The Hungry Self

The Hungry Self

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Answers the need for help among the five million American women who suffer from eating disorders. "An inspired psychoanalytic meditation on contemporary female identity and eating disorders."--Phyllis Chesler"Every woman will understand the problem of "The Hungry Self" --the hunger that is expressed through food but that covers our deepest need to realize a fully developed and autonomous self, a self that can satisfy the authentic hungers within us."--Lillian B. RubinA
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060925043
  • 9780060925048
  • 851,106

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'The Hungry Self 'explores the often troubled relationship between mothers and daughters, and the latter's reluctance to grow away from and perhaps beyond the former to achieve the independence and autonomy expected of them in today's world. Instead, daughters of all ages and backgrounds flee the struggle for identity and self-development into an obsession with food.
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"Every woman will understand the problem of "The Hungry Self--the hunger that is expressed through food but that covers our deepest need to realize a fully developed and autonomous self, a self that can satisfy the authentic hungers within us."--Lillian B. RubinA
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140 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 27% (38)
4 34% (47)
3 25% (35)
2 11% (16)
1 3% (4)
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