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Hunger Speaks

Paperback – December 11th, 2009

Paperback | $14.95 Ebook | $6.95

An eating disorder can be a dead end or a door opening to a life better than can imagine. Hunger Speaks is a memoir told in poetry.

  • Breaks the silence of food addiction
  • Reveals the turbulence of early recovery
  • Unveils the spiral process of healing
  • Sings the self-renewal and celebration of recovery

Carolyn Jennings’ clear, strong poems offer possibility, understanding, and companionship, “a kind of promise,” as one reader wrote, to “…those of us who choose to follow where she leads.”


Title: Hunger Speaks: A Memoir Told in Poetry. A Celebration of Recovery from an Eating Disorder
Author: Carolyn Jennings
ISBN – Trade Paperback: 978-0-9822015-1-0
BISAC: Self-Help : Eating Disorders – General, Poetry : American – General, Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Pages: 168
Price: Trade Paperback – $14.95. eBook UPDF $6.95.
Trim: 6×9
Publication date: December 11th, 2009

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5.0 out of 5 stars - Personal and moving
By Amazon Customer on January 28, 2010

This book tells a woman's story of self examination and healing in elegant, revealing poetry. I loved the way I felt as if I had been invited into an intelligent, thoughtful, warm and honest conversation every time I opened the book. It was a pleasure to read and I'll be looking forward to more of her work.


5.0 out of 5 stars - Honest & Thought Provoking
By Taryn M. Browne on March 27, 2010

I love this book of poems. Carolyn captures her journey of recovery beautifully. She is honest and generous with her experiences. It is a powerful reminder of the complexities of our lives, the pain we fit ourselves around so neatly but at great personal cost and the inspiration we can become to others by breaking out of the insanity of addictions/compulsive disorders, etc. I go back to this book again and again for uplift and inspiration.


5.0 out of 5 stars -Compelling Story-Telling in Crystalline Poetry
By Patricia W. Owen on March 12, 2010

Hunger Speaks is riveting as a story that builds with incredible intensity. I love the believable human drama where even the "villains" have multi-dimensional characteristics. They are multi-faceted just like all of us. The warmth and healing at the heart of the story make the hard times bearable. What a gift to the reader!


5.0 out of 5 stars - brave, true, healing
By Valerie A Szarek on May 21, 2014

Ms Jennings book is fearless, present and healing. Beautifully sculpted and an intimate into her journey towards wholeness. An accessible invitation into your own journey through this beautiful work.


5.0 out of 5 stars - Author as Dancer
By Colette Gill on November 17, 2010

Carolyn Jennings' excellent memoir, HUNGER SPEAKS, brought back what William Empson wrote, "Language is a thin ice over a deep dark pond and the poet is a dancer over the ice, writing with her skates." No danger, no delight! This skillful skater gracefully cuts into our consciousness her deprivations--and joys.

Empson also said, "Poems are not packets of pills." But Ms. Jennings' glittering poems prove that,
as they enact fear, hollowness, hurt--thrills, sweetness, mastery--our cheeks and fingers freeze and thaw. We come alive on that pond. We are changed.