Saving Sara: A Memoir of Food Addiction

Sara Somers (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
May 12, 2020
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.43 X 8.43 X 0.87 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631528460

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About the Author

Sara Somers suffered from food addiction from age nine to age fifty-eight; she has been in food recovery since 2005. In a double life of sorts, Somers worked as a licensed psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area for thirty-four years. After finding recovery, Somers moved to Paris, France, where she currently lives. She writes a blog called Out My Window: My Life in Paris. When she's not writing, Somers volunteers at the American Library in Paris, enjoys the cinema, reads prolifically, and follows her favorite baseball team, the Oakland Athletics. Most important, Somers devotes time each day to getting the word out about food addiction and helping other food addicts. Saving Sara is her first book.

Reviews

"This is a riveting and deeply human memoir about one woman's crazily disordered eating, and the path to freedom she discovered. But it is also the story of Sara Somers's fight to save her soul, spirit and life."
--Anne Lamott, New York Times best-selling author and past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship

"Read Saving Sara to see how bad it can get before it gets great--and find out just how [Sara Somers] did, so you can do it too."
--Judy Collins, New York Times best-selling author of Cravings, Grammy-nominated singer, and Academy Award-nominated director

"Saving Sara is a mental anguish page turner, depicting the relentless drive to eat that can dominate and destroy life's opportunities, just like any other addiction . . . ideal reading for someone who is struggling with compulsive eating or who is suffering with complications from obesity. It is essential reading for someone working in the addiction field. A critical book for anyone who really wants to walk in the shoes of a food addict, who lives in the disease, and finally finds her recovery."
--Dr. Vera Tarman, MD, FCFP, ABAM, medical specialist in food addiction, author of Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction

"When it comes to eating disorders, both professionals and the public have a great deal of understanding of anorexia and bulimia. There is very little understanding, however, of Binge Eating Disorder. In this wrenching book, Sara describes in detail--sometimes painful detail--what her disease of food addiction was like and the depths to which it took her. But this is also a volume about hope. Her journey to finding her solution is only one person's story, but as we know from the long history of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs, one person telling their story can transform lives. I hope that mental health providers will read this, learn from it, and share it with those who might benefit from knowing they're not alone with their eating behaviors."
--Dr. Kristi Webb, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist, Raleigh, North Carolina

"Your commitment to living life fully rather than being one of the walking wounded is very clear. You let the reader see the strengths and the support of the women and men in 12 Step recovery: a new freedom, and a new happiness . . . one meal at a time."
--Father Tom Weston, Oakland, California