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My confection : odyssey of a sugar addict / Lisa Kotin.

Kotin, Lisa, 1957- author. (Author).
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Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 616.8526 KOT (Text) 78551000527709 Non-Fiction Checked out 12/27/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780807069257
  • ISBN: 0807069256
  • Physical Description: xi, 236 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]

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Formatted Contents Note: Macroneurotics -- Up the Yin Yang -- Belly of the Beast -- Shrink Rap -- Let the Bingeing Begin -- I Take the Cake -- Cookie Monster -- The First Bite -- Will Work for Sugar (and Sex) -- My Art -- Walking Chocolate Bar -- On Broadway -- A Womb of My Own -- As You Don't Like It -- Endgame -- Drama of the Gifted Child -- Cakewalk -- Psych Major -- Sugar Mountain -- Freefall -- Three Decades Late There Will (Still) Be Sugar.
Summary, etc.: "A funny, candid, and original coming-of-age story told through sugar addiction She doesn't drink or do drugs, but like millions of other Americans, Lisa Kotin has a substance abuse problem. A problem that she can indulge by walking into any corner store in the world or simply by walking to her pantry. Lisa Kotin is addicted to sugar. My Confection is a darkly funny and candid memoir of where sugar took this teenage mime when she left her San Francisco Bay Area home in pursuit of artistic greatness. From the strict macrobiotic house where she is kicked out for smuggling Snickers, to her early days of Overeaters Anonymous meetings where she is bewildered by the idea of submitting to a higher power, to the stylish shrink who suggests she figure out how many minutes of tennis equal the calories in one jelly donut, to the men she unwraps and consumes like cheap chocolate bars, Kotin careens from romantic disasters to caloric catastrophes. Original and surprisingly affecting, this is a portrait of a sugar addict that has nothing to do with losing weight or getting fit but rather with coming out of the (sugar) closet, finding allies who understand, and learning how to live healthfully, in spite of her compulsion"-- Provided by publisher.
"She doesn't drink or do drugs, but like millions of other Americans, Lisa Kotin has a substance abuse problem. A problem that she can indulge by walking into any corner store in the world--or simply walking to her pantry. Lisa Kotin is addicted to sugar. My Confection is a darkly funny and candid memoir of where sugar took this teenage mime when she left her S.F. Bay Area home in pursuit of artistic greatness. From the fascistic macrobiotic house where she is kicked out for smuggling Snickers, to early days of Overeaters Anonymous meetings where she is bewildered by the idea of submitting to a Higher Power, to a stylish shrink who suggests she figure out how many minutes of tennis would equal the calories in one jelly donut, to men who she unwraps and consumes like cheap chocolate bars, Kotin careens from romantic disasters to caloric catastrophes. Original and surprisingly affecting, this is a portrait of a sugar addict that has nothing to do with losing weight or getting fit, but coming out of the (sugar) closet, finding allies who understand, and figuring out how to live healthfully, in spite of her compulsion"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Kotin, Lisa, 1957- > Health.
Eating disorders > Patients > Biography.
Sugar-free diet.
Sugar > Physiological effect.
Self-care, Health.
Genre: Biographies.

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