Summer reading is a pleasure that long days allow us to indulge in – guilt-free!

Here’s a short list of nonfiction, memoir and fiction works that have greatly contributed to my repertoire of understanding the myriad challenges of overcoming difficult childhoods and overeating/obesity. Some of these brave memoirs and amazing novels have been made into movies too.

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite – David Kessler, MD

Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease – Robert H. Lustig, MD

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives – Pia Mellody

Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters – Susan Forward, Ph.D.

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents – Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D.

Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You – Sue William Silverman

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance (film being made)

The Great Santini – Pat Conroy (film made)

The Prince of Tides – Pat Conroy (film made)

Bastard Out of Carolina – Dorothy Allison (film made)

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