My Confection

My Confection

Odyssey of A Sugar Addict

Book - 2016
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"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"--
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780807069257
Branch Call Number: 616.852 KOTIN
Characteristics: xi, 236 pages ; 22 cm


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Being in recovery from a 33 year bout of an eating disorder and horrible cravings for sugar and cheap white carbs, I was very interested in reading someone else's story.

Cursing is one thing, I do it myself, not a fan of saying ' I took a s**t ', way too crude, and not all that funny either. She most definitely has a story to tell,but just like Skinny Bitch you have to be a fan of crudity and I am not.

That said I totally understood her, her cravings, her emotions, her neediness for love and looking for love in the bottom of a bag of cookies or potato chips and only finding more self-loathing and reasons to believe you are nothing but a loser.

The people who will get this book the most are those who have walked in these shoes whether 33 years like me or just a few years and managed to get help.


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