The Edible Woman

English language

Published Jan. 4, 1969 by Deutsch.


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4 stars (2 reviews)

A determined young lady who losses her focus along the line while trying to balance her life and relationship

43 editions

Still relatable. Also bizarre.

4 stars

This book is far too relatable today for something that was originally published in 1969. I kept finding myself identifying more and more with Marian, always feeling more consumed by my male partners who want me to be something other than who I am. They want me to meld with their lives, their styles, their desires, their whims, and they do it in such a way as to be condescending and gas-lighting potential issues. That's where I really kept connecting to it, especially as she runs away from Peter and his so-called 'stability' twice.

It feels weird that it's still so relatable almost 50 years later; it's ludicrous that it is, but things haven't changed for a lot of people.

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