"The reader is in for a treat! Mary Anne Cohen’s book on emotional eating is written in such an intimate, enjoyable manner that you’ll feel deeply understood from the inside out. Like a close friend, she vividly shares the lives of her clients and herself to illuminate how eating disorders develop as a “creative solution to inner turmoil” and how growth occurs through a collaborative, therapeutic relationship. Her writing reads like part novel, part detective story, with her accumulated wisdom presented clearly and with humor."
Martha Gunzburg, LCSW
Faculty, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center.
Supervisor and Founder, Center for Group Studies
"Lasagna for Lunch is a must-read for psychotherapists and clients interested in emotional eating. Ms. Cohen’s openness and use of her own experiences is invaluable and offers a degree of authenticity often absent in such books. Lasagna is a mini-encyclopedia with excellent case illustrations and treatment options. Unique, information-packed and entertainingly delivered. A joy to read."
Richard B. Joelson, DSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work Psychotherapist
Author, Oliver McCoy - The Vegetable Boy
"A feast! Mary Anne Cohen combines professional and personal knowledge with humor, empathy, and scientific understanding."
Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D.
Author, When the Body Is the Target and Hungry for Ecstasy:
Trauma, the Brain, and the Influence of the Sixties
"By skillfully integrating the personal and the professional, Lasagna for Lunch presents a very powerful, intriguing story about the many faces of emotional eating."
Elaine Congress, DSW
Professor and Associate Dean,
Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service
"Mary Anne Cohen blends her skillful professional self with her warm and lively self to reveal what recovery from emotional eating is truly about. Powerful, beautifully written, and funny!"
Celene Krauss, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Kean University