More, Please: On Food, Fat, Bingeing, Longing, and the Lust for "Enough" by Emma Specter

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  • ISBN 10 0063278375
  • ISBN 13 9780063278370
  • Published Mar 19 2024
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Harperwave

Publishers Text

An unflinching and deeply reported look at the realities of binge-eating disorder from a rising culture commentator and writer for Vogue.

Millions of us use restrictive diets, intermittent fasting, IV therapies, and Ozempic abuse to shrink until we are sample-size acceptable. But for the 30 million Americans who live with eating eating disorders, it isn’t just about less. More, Please is a chronicle of a lifelong fixation with food—its power to soothe, to comfort, to offer a fleeting escape from the outside world—as well as an examination of the ways in which compulsory thinness, diet culture, and the seductive promise of “wellness” have resulted in warping countless Americans’ relationship with healthy eating.

Melding memoir, reportage, and in-depth interviews with some of the most prominent and knowledgeable commentators currently writing about body shape and fatness, “emotional eating” and our disorders with food—Jennifer Weiner, Marisa Meltzer, Virgie Tovar, Leslie Jamison , and others—Emma Specter explores binge-eating disorder as both a personal problem and a societal one. In More, Please she provides a context, a history, and a language for what it means to always want more than you’ll allow yourself to have.