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The Resource My confection : odyssey of a sugar addict, Lisa Kotin

My confection : odyssey of a sugar addict, Lisa Kotin

Label
My confection : odyssey of a sugar addict
Title
My confection
Title remainder
odyssey of a sugar addict
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Kotin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kotin, Lisa
Dewey number
616.85/26
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC552.E18
LC item number
K68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kotin, Lisa
  • Eating disorders
  • Sugar-free diet
  • Sugar
  • Self-care, Health
Label
My confection : odyssey of a sugar addict, Lisa Kotin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780807069257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn908517174
  • (OCoLC)908517174
Label
My confection : odyssey of a sugar addict, Lisa Kotin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780807069257
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015025760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn908517174
  • (OCoLC)908517174

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