Women, Food, and God : An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

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  • Copyright: 2/8/2011
  • Publisher: Scribner

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No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.

A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.

Geneen Roth has written an extraordinary book - at once beautiful, moving, funny and searing. Most important, she gives us a practical way to use our bodies - along with some of the most difficult parts of our emotional lives - as gracious and transformative portals to our soul." - Rick Foster, co-author of Happiness & Wealth and How We Choose to Be Happy

"Women Food and God is daring, dazzling, funny, comforting, wise and profoundly spiritual. It maps the journey from the darkness of obsession to the pure sense of being in prose so insightful and astonishing it left me breathless. Geneen Roth is an international treasure, and her new book is a gift to us all."- Gay Hendricks, Ph.D. author of Five Wishes and Conscious Loving

"Geneen Roth does it again! Women Food and God is absolutely mesmerizing. And loaded with insights which can change your life." - Chistiane Northrup, MD, ob/gyn physician and author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“This is a hugely important work, a life-changer, one that will free untold women from the tyranny of fear and hopelessness around their bodied. Beautifully written, a joy to read, rich in both revelation and great humor.” - Anne Lamott, author of Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith

Author Biography

Geneen Roth is the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestseller When Food is Love and, most recently, Lost $$$ and Found: Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for more than thirty years. She lives with her husband in Northern California. For more information please visit www.geneenroth.com.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The World on Our Platesp. 1
About Godp. 21
Ending the Warp. 27
Never Underestimate the Inclination to Boltp. 35
It's Not About the Weight but It's Not Not About the Weightp. 49
Beyond What's Brokenp. 63
Reteaching Lovelinessp. 77
Tigers in the Mindp. 89
Married to Amazementp. 107
Breath by Breathp. 119
The GPS from the Twilight Zonep. 127
Those Who Have Fun and Those Who Don'tp. 145
If Love Could Speakp. 161
Being Hot Fudge Sundaesp. 171
The "Oh Shit" Mantrap. 183
Epilogue: Last Wordsp. 195
Acknowledgmentsp. 203
Beginning Inquiryp. 207
The Eating Guidelinesp. 211
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Very Informative July 23, 2011
This is an excellent textbook. The author's style of writing is fresh, funny, and holds your attention, while conveying her interesting, and sometimes profound, points. It's a guide to living a strong, healthy life. It was interesting, informative and in large print, which made it easy on the eyes. I highly recommend this good for anyone who struggles with their self-image, dieting, or perception of reality.
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