Feed Me was released in January of this year. The author, “Harriet Brown is an assistant professor of magazine journalism at the Newhouse School of Public Communications. She writes for the New York Times, Health, and many other magazines and newspapers. She’s deep into writing a new book, based on her 2006 article “One Spoonful at a Time,” which appeared in the New York Times Magazine.”
One autographed copy of Feed Me. Thanks to Harriet, one lucky Five Favorite Things reader will be flipping through it’s pages very soon. Value: $15.
“In our appearance-obsessed society, eating is about much more than hunger and sustenance. Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so we’ve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat.
These evocative essays, from some of the most talented and popular writers working today, tackle this universal subject with humor, longing, and compassion. Joyce Maynard writes about learning to make pie with her complex but adored mother. Caroline Leavitt’s chilling piece describes the overlap between power and eating. Ophira Edut explains how an outspoken “body outlaw” wound up on Jenny Craig. Diana Abu-Jaber writes about abandoning her Bedouin customs for America’s silverware and table manners–and missing the physical, hands-on connection with food.
Exploring the bonds between appetite and remorse, hunger and longing, satisfaction and desire, this anthology is for every woman who’s ever felt guilty about eating dessert, or gushed over a friend’s weight loss, or wished she had a different body.”
How to Enter:
It’s easy peasy. To enter this giveaway please visit Harriet Brown’s official blog and leave a comment in one of her posts. Then come back here and leave a comment letting us know where you posted (you can use title or url).
One entry per person. The winner will be chosen at random, using random.org, on May 20, 2009 at 3 pm EST. This giveaway is sponsored by Harriet Brown and she will be shipping the prize. This blog giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents who are 18 years or older. Void where prohibited by law.
UPDATE: The winner was announced in the comments below. Congratulations to Sherie.