Every once in awhile a book grabs me and doesn't let me go. This happened yesterday on my flight from D.C. to Chicago. As soon as I boarded, I cracked open this book. I didn't even take a break to go to the bathroom. Three hours and one ginger ale later, just as our airplane taxied into its gate, I had finished it. Andie Mitchell's memoir of overcoming body image issues and food addiction to find self-acceptance took such a hold of me I just had to finish it.
I was most struck by Andie's chaotic childhood with an alcoholic father, as she found comfort in food, the one thing that didn't let her down. I was inspired as she worked hard to get to the root of her issues, finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself. Though I personally haven't struggled with weight issues, body acceptance and learning to love ourselves is an issue that resonates with me (and most women...).
Today, Ms. Mitchell is a passionate writer and recipe developer. Order her book today and check out her blog, Can You Stay for Dinner?