The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women, Food, and God explores how emotional issues with money mirror those with food and dieting.
Geneen Roth and her husband lost their life savings, Roth joined the
millions of Americans dealing with financial turbulence, uncertainty,
and abrupt reversals in their expectations. The resulting shock was the
catalyst for her to explore, in workshops and in her own life, how
women’s habits and behaviors around money—as with food—can lead to
exactly the situations they most want to avoid. Roth identified her own
unconscious choices: binge shopping followed by periods of budgetary
self-deprivation, “treating” herself in ways that ultimately failed to
sustain, and using money as a substitute for love, among others. As she
examined the deep sources of these habits, she faced the hard truth
about where her “self-protective” financial decisions had led.
in all of her books, Roth relates her personal experience with
irreverent humor and hard-won wisdom. She offers provocative and
radical strategies for transforming how we feel and behave about the
resources that should, and ultimately can, sustain and support our
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