Good Girls Don't Eat Dessert: Changing Your Relationship to Food and Sex

Rosalyn M. Meadow, Author, Lillie Weiss, With Harmony $22 (195p) ISBN 978-0-517-70384-7
In May, Harmony will publish Good Girls Don't Eat Dessert: Changing Your Relationship to Food and Sex, in which psychologists Rosalyn M. Meadow and Lillie Weiss note the startling parallels between the eating problems women face today and the sexual conflicts afflicting their foremothers in decades past. Throughout, their intent is to help women break the social cycle that links feelings of self-worth with the tyranny of deprivation, whatever its source. The book is a retitled reissue of Haworth Press's 1992 publication, Women's Conflicts About Eating and Sexuality. ($22 208p ISBN 0-517-70384-X) Dream work, self-help and group therapy mix in The Dreams of Women: Exploring and Interpreting Women's Dreams by British lecturer Lucy Goodison (Moving Heaven and Earth: Spirituality, Sexuality and Social Change). While drawing on the work of Jung, Freud and others, Goodison offers examples of dreams and their interpretations from women from many cultures to promote a variety of means by which women can mine their personal ""gift of dreams"" to enhance their well-being. Norton is publishing in April. ($23 354p ISBN 0-393-03917-X)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1996
Release date: 04/01/1996
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