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Feed Me!: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image | Harriet Brown
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In our appearance-obsessed society, eating is about much more than hunger and sustenance. Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so weve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat. These evocative essays, from some of the most talented and popular writers working today, tackle this universal subject with humor, longing, and compassion. Joyce Maynard writes about learning to make pie with her complex but adored mother. Caroline Leavitts chilling piece describes the overlap between power and eating. Ophira Edut explains how an outspoken body outlaw wound up on Jenny Craig. Diana Abu-Jaber writes about abandoning her Bedouin customs for Americas silverware and table mannersand missing the physical, hands-on connection with food. Exploring the bonds between appetite and remorse, hunger and longing, satisfaction and desire, this anthology is for every woman whos ever felt guilty about eating dessert, or gushed over a friends weight loss, or wished she had a different body. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Suet624
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Leander feeding Gracie the imaginary strawberries from the book. After a three day weekend these two were so excited to see each other again. They‘ve been reading books together on the couch for 45 minutes. 💕💕

Tanisha_A Oh my! This is adorable! 😭 3mo
Simona 😍😍 3mo
BarbaraBB 😍 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Such a sweet friendship 😍❤️!! 3mo
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Carolyn11215
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Replacement for @collegecatlady missing #feedareader swap packages shipping out tomorrow. Hope you love everything! @MinDea

collegecatlady Oh thank you so much!! I‘m so excited! 10mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Oh my goodness @Schlinkles ! This is such an amazing #FeedAReader box! I've been wanting this book for a while, and the cookbooks are awesome. I'm going to cozy up in my new socks and make the goat cheese recipe because that sounds delish. 😋❤ Thank you so so much! 😍❤💕

Also, isnt that the cutest wrapping paper you've ever seen?!

@MinDea @TricksyTails

Schlinkles I‘m so glad you like everything! Happy Holidays 😊 11mo
Lucas.Rencher I love the wrapping paper! 😀 11mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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#FeedAReader is on it's way to you @cobwebmoth !

Thanks for hosting a wonderful swap this year @MinDea & @TricksyTails ! 🤗🍴

cobwebmoth Thank you!🤗❤ 11mo
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99problemsbutabookaint1
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@cobwebmoth You rock on a very real level!! This tote of the 9th doctor is everything!!! I love everything about this box. Thank you so very much!!

#FeedAReader
@MinDea
@TricksyTails

cobwebmoth You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like it.❤ 13mo
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mabell
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My Sept/Oct #feedareader package is on its way!

MinDea So cute! 13mo
mabell @MinDea Thanks! And thank you again for hosting! ❤️ 13mo
MinDea You're welcome. Thank you for participating in the swap! I hope you have enjoyed it this year! 13mo
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99problemsbutabookaint1
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@Schlinkles I'm so sorry it is late and I don't have a picture of the box but it is on its way to you!!!!
#FeedAReader
@MinDea
@TricksyTails

Schlinkles No worries, thank you!! 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @Schlinkles I can't wait for it to get to you to see if you are happy with what is inside! 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @Schlinkles did the box make it there??? 1y
Schlinkles @99problemsbutabookaint1 It hadn‘t before I left for work this morning, but our mail comes a little later. I‘ll let you know! 1y
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PolaroidPoet
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My July / August package is going out today! @mabell I hope you love it all!! #feedareader

MinDea 👏👏👏 1y
mabell Yay!! I'm so excited! 😁 1y
Meeko93 Beautiful wrapping paper 1y
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Rachel.Rencher
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@99problemsbutabookaint1 your #FeedAReader will be in the mail tomorrow!! 😍

@MinDea @TricksyTails

MinDea 👏👏👏👏 1y
Lucas.Rencher 😀😀😀 1y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Oh my gosh @collegecatlady , you are so thoughtful! I absolutely love the books that you picked out for me. I've been dying to read A Man Called Ove for a while now, and I'm obsessed with the covers of the other two. 😍 I also think I need to try that chowder asap. Thank you so much!! ❤❤❤

