The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted: And Other Small Acts of Liberation (Paperback)
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Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman kicks up her heels and commits a small act of liberation. What would you do if you could shed the "shoulds" and do, say--and eat--whatever you really desired? Go AWOL from Weight Watchers and spend an entire day eating every single thing you want? Start a dating service for people over fifty to reclaim the razzle-dazzle in your life--or your marriage? Seek comfort in the face of aging, look for love in the midst of loss, find friendship in the most surprising of places? In these beautiful, funny stories, Elizabeth Berg takes us into the heart of the lives of women who do all these things and more--confronting their true feelings, desires, and joys along the way.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Open House, an Oprah s Book Club selection, Talk Before Sleep, The Pull of the Moon, Tapestry of Fortunes, The Last Time I Saw You, Home Safe, The Year of Pleasures, and Dream When You re Feeling Blue. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. Berg has been honored by the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She divides her time between Chicago and San Francisco.
“Offer this up to the book club and—what the hell—serve chocolate.”—People
“Pitch-perfect . . . [encompasses] everything you’ve ever felt, but couldn’t put into tangible words.”—Chicago Tribune
“Hard to resist . . . funny and occasionally heartbreaking.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Berg at her tart best . . . There is plenty of lemony snap to brighten the sweetness that flows through The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, a book that shows how well this writer understands women’s wants, strengths and foibles.”—Hartford Courant
“Reading The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted is a lot like eating comfort food: it offers great satisfaction. . . . Berg understands the need we all feel to break free of strictures . . . and how small rebellions can lead to understanding.”—New York Post