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Appetites: Why Women Want
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Counterpoint
Publication date April 1, 2003
Pages 210
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781582432250
ISBN-10 1582432252
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
A final work by the late author of Drinking: A Love Story considers the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire, drawing on her experiences with anorexia to discuss the factors that shape a woman's relationship with food, love, work, and pleasure. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Where are the lines between satisfaction and excess, between restraint and indulgence, between pleasure and self-destruction? And why are they so difficult to find, particularly for women?" (from Appetites ). What do women want? Did Freud have any idea how difficult that question would become for women to answer? In Appetites , Caroline Knapp confronts that question and boldly reframes it, asking instead: How does a woman know, and then honor, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, defining, and controlling women and their desires?In this, her final book, completed shortly before her death last June, the best-selling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs turns her brilliant eye toward how a woman's appetite --for food, for love, for work, and for pleasure--is shaped and constrained by culture. She uses her early battle with anorexia as a powerful exploration of what can happen when we are divorced from our most basic hungers--and offers her own success as testament to the joy of saying "I want. "Provocative, important, and deeply familiar, Appetites beautifully--and urgently--challenges all women to learn what it is to feed both the body and the soul.

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from Counterpoint (April 1, 2003)
9781582432250 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $24.00
About: The author draws on her own experience with anorexia to consider the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire.
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With Gail Caldwell (other contributor) | from Counterpoint (December 27, 2011)
9781582438085 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In Appetites, Caroline Knapp confronts Freud’s famous question, “What do women want?
Reprint edition from Counterpoint (March 24, 2004)
9781582432267 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A final work by the late author of Drinking: A Love Story considers the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire, drawing on her experiences with anorexia to discuss the factors that shape a woman's relationship with food, love, work, and pleasure.

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