Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Food Junkies Blog Tour! (+$50 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Food Junkies
Author: Vera Tarman and Phil Werdell
Series: N/A
Date Published: 2014
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Format: Audiobook 
Genre: Self-Help
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Is it possible to be addicted to food? When does indulging in 'comfort' food become substance abuse? Is it possible that there is more than a lack of will power at work when someone can't stop eating? In Food Junkies, Vera Tarman and Phil Werdell explain what is - and isn't - food addiction, tackling this complex and poorly understood problem through the stories of many survivors and from the perspectives of medical researchers/practitioners. They break down the science behind the research so that anyone can understand it, and take a fresh look at obesity, overeating, binge eating, anorexia and bulimia. For people struggling with these issues — and their families — recognizing the condition is the first step to gaining the kind of support and advice they need. 

Food Junkies (finalist in the 2016 Voice Arts Awards) offers hope and guidance. Read by Lisa Bunting, according to one audible customer review, her "calming voice assists with decreasing the shame so often found with addiction and can open the listener up to actually hearing," while another noted the audiobook version "brought the science to life in a different way than the book. It made it even more real as one can't 'skim' or 'rush' through the life-changing content."
~Try an AUDIO Excerpt!!!~

Meet the Authors: 
Vera Tarman is a medical practitioner who focuses on addictions. She is the medical director of Renascent, an addictions treatment centre. Dr. Tarman conducts workshops and speaking engagements on the science of food addiction and "comfort food" abuse. She has reached audiences across the world. She lives in Toronto.

Phil Werdell is a recovering food addict, a social work clinician, and an educator. He is the primary organizer of the Food Addiction Institute and the International Society of Food Addiction Professionals, and is Director of ACORN’s Professional Training Program. Phil currently teaches Addictions Studies at Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa. He lives in Florida.

Narrator Lisa Bunting is a stage, screen and voice actor, drama instructor, audition coach, and professional skills development simulator. For Post Hypnotic Press, she has narrated the non-fiction self-help titles The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, The Remarriage Blueprint, Voice Arts Awards-nominated Food Junkies and the forthcoming i-Minds. She was named Best Supporting Actress at LA’s Focus International Film Festival, Winter 2015. She is a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity and ACTRA.

 Vera and Phil will be awarding a Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. The cover & title certainly caught my attention.

  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. Toronto? Florida? Amazing that you all got together to get this done! Way to go!
    I have often felt that food was my weakness, much like Pepsi used to be (and smoking never was). Makes sense to me!

  4. I love the cover, thanks for sharing :)

  5. Interesting that it's the audio edition being featured!


  6. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  7. Excellent book cover! It definitely grabs your attention!

  8. Looking forward to checking this book out!