand and even erotic terms. Elegantly witty. --Farmer's Weekly Hennig has a university background in psychology. Add to this the Zen experience and her branching out into life coaching--in America as well as South Africa--and one appreciates the background that made this book possible. --The Mercury Hennig leaves behind boyfriends, a dog, and even a daughter on her journey to find herself. Ultimately, she does with a lot of Zen meditation fueling her sensual spin halfway around the world in an everyday existence filled with sexuality that drives her everpresent "Wanda-lust." --Oakland Magazine Wanda Hennig's sensitive, engaging and honest memoir is a highly personal, readable and unusual book. It is also very funny and captures life and its meaning without once sounding like some kind of lecture. Several years in a Zen Buddhist temple--the teachings and contemplations--assist the author in her discovery of her true self. Hennig shrinks from nothing, not even some of the bizarre sexual therapy on offer in California. --Independent Newspapers Cravings has been described as a compelling, gritty, courageously honest, page-turning account of one person's life facing her demons, punctuated by lessons in Zen practice, devoid of mystery and esoteric philosophy; and as a fun, trippy book about an intimate subject. --Sunday Tribune It seems unlikely to use the words "nymphonosher" and Buddhist teacher in the same breath when describing a person. Yet author Wanda Hennig is a complex mix of both. Having had a tumultuous relationship with food in her twenties, Hennig, who has post-graduate degrees in psychology and education, takes a long hard look at food, love and sex and how they can become a toxic mix. "Do not deprive yourself, fall in love with food and eat sensually. Enjoy the challenge, pleasure and adventure of each moment," she tells readers in Cravings. --Saturday Independent