Interview with Sara Somers, author of Saving Sara – A Memoir of Food Addiction.
Tuesday, June 15, 18:30H (6:30pm)
Come meet AAWE member, Sara Somers, author of Saving Sara A Memoir of Food Addiction.
Interviewed by Lorie Lichtlen, Somers will discuss the seriousness of food addiction and the overwhelming proliferation of obesity that has followed in its wake, as well as the hope for anyone hoping to heal and have a life worth living.
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“A riveting and deeply human memoir.”
– Anne Lamott, California Hall of Fame inductee, novelist, and nonfiction writer.
“Read Saving Sara to see how bad [addiction] can get before it gets great – and find out just how she did it, so you can do it too. What a great read!”
– Judy Collins, New York Times bestselling author of Cravings
“Saving Sara: A Memoir of Food Addiction”
Sara Somers | May 12, 2020 | She Writes Press
Paperback ISBN: 9781631528460 | Price: $16.95 Lichtl
“For nearly fifty years, Sara Somers suffered from untreated food addiction. In this brutally honest and intimate memoir, Somers offers readers an inside view of a food addict’s mind, showcasing her experiences of obsessive cravings, compulsivity, and powerlessness regarding food. Saving Sara chronicles Somers’s addiction from childhood to adulthood, beginning with abnormal eating as a nine-year-old. As her addiction progresses in young adulthood, she becomes isolated, masking her shame and self-hatred with drugs and alcohol. Time and again, she rationalizes why this time will be different, only to have her physical cravings lead to ever-worse binges, to see her promises of doing things differently next time broken, and to experience the amnesia that she―like every addict―experiences when her obsession sets in again. Even after Somers is introduced to the solution that will eventually end up saving her, the strength of her addiction won’t allow her to accept her disease. Twenty-six more years pass until she finally crawls on hands and knees back to that solution, and learns to live life on life’s terms. A raw account of Somers’s decades-long journey, Saving Sara underscores the challenges faced by food addicts of any age―and the hope that exists for them all.”