More praise for the book

“As I travel the country talking to young women about self-esteem, I find that far too many are obsessed with dieting and being thin. Their obsessions often backfire into overeating…so I’m happy I now have a book to recommend to them.” —Whitney Thompson, winner of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 10, founder of

“A wonderfully honest, insightful, and important resource for understanding the challenges, pain, and confusion of binge eating disorder. This is a timely must-read for a weight-focused world.” —Lynn S. Grefe, president and CEO, National Eating Disorders Association

“Sunny Sea Gold is one of the best and most compassionate educators about women’s health issues out there. She is especially strong on the emotional underpinnings of health conditions such as eating disorders and obsessive thinking about body image…Anyone who is concerned about the emotional roots of her (or his) food or body issues will be enlightened and helped by Gold’s clear, well-informed, evocative, and caring exploration.” —Naomi Wolf, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Beauty Myth, The End of America and Give Me Liberty

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“Sharing deeply personal stories of hope and recovery from the prison of problematic relationships with food, eating, and exercise, Sunny Gold and the brave women who with her offer their insights contribute to a comprehensive survey of the topic in a manner that is remarkably, if you will…easily digestible.” —Drew Pinsky, M.D., host of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew

“Reading Food: The Good Girl’s Drug feels less like reading a book and more like participating in a motivational workshop. Sunny Gold has found the formula for using her own experience of recovering from binge eating disorder to motivate others to triumph. This is not a passive read! Sunny engages us with her own stories and those of other good girls who have used food as a drug, and then creates a 3-D reading experience with exercises, thought questions, and advice on how to develop a toolkit to overcome an unhealthy relationship with food.” —Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., director, University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program and author of Crave: Why  You Binge Eat and How to Stop

“Sunny Sea Gold has…shined a light on a wickedly dark chapter in many women’s lives, where food and secret eating become substitutes for love and authentic connection. The insights and exercises in the book are relative, easy to do, and can be really quite a valuable tool in moving beyond overeating and creating a life where food is nutrition and self-love is abundant.” —Jess Weiner, self-esteem expert and author of Life Doesn’t Begin 10 Pounds From Now

“Food: The Good Girl’s Drug is a must read for anyone, anywhere along their path to recovery from binge eating. Filled with actionable tools, rich insight, and expert knowledge, this book helps the reader develop a practical skill set to live their life beyond eating disorders. Truly a compelling, authentic, and invaluable book!” —Johanna Kandel, executive director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness and author of Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder

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