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CRAVINGS

How I Conquered Food—A Memoir

by Collins, Judy

A memoir about food addiction and recovery by folk-pop singer and author Judy Collins with stories of notable diet gurus in history woven throughout. CRAVINGS: How I Conquered the F**king Food— is Judy Collins' powerful story of her lifelong search for a physical and spiritual solution to her eating disorder.

For as long as Judy Collins can remember, she’s been running—away from the demons, the alcohol, and the food.

No matter her path, she could not leave her eating disorder far enough behind--the cravings were always there. CRAVINGS is Judy’s powerful story of her lifelong search for a physical and spiritual solution to her eating disorder. Countless doctors, therapists and diets, plus surviving over 50 years of this hell, have given her great wisdom and perspective.

In her quest to control the food and compulsive overeating, she has looked to the most notable diet gurus in history: Lord Byron, William Banting, Gayelord Hauser, Atkins, Stillman, Jean Nidetch and more. Like Judy, these leaders had one thing in common: at the start of their search for answers, they were overweight or sick from a condition that resulted from bad food habits and addictions to grains, sugar, flour, junk and wheat.

In order to face the “ f**king food,” in order to find a way out of her misery, Judy had to give up the foods to which she was addicted that were killing her.


Folk Legend JUDY COLLINS is a New York Times bestselling author who has recorded more than fifty albums over her illustrious career. With several top-ten hits, Grammy nominations, and gold- and platinum-selling albums to her credit, she has also written several books.

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Judy Collins has looked at life from both sides: as an incredibly successful singer and as a person tormented by addiction—to alcohol, substances, and, worst of all, food. In Cravings her candid recounting of her long and ultimately successful struggle, and of the insights she gained from various diet gurus, will give comfort and guidance to the many people trying to improve their relationships with food.

Quote: Andrew Weil, author

Cravings is a detailed history of recovery and the power of the life force. It’s not only the story of addiction and recovery in our culture but also an inspiring autobiography of one passionate individual finding a way of living that radiates health. Judy Collins is a beacon of hope for us all.

Quote: Erica Jong, author

Blessed with an angelic voice and a shining public persona, Judy Collins fought private demons that made her privileged life a living hell. In Cravings, she rips the veil from her darkest secrets, revealing her decades-long struggle with deadly eating disorders. Detailing her personal journey, she points the way to sanity and health.

Quote: Julia Cameron, author

Judy Collins has enjoyed many triumphs in her long and glorious career as a singer, but this memoir tells the tale of a deeper and darker—and in many ways more difficult—triumph over the twin demons of alcoholism and food disorders. Brave in its candor and clear-sighted in its solutions, full of heartbreak but also tremendously uplifting, Cravings spotlights a path of spiritual and physical renewal for everyone.

Quote: Ron Chernow, author

Collins's radiant memoir shines a light on her almost deadly struggles while vividly celebrating her new life free from cravings and sharing hope with everyone who suffers from food addiction.

Review: Publishers Weekly, starred

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