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Father Hunger : Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness - Margo Maine

Father Hunger

Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness


Published: 30th December 2004
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This book pioneered the term "father hunger" - the emptiness, and resulting food and body image disorders, experienced by women whose fathers were physically or emotionally absent. Based on ten years of further study, this second edition of Father Hunger details the origins of the syndrome and its effect on the family, with new practical solutions to help dads and daughters understand and improve their relationships. An expanded section for educators and therapists offers strategies and techniques for preventing and treating this complex problem.

"This powerful book explains how a father's emotional or physical absence can contribute to a daughter's eating problems, body dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem."
-- Lindsey Hall author of BULIMIA: A Guide to Recovery and Self-Esteem: Tools for Recovery

"Fact one: Dads tend to withdraw from girls during adolescence. Fact two: Adolescent girls too often develop unhealthy eating behaviors. Put these two ideas together and you get a fascinating book called Father Hunger."
-- Daughters: A newsletter for parents of girls ages 8-18

ISBN: 9780936077499
ISBN-10: 0936077492
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th December 2004
Publisher: Gurze Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition