No matter what mood you are in,or what you are dealing with,Eat Your Feelings:Recipes for Self-Loathing,has a recipe for it. Did you discover your closest friend was never really your friend at all? How about a “Best Friend is a Total Bitch Grilled Cheese Sandwich”? Couldn’t wait for your husband to leave for work this morning? Whip up “Your Marriage is a Disaster Sicilian Lasagna”. Career going nowhere? Surely some “Forty Years Old and Fired From Starbucks Chewy Fruit and Nut Cookie Stacks”will make you feel better.
Heather Whaley has written a very funny book/cookbook that could possibly replace your therapist. Yes,the recipe names are funny and many of the recipes look quite good,but she also describes in hilarious detail how to cook. For example,when making the “Baby Won’t Stop Crying Nachos Supreme”,one should:
Preheat oven to 350. Using your most soothing voice,talk to baby,explaining that you are making nachos. Spread chips on baking sheet. Tell baby that nachos are a delicious treat that someday she will enjoy,particularly in college –if she makes it to college. Realize baby does not understand you –seems,in fact,to cry louder at the sound of your voice. Wonder if baby will always be ungrateful.
Whaley also provides some very helpful lists at the end of the book,including:
Some Places To Eat Your Feelings (such as “across the street from your old boyfriend’s house”),
Some Books To Read While Eating Your Feelings (like “Sex For Dummies”),&
Some Music To Listen to While Eating Your Feelings (“You’re So Vain”by Carly Simon is a good choice).
Life isn’t perfect,but Eat Your Feelings is here to help ease the pain –one meal at a time.
About the Author: Heather Whaley is a writer,actress and lifelong eater. She lives in New York City. You can visit Heather here.