As featured by Toni Whitmont in the May 2010 Booktopia Buzz.
The story of one woman's journey through the emotional minefield that is women's relationship to food - a celebration of small portions, unexpected spiritual wisdom and the gifts of hunger.
By the time Joanne Fedler's fortieth birthday loomed, she'd had it with several trouble-makers who'd been wreaking havoc in the kingdom of her heart for too long. It was time to deport them. In what she initially took to be an unrelated impulse, she figured she could also start to care again about how she looked before the fatty deposits on her rear-end fossilized.
And that's where the idea behind When Hungry, Eat began. Or so she thought.
She started a new eating plan ('a ridiculous euphemism for self-imposed starvation') which took her on a route to a much Greater Hunger - as Lauren van der Post calls it - which had nothing to do with food. What began as a mission to get back into a bikini became a pilgrimage back to faith, which had not been on either her food list or her itinerary.
When Hungry, Eat is a celebration of unexpected spiritual wisdom, small portions and the gifts of hunger.
When Hungry, Eat is a book for anyone who has had to start over… but doesn’t have the time or money to go searching for themselves around the world. In the tradition of Eat, Pray, Love with a hint of French Women Don’t Get Fat, this is an upbeat and humorous book, touching on at times painful subjects with wit and hard-won insight.
About The Author
Joanne Fedler is the author of The Dreamcloth, Secret Mothers' Business (which has sold in excess of 150 000 copies worldwide) and Things Without A Name. She is a motivational speaker and writes for Vogue magazine.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.5