#FeedAReader @MinDea @TricksyTails

collegecatlady I‘m glad you like everything! 1y
CKlube A Man Called Ove is so good! 1y
CoffeeNBooks A Man Called Ove is a great book! 1y
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kristincatastrophic Loved A Man Called Ove, easily one my favorites I've read this year. 1y
Elizabeth2 I love Ove! It‘s a book I will gift to others because it is such a treasure. Enjoy your time with him! 1y
Rachel.Rencher @collegecatlady I love it, thank you! 😊❤ 1y
atenelli I listened to The Bees as an audiobook. It was a great story that you will enjoy. 1y
Lucas.Rencher I'm really excited for all of these! 😀 1y
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Kappadeemom
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This box is headed to 🌴☀️🍊🏖 for #Feedareader!! @TricksyTails @MinDea

MinDea You're awesome! Thank you for being on top of this swap! 1y
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99problemsbutabookaint1
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@Schlinkles Thank you so much for all of my goodies!!! I am so sorry I was gone at camp until now so I couldn't post it!! I love everything in here sooo much!! The much with cook books on it is incredible!! Manatees are my favorite and well just everything is beyond amazing!! Thank you so very much!!
#FeedAReader
@MinDea
@TricksyTails
#ijustlovelitsy

Schlinkles You‘re so welcome! I‘m glad you like everything! 1y
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DivaDiane
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So this just arrived by Special Delivery from @Itchyfeetreader my 2nd/2 for the #feedareader swap! Can‘t wait to open it!!

Stay tuned!

Itchyfeetreader That‘s amazing I only put it in the post at 4 o clock yesterday afternoon! I hope you like! 1y
DivaDiane It says it‘s guaranteed delivery before 1pm. Good thing it wasn‘t guaranteed for yesterday - the postman couldn‘t get through to deliver! (BT was doing works and blocking the whole lane...) 1y
jenniferw88 Hi @DivaDiane I'm getting Jo's parcel for #feedareader ready but I am aware that there is rather more there than in your parcel (because I had longer to look!). I am now feeling guilty about yours - I don't mind sending a few extra things to you to make up? 14mo
DivaDiane Oh @jenniferw88 Don‘t worry at all! I was delighted with my package. I still have yours to get together too! Haven‘t forgot! 14mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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@99problemsbutabookaint1 look what finally found my mailbox!! 😁😁😁 The box was a little disheveled, but that's okay! It was worth the wait! Thank you so much for my #FeedAReader , I love the books, recipes & coloring books! ❤
@MinDea @TricksyTails

tammysue Nice! 💖 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 I am so excited it finally got there and that you like everything!!!!! Man that was too much of an ordeal!! 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 once again I'm sorry it took so long!!! 1y
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Rachel.Rencher @99problemsbutabookaint1 Oh my gosh don't apologize! It's hard enough keeping track of the whole groups info, especially when I'm moving around on you. 😂 I just appreciate you putting that together for me. That was so sweet! ❤ 1y
Itchyfeetreader Love those stickers 1y
Lucas.Rencher I'm so excited to read these! 😀 1y
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99problemsbutabookaint1
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@Rachel.Rencher here it is dear. I am so sorry about all of this.

Rachel.Rencher Oh my gosh don't apologize! I should have checked the Boise post office sooner. I'm just trying to see if I can pick it up before it heads back to you. I appreciate your help! 😊 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 Any time dear! Let me know if you can pick it up! 1y
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99problemsbutabookaint1
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so this is what I just got from the site. I'm heading down to the post office tomorrow to see what needs to be fixed. I'm sorry @Rachel.Rencher

Rachel.Rencher Oh! Don't be sorry at all. I think I see the problem already... I sent the group my new address which has a zip code of 83642. This looks like it may have been sent to my old address. I wonder if its sitting at the post office by my old place? 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 I'm not sure but I will find out. do you want me to give them your new address if you email it to me @ frogzrme1@aol.com 1y
Schlinkles @99problemsbutabookaint1 Did you get your #feedareader box I sent you? UPS shows it as delivered. 1y
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99problemsbutabookaint1 I'm actually at my camp ground until next weekend but at soon as I get there I'll put up a picture of it all. 1y
Rachel.Rencher @99problemsbutabookaint1 I just sent you an email 😊 1y
Rachel.Rencher @99problemsbutabookaint1 is there anyway you can send me the tracking number? I just called my post office and they think they just sent it off to be returned to sender 1y
Schlinkles @99problemsbutabookaint1 Awesome! Have fun camping! I just wanted to check because the mail service has been letting me down a lot recently. 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @Schlinkles I understand that completely 1y
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99problemsbutabookaint1

@Rachel.Rencher I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture but your box will be there by Friday they say!!

