Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war?with herself, with her body, and with food?while working her way through the underbelly of New York City?s glamorous culinary scene. Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manhattan. Eighteen years old and eager to learn, she?s invigorated The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war?with herself, with her body, and with food?while workin...

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Title:Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen
Author:Hannah Howard
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1503942570
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:252 pages pages

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen Reviews

  • Len Edgerly
    Apr 18, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

  • laurie
    Apr 22, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

  • Jennifer S. Brown
    Mar 20, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

  • Jean
    Mar 08, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

    Hannah's story is a familiar one. I haven't met a woman yet who says she never had an unhealthy relationship with food. The why is as varied as there are flavors of ice cream, and yet familiar: the desire to please, to be loved, to love, to find acceptance, to fill an emptiness. And ye...

    Feast is easy to read and her food descriptions didn't make me want to poke my eyes out (which is usually how I feel about too much food description). Sometimes her poor choices were frustrating to read about, but kudos to her for getting her sh*t together. ...

    This was disappointing. An anorexic who turns into a bulimic and makes bad choices. I kept wanting it to become more engaging, there was a lesson to learn, it was an interesting peek, a very short peek, in to the culinary world. ...

    This was a good narrative and brought up many issues that women quietly struggle with on a daily basis. I have found myself in similar situations or struggling with similar thoughts even though the main character, Hannah, struggles with it in a more extreme way. It focuses more on ...

    I held off choosing Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen by Hannah Howard as my free Kindle first book due to longtime ongoing personal reasons: fighting with my own weight, a dislike of my own body, and mainly a fear that I would want to eat if I read great descriptions of food....

  • Michele
    Mar 26, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

  • Rebecca
    May 07, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

  • Mary Beth Hills
    Mar 05, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

  • Beth
    Jun 11, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

    Hannah's story is a familiar one. I haven't met a woman yet who says she never had an unhealthy relationship with food. The why is as varied as there are flavors of ice cream, and yet familiar: the desire to please, to be loved, to love, to find acceptance, to fill an emptiness. And ye...

    Feast is easy to read and her food descriptions didn't make me want to poke my eyes out (which is usually how I feel about too much food description). Sometimes her poor choices were frustrating to read about, but kudos to her for getting her sh*t together. ...

    This was disappointing. An anorexic who turns into a bulimic and makes bad choices. I kept wanting it to become more engaging, there was a lesson to learn, it was an interesting peek, a very short peek, in to the culinary world. ...

  • Vivien
    Mar 07, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

  • booksandcarbs
    Apr 01, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

    Hannah's story is a familiar one. I haven't met a woman yet who says she never had an unhealthy relationship with food. The why is as varied as there are flavors of ice cream, and yet familiar: the desire to please, to be loved, to love, to find acceptance, to fill an emptiness. And ye...

    Feast is easy to read and her food descriptions didn't make me want to poke my eyes out (which is usually how I feel about too much food description). Sometimes her poor choices were frustrating to read about, but kudos to her for getting her sh*t together. ...

  • Larry H
    May 02, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

  • Lucia Hassen
    Mar 08, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

  • Kristi Lamont
    Mar 04, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

    Hannah's story is a familiar one. I haven't met a woman yet who says she never had an unhealthy relationship with food. The why is as varied as there are flavors of ice cream, and yet familiar: the desire to please, to be loved, to love, to find acceptance, to fill an emptiness. And ye...

    Feast is easy to read and her food descriptions didn't make me want to poke my eyes out (which is usually how I feel about too much food description). Sometimes her poor choices were frustrating to read about, but kudos to her for getting her sh*t together. ...

    This was disappointing. An anorexic who turns into a bulimic and makes bad choices. I kept wanting it to become more engaging, there was a lesson to learn, it was an interesting peek, a very short peek, in to the culinary world. ...

    This was a good narrative and brought up many issues that women quietly struggle with on a daily basis. I have found myself in similar situations or struggling with similar thoughts even though the main character, Hannah, struggles with it in a more extreme way. It focuses more on ...

    I held off choosing Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen by Hannah Howard as my free Kindle first book due to longtime ongoing personal reasons: fighting with my own weight, a dislike of my own body, and mainly a fear that I would want to eat if I read great descriptions of food....

    I binged on this food addiction recovery memoir up until suddenly I felt the need to purge.....which, now that I think about it, happens with me a lot when I read memoirs of any sort. I find myself thinking, "I'm not sure I would've told _that_" and/or, "Wow, how self-centered can one ...

  • Elise Lashinsky
    Apr 10, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

  • Caroline
    Mar 21, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

    Hannah's story is a familiar one. I haven't met a woman yet who says she never had an unhealthy relationship with food. The why is as varied as there are flavors of ice cream, and yet familiar: the desire to please, to be loved, to love, to find acceptance, to fill an emptiness. And ye...

  • Judith Perlin
    Mar 01, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

  • Sherrie
    Mar 21, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

  • Danielle
    Apr 09, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

  • Gretchen
    Mar 07, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

  • Sue King
    Mar 31, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

  • Jennifer Solheim
    Jan 20, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

  • Dita
    Jun 15, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

  • Kayo
    Jan 13, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

  • Sara Froi
    Apr 24, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

  • J. Danielle Wingler
    Apr 04, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

    Addictive I loved reading this book! I'm going to school to be a counselor and it was really great to read something from this perspective. Hannah's journey is so inspiring and relatable. ...

    Such a fantastic memoir. Excellent food writing, made me want to eat everything. Torturous eating disordered thinking. ...

    Started out cutesy but got so tiresome. ...

