▫️MILK FED | Memoir
▫️Author: Melissa Broder @realmelissabroder
▫️Publisher: Simon & Schuster @simonandschuster
▫️Goodreads rating: 3.58
▫️My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
▫️Pub Date: February 2nd 2021
This book is a unique masterpiece. Totally modern, and unlike any other recent release.
Milk Fed follows Rachel, a lonely Jewish woman who’s lost her way and who is obsessed with counting her calories and restricting her diet. The novel progresses as Rachel meets Miriam, another Jewish lady who doesn’t believe in restricting your body, and they embark on a rollercoaster of a relationship of food, sex and life over the course of the book. It is incredible.
Broder has such an enchanting way of writing, it is like you are totally immersed in Rachel’s brain and while it is easy to get frustrated about the her actions, it didn’t take away from the readability or likeability of the book, if anything, it made the book so much more real and applicable. While the book contained many bedroom scenes, they felt like they had a real purpose and provided a really interesting commentary on dating and body acceptance in the modern world.
Broder’s previous novel The Pisces was long listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, so I’m off to check that out next…
Review By: Kate Jenkinson