@MinDea @TricksyTails
#FeedAReader #NomNom

Rachel.Rencher Oh yay thank you! 😁 I'll be out of town but I'll post it on Saturday night when I'm back! ❤🤗 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 Sounds perfect to me as long as I know you got it I will be happy. 😁😁😁 1y
Rachel.Rencher @99problemsbutabookaint1 Hey, I just wanted to let you know I still haven't gotten it... it might be lost 🙁 1y
99problemsbutabookaint1 I paid for two days. I will find the receipt and track it for you. 1y
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mabell
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1. Anything on my Litsy TBR! It may not look like it, but I do keep it in check 😂
2. I'd love any of my match's favorites ❤️
3. I always seem to be missing the right measuring cups. I think something is snatching all my 1/4 cup measures...
4. Any book themed food/kitchen items would be fun!

Thanks @MinDea and @TricksyTails ! I'm having so much fun with this #feedareader swap!

LShelby Aha! Your house has a house-gremlin just like ours does — only ours doesn‘t steal the cup measures he just carefully obliterates the markings on the measuring spoons so that I can‘t tell which ones are which. 😉 2y
mabell @LShelby I'm pretty sure we have that gremlin too! 😂 2y
TricksyTails So happy you‘re having fun with it! 🤗♥️ 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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1. Really, anything on my Litsy TBR!
2. Chocolate, spices, tea
3. Something fun!
4. Really I‘m cool with anything. I like bookmarks, pens, kitschy little cookbooks.
Thanks, @MinDea for doing this!

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99problemsbutabookaint1
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1. See above
2. Cadbury curlywurly, any caramel, any and all tea, and old Dutch ketchup chip.
3. rubber spatula, veggie peeler, silicone baking mat
4. Mugs, notebooks, pens, bookmarks, totes, the truth is that I just enjoy these packages so much it really doesn't matter what is in them.
#FeedAReader
@MinDea thanks for throwing this together what a great idea.

MinDea Thank you! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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OOOHHH EMMMM GEEE!! I love my #feedareader package from @mabell ❤️❤️ I‘ve been wanting to read a Bill Bryson book forever and can‘t wait to read The Flight Attendant. The recipes sound ahhhhmazing - anything with “nachos” in the title is right up my alley. Thank you!!! @MinDea @TricksyTails

Kappadeemom She also sent the most presh towels that had Georgia and GWTW on them! And the card made me laugh out loud for reals! 2y
mabell Yay!! I'm so glad you like everything! 😊 I hope you enjoy the recipes! I haven't read the Flight Attendant, but I love the Bryson! ❤️ 2y
TricksyTails Wonderful!! 👏😍♥️♥️♥️ 2y
TamarackTrail A walk in the woods is one of my favorites, you'll love it 2y
Kappadeemom @TamarackTrail I‘ve been wanting to read one of his books for years! 2y
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PolaroidPoet
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This is going out early because I‘m including a baby gift for Jen. Although you‘re my may/June match, please open when you receive it. Congratulations on your baby boy! I can‘t wait for you to open my box! Only partially photographed contents since the rest is unwrapped. Mailing out today. Enjoy! #feedareader

JenlovesJT47 Aww thanks so much! 😘❤️ 2y
PolaroidPoet @JenlovesJT47 I also forgot to tag the box!! Haha it‘s for #feedareader. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2y
TricksyTails Yay! How sweet! Congratulations @JenlovesJT47 !! 🎊 👶 🎉 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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Here‘s your #feedareader package @Shadowfat ! Hope you have fun with it!

