Candida Crewe's relationship with food is anxiety-ridden. In fact, is there anything 'normal' about any woman's relationship with their weight? Most women, even those who have never had any kind of eating disorder, hover on the edge. They are keenly aware of what they eat, and think they would be happier if they were a bit thinner, or quite a lot thinner. Eating Myself is a wise, witty and often disturbing memoir, charting one woman's uneasy struggle to face her demons.
The female counterpart to William Leith's The Hungry Years, Eating Myself will strike a chord with women everywhereA searingly honest look at every woman's biggest obsession, through the eyes (and stomach) of the author's own history of eatingHardback had a huge publicity campaign including festival appearances, serialisation and interviews in national newspapers, and extensive review coverage across the media
'It will strike a chord with every woman who's ever uttered the words: "I'm having a fat day"' Glamour 'Crewe captures this obsession beautifully, through hilarious anecdotes of her infatuation with her own waistline' Cosmopolitan 'Hilarious ... Beautifully written, often wonderfully funny, and packed with acute observations about the wobbly underbelly of female anxiety' Kate Saunders, Sunday Times 'Compelling reading ... a book bursting with colour and crackling with edgy, ironic wit' Daily Mail
Candida Crewe has written six novels. She lives in Oxford with her husband and three sons.