Appetites: Why Women Want
ISBN: 1582438080
EAN13: 9781582438085
Language: English
Pages: 210
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
In Appetites , Caroline Knapp confronts Freud's 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 woman's appetite--for food, love, work, and pleasure--has 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 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.