    I loved this book. The author tells her story beautifully. I began reading fearing it might be a fluffy madcap NYC party girl with eating issues book - making light of a serious problem. But no, the author's writes so intelligently, thoughtfully, and humorously that the reader is insta...

    Hannah's story is a familiar one. I haven't met a woman yet who says she never had an unhealthy relationship with food. The why is as varied as there are flavors of ice cream, and yet familiar: the desire to please, to be loved, to love, to find acceptance, to fill an emptiness. And ye...

    Feast is easy to read and her food descriptions didn't make me want to poke my eyes out (which is usually how I feel about too much food description). Sometimes her poor choices were frustrating to read about, but kudos to her for getting her sh*t together. ...

    This was disappointing. An anorexic who turns into a bulimic and makes bad choices. I kept wanting it to become more engaging, there was a lesson to learn, it was an interesting peek, a very short peek, in to the culinary world. ...

    This was a good narrative and brought up many issues that women quietly struggle with on a daily basis. I have found myself in similar situations or struggling with similar thoughts even though the main character, Hannah, struggles with it in a more extreme way. It focuses more on ...

  • Jeannette Noel
    Mar 04, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

  • Nancy Mendelson
    Jan 02, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

  • Tracey
    Mar 10, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

    As a woman who has an eating disorder this book was an incredibly disappointing. Hannah is obsessed with food, okay great. She thinks about food all the time. She wants to be skinny and hates her body. There is no actual substance to the character nor the book nor does there actually s...

    I really struggle reviewing memoirs because if I don't love it, it feels like a criticism of someone's life rather than the story they wrote. That said, I just didn't love this. The writing was choppy and the story wasn't engaging. I loved the details about the food and the food ser...

    In Feast, Hannah Howard expertly discusses the cyclical and often inescapable grips of an eating disorder. She does not go into gory detail, but nevertheless, uses language that is compelling and enables the reader to empathize with the author. Just as she is stuck in a bad relationshi...

    I couldn?t put down Hannah Howard?s painfully honest, relatable, and well-written memoir of descent into, and recovery from, eating disorders. So much of this book rang true to me, but none more than this: ?I hope that if I have daughters, children, I won?t pass on this particu...

    I love books that take you behind the doors of restaurant kitchens. Hannah works in kitchens and restaurants and even in Fairway grocery stores, all the while battling an eating disorder. It's in interesting juxtaposition, the loving descriptions of the food and the restaurant world up...

    This story had a lot of potentially strong elements, but it feel short in execution. The author didn't seem certain about the story she wanted to tell and so it meandered from one event to another without much overall plot or secondary character development. There were some good moment...

    Thank you for writing about your struggle, although I do not share the same struggle I recognized a lot of myself in your story and I?ve come to the realization that there is no ?perfect me? it?s just me and that?s more than ok. ...

  • Goth Gone Grey
    Mar 01, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...

    Just finished reading an advance copy of Feast. Devoured it, actually. Author, Hannah Howard is a magnificent storyteller. She took me on a journey inside her head, her heart, and bared her soul with such compelling generosity. Her eerily accurate descriptions of the self destructive...

    I enjoyed the parts where she wrote about food ? her obviously deep understanding of and affection for it across the foodservice industry juxtaposed with her personal struggles with food addiction were really interesting and mostly well-written. Her college scene, well-done and inter...

    Not a good read Self created angst by a young woman who doesn't have a clue about what life can really dishes out to those who aren't raised by two educated and successful parents who love her. Give me a break. ...

    There is a lot to like in this honest, well-written coming-of-age memoir set in the world of high-end restaurants, eating disorder, and poorly chosen older lovers. It's a challenge to weave these disparate topics into a natural story. Sometimes the effort falters, but the book as a who...

    Raw and heartfelt. A satisfying memoir of hunger and fulfillment, good days and bad, love and self-loathing. ...

    Stunningly lovely, sad yet hopeful I made the mistake of downloading this before work, reading the first chapter as I brushed my teeth and got dressed, falling into the writing style immediately. I read a few pages while filling my car with gas, and tucked beneath a blanket on the c...

  • Chloe
    Jan 23, 2018

    4.5 stars, rounded up. "Life is big and scary. Food is constant, safe, dependable." Growing up in Baltimore, Hannah Howard always loved and appreciated food?ethnic and gourmet specialties as well as comfort food. Her mother was always dieting, always trying to shed those stubb...

    Hmmm...this was less a rating than a compromise. In the first few chapters, I was captivated. "Yes, exactly that," I thought of the perfect descriptions of food, of eating automatically, compulsively, and the loathing of self and body that follows. The inside look at restaurants and re...

    Wow. An honest account of a lover of food and life. If you like watching the food channel, you will like this book. Author seems totally relatable. Great book. Thank you to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing o...

    Depressing Yikes. This was excruciating. Short little (maybe?) sentences, and weird run on sentences filled this kindle first read. This is unfortunately a memoir about a sad little rich girl with an eating disorder. She continuously explains the obvious, but on the flipside, throws...

    It would be simple and true to say that FEAST was delicious, that I devoured it in one sitting. Howard's writing about food is a sensual pleasure, and her stories about coming of age in New York and the maniacal pace of restaurant life are vivid and engrossing. But particular to this b...

    Just finished this last night (I got it from Amazon First Reads on Thursday and flew through it). This book is about Hannah, a high schooler and then a college student and then a freshly-graduated-newly-employed girl who is obsessed with food. She struggles with binging and purging, an...

    Feast is a revelation for anyone who's ever looked in the mirror. Whether it was a physical mirror or a metaphorical mirror, whether you liked what you saw or you didn't, this powerful debut resonates. Howard is courageous and lyrical, her words in turn comforting and heartbreaking. Fe...