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Eating, Drinking, Overthinking

The Toxic Triangle of Food, Alcohol, and Depression
Narrated by: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Why do so many women drink and eat to excess and then spend their days regretting it? An expert on women and depression explains what can be done to treat and prevent it.

Depression is a common and debilitating problem among women, though it rarely occurs in a vacuum. As Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's original research shows, overthinking, a tendency to ruminate on problems rather than seek solutions, often co-exists with unhealthy eating habits and/or heavy drinking. In fact, 80 percent of women who report suffering from one of those also suffer from another. This groundbreaking audiobook explains how these three core problems reinforce one another, wreaking havoc on women's emotional well-being, physical health, relationships, and careers.

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema shows women how to harness their emotional and interpersonal strengths to overcome the stress caused by a destructive relationship with food, alcohol, and overthinking so that they can fashion effective, healthier strategies for living the life they deserve.

©2006 Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Nolen-Hoeksema makes a provocative argument." (Publishers Weekly)

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Not really helpful

This book phrases a lot of assumptions as fact and doesn’t necessarily do a great job connecting all 3. This book would have been more enjoyable with a different narrator.

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  • Sylvia
  • Encinitas, CA, USA
  • 02-13-07

Nothing new here

This book offers absolutely no new information and lots of assumptions that seem based more on the authors opinions rather than actual research. Reads like an article in a freebie womens magazine. Was very disappointed.

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Not very relatable

Most of the examples were about a specific type of person. Half the book was making me feel worse about my self because I drink. The other half was talking about how to talk to your daughter about low self esteem. I dont have a daughter, and I didn't really find this helpful.

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Yawn

The information was delivered in a dry manner. It felt more like a lecture. I’m not the target audience. Obviously.

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The overall tome suggests women are weak.

Struggled to finish it. If I hear "toxic triangle" one more time I'm gonna hurl.

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Not uplifting

I found the content to be negative and depressing. As a healthcare provider in women’s health I found this information laughable at times. It painted women as meek, without confidence, and full of loathing. I had to turn it off

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Zero new information and the worst damn near rating voice I’ve ever heard

What’s truly ironic – is that the authors voice, although she is speaking in terms of advocating for women – sounds like June damn Cleaver. The worst pretentious breathy BS voice I’ve ever heard in my life and I never want to hear it ever again. Stupid book. Complete waste of time if you’re even remotely literate or educated.

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  • Chrissy
  • Woodbury, NY, US
  • 09-23-19

Perfectly said

So glade I signed up and listen to this as a first timer. Very easy to listen too and did not get bored. Susan hit every point on the toxic triangle, which I very much fell into. Would love to listen to more of her axiom books !

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Overcame the toxic triangle

This book was helpful for me to be a stronger person and to not resort to eating, drinking and overthinking when things got tough in my life. I highly recommend the book.

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common knowledge

This book was all common knowledge, not at all helpful. Couldn’t even finish as it was so dull and getting the the resolve wasn’t appearing to happen.