£11.80
  • RRP: £12.51
  • You Save: £0.71 (6%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Inner Hunger has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Inner Hunger Paperback – 1 Jan 1980


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£1.32
Paperback
"Please retry"
£11.80
£8.56 £9.56
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. (1 Jan. 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393333256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393333251
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,739,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

From the Author

Offers connection, understanding, and hope
"Inner Hunger" combines an honest and nonjudgmental account of my decade-long struggle through anorexia and bulimia with specific, well-researched advice about dealing with an eating disorder. I am hoping that the personal portion of the book will open readers to the possibility of examining the root causes of their own behavior, and the advice portion will give them the tools they need to do so. This book offers connection, understanding, and hope for girls and women with eating disorders, as well as their parents, friends, and partners. I look forward to reading your comments about the book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
Our biology includes our innate physical and chemical make-up. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
My recent academic journey into the sometimes frightening world of eating disorders has put me more in touch with the maturation struggles and survival aspects of contemporary young women. Marianne Apostolides' revealing look at her own history as the daughter of an immigrant father and a first generation Greek-American mother has put a very real face on eating disorders as the little-understood symptoms of aculturalization that plague a very large segment of American girls and women. Apostolides takes the reader from her first moments of anorexic behavior through her decade-long period of bulimia to her eventual release from the need to express herself throught these behaviors.
While the journey described in Inner Hunger is painfully graphic at times, the eventual results are rewarding for anyone who will survive Apostolides' journey with her. Apostolides has done a great service to present sufferers, their families and friends by presenting the much-needed hope that survival can be achieved.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 May 1999
Format: Hardcover
This was a good book, and, as a sufferer of anorexia and bulimia, I could semi-relate to it. However, it seemed to be the same situations over and over again and the same solutions. I believe, if you want a better read of a personal account of anorexia/bulimia, read WASTED by Marya Hornbacher.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By A Customer on 27 Oct. 1998
Format: Hardcover
A powerful beginning for one woman on the road to recovery. The book not only depicts a specific struggle, but manages to detail the irony of suburbia as a utopia, and the fine line between control and chaos that seems inherent in those who strive to be the best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 8 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Boring 25 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I expected to find wisdom I could apply to my own life and my own decade-long struggle with bulimia. Although I didn't find the author as self-obssessed as many eating-disorder memoir authors, the book was just plain DULL. A better writer might have made this story interesting, but as it stands, it's just a dull rehash of a story we've read a million times in TEEN magazine.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Same old analysis on the eating disorders 22 Feb. 2002
By CoffeeGurl - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As someone who suffered from eating disorders during her teens, I often read books and memoirs on Anorexia and Bulimia. I like to read about other people's experiences with the disorders and how their stories differ from, or resemble, mine. However, Inner Hunger offered nothing new to the complex world of eating disorders.
Apostolides researched the illness and illustrated the behavioral patterns of Anorexia by making thorough research and writing about her own experience. Fine. But everything that was said in this book was nothing new to me, I'm afraid. I know most of the things discussed in this book from having read other books or memoirs. However, if you are new to the subjects of Anorexia and Bulimia and you are looking for precise information on said disorders, then this is the book to look for. All and all, it can't be denied that her research was well done.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good, but not appealing to everyone... 1 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This was a good book, and, as a sufferer of anorexia and bulimia, I could semi-relate to it. However, it seemed to be the same situations over and over again and the same solutions. I believe, if you want a better read of a personal account of anorexia/bulimia, read WASTED by Marya Hornbacher.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
good 25 Jun. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
For many people inner hunger seems repetitive and somewhat boring. At times, i myself felt that as well. However,i loved the book so much because i could relate to it. i feel everything that she felt and went through. Everything that i can't say the right way, everything that i can't tell my parents is right there. i even have gone through the same eating patterns, from starving myself for weeks, to eating all the food i could find, to then throwing it up. this may not be the most exciting book, but it definately made me feel as though i'm not alone.
"Inner Hunger" 22 May 2002
By Meagan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The novel, "Inner Hunger" by Marianne Apostolides, is about a young girl who struggles with the effects of Anorexia and Bulimia. This book is full of advice to victims, parents, friends, teachers' etc. Although, I have not experienced one of these eating disorders, the author has and it make the novel all the better. The reader gets an inside view of what life is like with anorexia or bulimia.
Approximately, one out of ten teenage girls is affected by any of these eating disorders. They most likely to this because they don't feel pretty enough, or cool enough, or smart or judged unfairly. They feel as if this is the only way they are going to feel loved or be happy. But, after the disorder has destroyed their bodies, they realize that it wasn't worth the pain and the struggle.
These novel gives excellent advice to loved ones and people dealing with someone that had an eating disorder. This advice is practical, so it may not seem as it would be the right thing to do. But, coming from a survivor of both anorexia and bulimia, it means a lot.
I think that anyone that is struggling with the disease or knows someone, who is, should read this book. Even if you just are interested in the subject. Then is would be a good book for them, also. The novel gives an excellent insight of the diseases to lets people realize the harm that can be done by using them. Everyone should be informed and aware of eating disorders for themselves and other they may care about. That's why I give this book a five star rating.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback