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Nonfiction to engage the heart and the mind
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Hungry: A Mother and Daughter
Fight Anorexia
National Nurse (page 16)
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Mother and daughter speak out about anorexia
The Spartan Daily
By Angela Marino
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In Times of Trouble
The Washington Post
By Juliet Wittman
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Counting carrots at the seder table: Local family reflects upon a daughter’s eating disorder
By Stacey Palevsky
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Feast and Famine
Bay Area Parent
By Susan Frey
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Mom, daughter take on anorexia in book 'Hungry'
Katherine Seligman, San Francisco Chronicle
"For the first five years or so I loved Mom's job," Lisa writes. "After that, I became disinterested and then disconnected and finally disgusted with the whole concept of eating out for a living."

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Some with eating disorders are in food industry
Stacy Finz, San Francisco Chronicle
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'Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia': Q&A with authors Sheila and Lisa Himmel
Lori Kozlowski, Los Angeles Times
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sheila and lisa
Sheila Himmel knows a thing or two about food obsession. As a Bay Area resident ("the original hotbed of food worship") and former restaurant critic for the San Jose Mercury News, she is constantly in search of the next big meal.
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Fisher: 'Hungry' hits close to home
Patty Fisher, San Jose Mercury News
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'Hungry,' a wrenching
memoir of family bonds tested by anorexia

Deborah Hopewell, San Jose Mercury News
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Pizarro: San Jose Civic Auditorium seen in a new light
San Jose Mercury News
... it hosted for "Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia," the book by former Merc restaurant critic Sheila Himmel and her daughter, Lisa Himmel. ...
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Opinion: Focus on obesity obscures other eating disorders
San Jose Mercury News
By Sheila Himmel The current health care debate, when it focuses on food at ...
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San Francisco EATS

Sheila curated an exhibit showcasing San Francisco's culinary delights, from the Gold Rush to Slow Food, on display through March 20, 2011, at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove).

Check for library hours. This exhibition includes menus, historical photographs, an array of food writers, cookbooks and culinary history, ephemera such as coasters and matchbooks, and San Francisco food inventions, including gadgets and signature dishes. Exhibition is on view in both the Jewett Gallery, Lower Level and Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor.
photograph by Brian Castagne
Interview with Newstalk106-108fm, Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio
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Sheila and Lisa Himmel on FORUM
Host Dave Iverson talks with former San Jose Mercury News food
critic Sheila Himmel and her daughter Lisa Himmel.

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MoJo Audio: 5 Questions for
Sheila Himmel

Jen Phillips, MotherJones
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A mother/daughter struggle with anorexia
The View from the Bay Watch the video
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Bay Sunday: "Hungry"
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Eating Disorders Help Guide: Book Recounts
Food Critic's Fight to ...
By Aspen/CRC
While Sheila Himmel was judging America's favorite and finest foods, her daughter Lisa was home starving herself. California's Mountain View Voice recently reviewed the book that the mother and daughter wrote to chronicle their battle ...
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Advice Sisters Guide to Life, Success and Happiness Blog: New Book ...
By Alison Blackman
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Reading Frenzy: Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia
By LuAnn Morgan
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Tasteful Authors and Other Foodie News
By foodgal
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An Excerpt from Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia
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You Must Be Hungry
Sheila Himmel, Psychology Today
A food critic grapples with her daughter's eating disorders
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Sheila Himmel, The Dark Side of American’s Food Obsession
Reporting on Health, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
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Barbara Feder Ostrov, Hungry:
A Food Writer Wrestles With Her Daughter’s Anorexia
Reporting on Health, The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships
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Hungry for the perfect body
Joanne Jacobs
In Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia, restaurant critic Sheila Himmel and her daughter Lisa write about Lisa’s long struggle with anorexia, bulimia, bingeing and compulsive exercising.
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I have just finished reading a fascinating memoir of a food-obsessed family. It's called Hungry, A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia by Sheila and Lisa Himmel...
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Olduvai Reads: Friday Finds (28 August 2009)
By Olduvai
Unbeknownst to food critic Sheila Himmel – as she reviewed exotic cuisines from bistro to brasserie — her daughter, Lisa, was at home starving herself. Before Sheila fully grasped what was happening, her fourteen-year-old with a thirst ...

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Book Review: Hungry By Sheila And Lisa Himmel
Basil & Spice, Reviewed By Heather O'Roark
I have to admit, I’m completely fascinated by eating disorders. Fascinated in a car-crash type of way: I want to learn everything I can about them, I can’t look away from any literature I can find on the subject, but the entire idea of starving oneself makes me so sad and almost sick to my stomach. So when I was approached about reviewing Hungry, I absolutely jumped at the chance.
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'Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia':
Q&A with authors

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Sheila Himmel is a food writer. She loves French fries, raspberry meringues and warm brioche, reveling in food's texture, taste and tantalizing appeal.

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Lisa and Sheila Himmel; Photo by Joanne Lee. © 2010 Sheila Himmel.