MinDea 👏👏👏👏 2y
Shadowfat Yay! 2y
TricksyTails Woohooo! 🙌😁 2y
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PolaroidPoet
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Mailing out Monday for my March / April match #feedareader

squirrelbrain Gorgeous wrapping! 2y
AmyG Such pretty paper 2y
MinDea Wow! You're on top of this. Love it!!! 2y
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TricksyTails Wow! I wish I could wrap this nicely. Hey, @ElishaLovesBooks does this give you wrapping envy too? 🤣 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @TricksyTails Yes! So beautiful! #goals 2y
PolaroidPoet @TricksyTails one of the things I love about Europe is that they have these random wrapping paper stores. Think of Michaels‘ scrapbook paper section where you buy by the piece. In Europe, they sell wrapping paper by the sheet. Sometimes it‘s in large rolls where they measure and cut (like Joann fabric) to your specifications. The only drawback is you can‘t buy wrapping paper anywhere else except at Christmas. It‘s fun to shop there though. 2y
TricksyTails @PolaroidPoet I‘m just going to package myself up and ship me to you okay? 🤣 Then you can teach me to properly wrap gifts! Europe has all the cool stuff! 2y
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Lacythebookworm
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#feedareader is off to @Miss__astrid in Australia 🇦🇺 😊

TricksyTails Ooh!! 👏😁🎉 2y
LapReader So exciting Astrid. Can‘t wait to see what you get xo 2y
MinDea Wahoo! 2y
Miss__astrid I‘m so excited! Can‘t wait ☺️ 2y
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MommyOfTwo
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It‘s here!
#FeedAReader

MinDea Yay!!!!!!!! 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃🙌🏻 2y
TricksyTails Woohoo! 👏😁 2y
MegLouise Yay! Hope you enjoy it! 😊 2y
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99problemsbutabookaint1
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@benchley1 this is heading your way. I hope you enjoy what's inside as much as I enjoyed shopping for it!

@MinDea
@TricksyTails

#FeedAReader

benchley1 Woohoo! Can't wait 2y
TricksyTails 👏😁 Yay!! Can‘t wait to see the recipes!! 2y
MinDea 👏👏👏👏 2y
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Kappadeemom
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I received my #Feedareader box today and I love my gifts!! Thank you so much, Patty! I love Eclair Cake, and I can‘t wait to make it 😍😍

PatriciaU Glad you like everything! 2y
MinDea 👏👏👏👏 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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1. Either
2. Electric
3. Fahrenheit
#feedareader

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PatriciaU
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All set to mail my first #FeedAReader package tomorrow. It‘s heading south to @Kappadeemom ! Hoping she likes what‘s inside! @MinDea @TricksyTails

TricksyTails 👏😊 Yay!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Kappadeemom Awww thank you!! Can‘t wait to open it :) 2y
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LA_Mead
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1. Italian, Greek, Japanese
2. Red and turquoise with a 1950‘s vibe.
3. Tea towels...spatulas...flippers
4. “Scrappy Little Nobody,” “The Fifth Season,” “This is Just My Face,” “Of Fire and Stars”
5. Sweet
6. Chocolate. Can‘t go wrong with that!
@MinDea @TricksyTails #FeedAReader

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MegLouise
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Excited for the #feedareader bookswap! Hopefully this is helpful to my match. 🙂. 1. I like it all, Anything with carbs, cheese and flavor - just no beef or pork. 2. Not really, I enjoy vintage finds, but it‘s not themed. 3. Trivets, coffee spoon holder, towels, anything fun. 4. All on my TBR list, I don‘t own anything on it. 5. Both - sweet for breakfast, savory any other time.

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PatriciaU
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Getting my first #FeedAReader package ready to mail, then saw this from @MinDea and @TricksyTails
1. Italian, American Southwest
2. Theme? Comfortable.
3. Could really use a new, good veg peeler or an insta-read thermometer
4. See my Litsy or GR TBR lists
5. savory
6. cookie cutters, molds, or stamps