• by Sheila Himmel, Lisa Himmel
  • Narrated by Mia Chiaromonte, Tamara Marston
  • 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A unique eating-disorder memoir written by a mother and daughter.
Unbeknownst to food critic Sheila Himmel-as she reviewed exotic cuisines from bistro to brasserie- her daughter, Lisa, was at home starving herself. Before Sheila fully grasped what was happening, her 14-year-old with a thirst for life and a palate for the flavors of Vietnam and Afghanistan was replaced by a weight-obsessed, antisocial, 100 pound 19-year-old. From anorexia to bulimia and back again - many times - the Himmels feared for Lisa's life as her disorder took its toll on her physical and emotional well-being.
Hungry is the first memoir to connect eating disorders with a food-obsessed culture in a very personal way, following the stumbles, the heartbreaks, and even the funny moments as a mother-daughter relationship - and an entire family - struggles toward healing.


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Customer Reviews

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Not at all what I expected

Having had past struggles with food issues as well as watching friends struggle I like to read and listen to books that depict others stories of recovery. This is not that book. Although touted as the story of a Mother/Daughter struggle very little is heard from Lisa and much is heard from her mother about her life as a food critic and the history and psychology of eating and why we eat with many, many references to other's books. It makes me think that they advertised this as a memoir to sell more books. I'll be returning mine and hope that Lisa is doing well in her recovery as I won't be making it to the end of this book to find out.
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- Amazon Customer

Kind of a struggle

Would you try another book from Sheila Himmel and Lisa Himmel and/or Mia Chiaromonte and Tamara Marston ?

yes on both counts

Would you be willing to try another book from Sheila Himmel and Lisa Himmel ? Why or why not?

yes because I find it brave that they were able to tell their story,

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

no I found it a tad slow

Could you see Hungry being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I couldn't really because there's not a lot of meat on the bones here.

Any additional comments?

It was kind of a struggle to read. it was more quoting other books than an actual memoir

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- Ashe Lively

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios