Michelle Joy Levine is a certified psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in practice over twenty years. She has helped many chronic overeaters break the destructive diet/binge cycle and achieve real weight-loss success. She lives with her family in Dix Hills on Long Island, New York.
Monica Rawn, C.S.W., B.C.D. psychoanalyst; psychotherapist; faculty, training and control analyst, vice president SPSR; faculty, training and control analyst, New York Freudian Society; member, International Psychoanalytic Association ...one of a kind...jargon free...richly informative book about why people need to overeat...an appetizing scholarly treat while we learn...what makes us tick and...want to eat to excess. Jeanine Klein, C.S.W. psychotherapist; formerly professor, Suffolk Community College; administrator, Farmingville Mental Health Clinic ...exceptional achievement! Should be read by anyone who struggles with overeating...how our early experiences influence our eating...essentially stopping the destructive cycle of overeating. Frederick T. Sherman, M.D. The Mount Sinai Medical Center I have struggled...to help my overweight patients....Finally, a book that goes beyond the mundane and stereotypical...real insight and valuable support. Helen Steinberg, C.S.W., B.C.D. psychotherapist; fellow, Society of Clinical Social Workers ...thought-provoking work...gives hope to those who have had persistent failure in their effort to lose weight. Sheila Felberbaum, A.C.S.W., R.N., C.S. psychotherapist, adjunct faculty, Nassau Community College; author ...a delight to read...of interest to the general public...medical and mental health professionals. Sheila Baum, C.S.W. psychotherapist I highly recommend this book to therapists as well as the general reader....As a clinician treating eating disorders for twenty-four years...this is one of the best...conveys ideas in a simple but powerful manner. Annette Mont, C.S.W. Psychotherapist At long last those of us who have an unhealthy relationship with food can understand why...a must read... Barbara Fendel, C.S.W. psychotherapist; adjunct clinical supervisor, Adelphi University; past faculty, Pederson-Krag Institute of Psychotherapy ...well written...I plan to recommend this book to patients and colleagues alike. Susan Sherman, D.S.W. psychotherapist; adjunct faculty, Adelphi University, School of Social Work ...unique and powerful...join[s] with the reader in a real and deep way...vivid and relevant case examples...I highly recommend this important book. Morton Kissen, Ph.D. psychoanalyst; professor of psychology, doctoral and postdoctoral, Adelphi University; author of Affect, Object and Character Structure and Gender and Psychoanalytic Treatment ...quite brilliant...innovative...a tremendous accomplishment...extremely useful for...[those] struggling with problems of overeating...fascinating insight into unconscious factors interfering with...weight reduction.