Candida Crewe wonders whether thereâ€™s anything â€˜normalâ€™ about any woman's relationship with food and weight. While she now appears enviably slim to everyone but herself, Candida has always worried, sometimes obsessed, about her weight. Eating Myself chronicles her life with food and argues convincingly that while the details obviously differ, the story of her everyday struggle with weight is the story of Everywoman.
But then Candida realised she was bored with both herself and her â€˜normalâ€™ but tedious relationship with food. And so, finally, she set about discovering that thereâ€™s more to life than constantly thinking about what she eats or daren't, even though the sight of a much thinner friend (indeed a fellow 41-year-old mother of three) cart-wheeling in just a bikini can still induce a half-hour lie-down and a non-existent lunch.
Eating Myself is an extraordinary and personal book, but one in which many readers will find moving echoes of their own feelings and behaviour, while others will be deeply shocked by why itâ€™s no longer unusual to regard food as an enemy.
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
Candida Crewe has written six novels. She lives in London with her husband and three sons.Photograph Â© Donovan WylieMore About Candida Crewe