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I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. It is very detailed, clearly explains every concept, and gives a totally different approach to dealing with bulimia or BED. I also appreciated the author's personal story. There was much that I easily related to.
I was a binge eater for about 40 years. I quit binge eating before I finished the book. My whole attitude toward food has changed. I did not expect that, and I am so grateful to have found this book.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
I think it's a good book. It's the author's personal account of how she uses Rational Recovery methods to end her bingeing. It's inspired me to find some other books that are helping me a lot. Honestly, though...I couldn't finish listening!! The narrator's sinus issues, her drone-like reading, and the choppy editing are all terrible. The narration doesn't do the content justice. I'll look for a copy at Half-Priced Books and finish what I couldn't stand to listen to any longer. Re-record this book!
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
A truly eye opening viewpoint on binge eating - it has helped me enormously. I would highly recommend.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Having read the book prior to purchasing the audio book I knew what I was in for - a completely radical yet simple way of addressing a life hijacking problem which silently and hidden affects many. I have found it very powerful to 'hear' the work and be able to replay sections where I was only half listening, and I am hopeful of really being able to embrace what seems such a genuine answer to a really difficult problem I have grappled with for years and years. I personally have even said to different therapists I had felt 'addicted to binge eating and not only the initial highs of that but the awful lows that follow.' How clearly this is expressed in this potentially life changing book, and amplified in its clear and understanding reading.
Thank you both for giving me hope, and I so hope that I (and many others) will be able not only to continue to 'touch' the concept, but to grab hold of it and totally embrace it, freeing myself (ourselves) from the chains of this disordered way of living and eating.
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This is a humble clear self help book where Kathryn Hansen shares her life changing realisations and develops practical skills and techniques for suffers to use. Lydia Wente, herself a recovered bulimic binge eater adds a depth of understanding in her clear reading. Along with the hard copy this audio book makes and irresistible combination - and the same can be said of Kathryn and Lydia!
Thank you both for giving me hope, and I so hope that I will be able not only to continue to 'touch' the concept, but to grab hold of it and totally embrace it, freeing myself from the chains of this disordered way of living and eating, something which you have both been able to do through this new approach, and I'm sure many others have too. Thank you.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I found the information in this book invaluable.
The narration and editing however, are another story. There are several instances where the narrator left clear markers to be cut out when she made errors (see chapter 18 of the book).
There is an instance where something has gone wrong with the recording making it inaudible however this passage wasn't redone.
At times the narrator enunciated her 't's' like a posh English woman. At others she completely gobbled them up.
She either read like an English graduate or a 5 year old (this is when she paused mid sentence as if there was a full stop).
I also had trouble understanding some of her pronunciations. For example, she said "are are" but I later realised she was saying "are our".
Having said that, the information in this book was enough to keep the frustration of the performance at bay.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This was one of the most helpful and insightful books i have ever read. Reading this book helped me work through a lot of my issues with food and recognise the cravings for what they are: neurological junk!
I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with bulimia, binge eating disorder, overeating and chronic dieters.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful