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Ravenous: A Food Lover's Journey from Obsession to Freedom

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Touching, fascinating book

By ParrisHouse - March 14, 2011

Dayna Macy is ravenous, and has been for most of her life. Like many of us, she'd like to understand why, but unlike most of us, she actually goes on a spiritual and literal journey in search of an answer. In her book, "Ravenous - A Food Lover's Journey from Obsession to Freedom," Macy takes the reader on a culinary odyssey, visiting the farmers and artisans who are responsible for bringing the tastiest morsels to our tables. But more importantly, Macy honestly and poignantly takes us along on her personal quest to understand her complicated relationship with food and its psychological and spiritual meaning in her life, and by extension, in ours.

One of the most striking and engaging aspects of Dayna Macy's writing is how unflinchingly personal it is. Her story includes vignettes from her past. Her difficult relationship with her father and its unfolding, from her childhood through his illness and death, is interwoven with memories of particular foods, traditions, and... read more

Right up there with Eat, Pray Love & No Impact Man

By Miss Ash - March 8, 2011

So I picked it up, and finished it in only three days. It was that good!

Dayna is an admitted food lover. In this book, she goes through the process of identifying a few of her favorite foods, and then goes deeper into learning how the food is made. She visits a sausage factory, a cheese factory, and an olive grower. She visits farms and even a slaughter house. Within the stories of her visits, she explores her memories and the impact these foods have on her.

This book is an amazing reflection of some of the messages she received from food and explores some of the psychological motives for the foods she craves and what she gets from consuming them. It is going to fit nicely right next to my copy of Eat, Pray, Love because it is written in a very similar style, and has a strikingly similar voice. What it comes down to is the life lessons we can extract from our experience and the drive we have towards food obsession.

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A MUST READ...Outstanding Memoir

By Karen Margolin - February 9, 2011

This book is so honest, pure, insightful and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed Dayna's process and journey. I learned that I am not alone in this struggle. Emotional overeating does not have to be a battle.The balanced approach to finding ways to practice mindful eating were so welcoming and healing.What a beautiful memoir and especially love the recipes at the end of each chapter! It took me back nostalgically to my own childhood. Highly recommend. Truly inspiring for anyone with food issues! Loved this book entirely, did not want it to end. Absolute pleasure. Waiting for Ravenous..Part Two!!
K. Margolin

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