Sheila Himmel, a restaurant critic from the Bay Area (and a friend),

Sheila Himmel, a restaurant critic from the Bay Area (and a friend), is reading at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Elliott Bay Book Co. from the memoir that she and her daughter Lisa have written. In Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia, the two swap turns telling the story of how Lisa went from being an adventurous, passionate eater as a child to a spindly, food-phobic teenager. As Sheila says in this profile in the San Francisco Chronicle, “The book isn’t about blaming . . .It’s more about, ‘This is what happened to our family. It can happen to anybody.'”


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