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Women, Food & God

Book Review of Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
First, I must tell you this was a book I received through the free book giveaway on . I didn’t even know I had won it but one day, there it was in the mail. A very good friend joined a women’s discussion group and they read through this book, a chapter a week, and worked through the stuff that came up for them as they read this book. I was intrigued by what my friend’s experience was and I eagerly dived in.

The book is written in a fun and engaging style that makes it easy to read. However, I must admit that I found myself constantly stopping and telling people around to…”Listen to this” as I re-read them passages from the book. I would pick up the phone and call my mother just to discuss a page Geneen had written. I’ve even gone so far as to insist that all the women in my family buy a copy so we can read and discuss it together similar to they way my above mentioned friend went through it.

This book is a velvet hammer wrapped in humor. It’s an emotional roller coaster ride that takes you from laughter, to no-holds barred hits to the foundation of your belief systems and then back to humor before a quick turn through tears and back to humor again. I strongly recommend this book for every woman who has ever felt unhappy and dissatisfied with their body, dieted or played the on again/off again game with their weight.

It is a discovery of self that is eye opening to say the least. Read it and then tell me what your experience was. I really want to know.


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