New Life Û The Fasting GirlEbook Author ✓ Michelle Stacey ☆ – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

The Fasting Girl During the Victorian age a time when even respectable newspapers had a tabloid edge some of the world s most renowned and controversial celebrities were women who could allegedly abstain from eating for months or even years at a time In The Fasting Girl, acclaimed journalist Michelle Stacey tells the story of Mollie Fancher, a young Brooklyn woman who became the most famous sick person in the world because of her claim to have lived for than a decade without food Lauded by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top ten books of 2002 and compared by the Chicago Tribune to Simon Winchester s The Professor and the Madman, this elegantly written, compulsively readable cultural history intertwines topics as diverse as eating disorders, Charles Darwin, and the nature of entertainment and celebrity Mystic, hysteric, anorexic, or freak, Mollie Fancher was only one thing for sure a hunger artist who played her audience for decades, wrote The Village Voice It took a probing writer like Stacey to give her a riveting second run. Best Download Kindle ePUB The Fasting Girl author Michelle Stacey – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. The end of the 19th century was a time of great inventions, medical discoveries, religious movements in the form of spiritualism, and large frauds scams During this exciting period, Molly Fancher, a young woman in Brooklyn, NY was severely injured and then took to her bed for over a decade Fancher and her advocates claimed that she subsisted on no food, lived in and out of trances, and developed clairvoyant abilities Rocking the media, Fancher s case sprouted a medical and spiritual debate The end of the 19th century was a time of great inventions, medical discoveries, religious movements in the form of spiritualism, and large frauds scams During this exciting period, Molly Fancher, a young woman in Brooklyn, NY was severely injured and then took to her bed for over a decade Fancher and her advocates claimed that she subsisted on no food, lived in and out of trances, and developed clairvoyant abilities Rocking the media, Fancher s case sproute...

  2. This book was equal parts incredibly interesting and incredibly boring The good stuff an interesting real life story and detailed histories of Victorian era life, medicine, pathology, spiritualism, and pre psychology studies of hysteria neuroses The bad stuff t...

  3. Lots of history, with quite a fragmented narrative and lots of jumping back and forth in time The history of Brooklyn not exciting , medicine versus science covered and recovered, then revisited , history of anorexia nervosa as a diagnosisinteresting and very little about Mollie Fancher herself sadly.This book was researched by a historian and this really shows in the understanding of modern science and psychology presented at the end The author attempts to press the opinion that D Lots of history, with quite a fra...

  4. Great writing but poor structure this bounds around time and goes off on wild tangent But it s fun you can really imagine yourself in the Victorian era More interesting, though, is how similar that time feels to now all these pop diseases attributed to the stresses of modern times.

  5. There were some very fascinating parts to this book what entailed hysteria in the Victorian Ages, anorexia mirabilis, etc There were also some extremely dull parts and ultimately no real resolution to whether she truly lived 12 years or any period of time fasting.

  6. There was a lot that was interesting about this book specifically the parallels between Victorian hysteria or neurasthenia cases and our current understanding of disorders such as anorexia nervosa and conversion disorder, but the description of the central case of the book felt somewhat superficial This may be the necessary result of a scarce historical record, but still left me feeling unsatisfied I was also somewhat put off by the author s discussion of the current use of psychotropic m There was a lot that was interesting about this book specifically the parallels between Victorian hysteria or neurastheni...

  7. The subject of this non fiction book is fascinating It deals with a young woman,Mollie Fancher, who lived in Brooklyn in Victorian times She had a form of hysteria rather commn at the time where she stayed in her room for, like, 40 years, and claimed to never eat, and to be clairvoyant to boot What makes this so interesting is that society was split in its opinion of the matter, with many believing the claims were true and represented a case of a purely spiritual person who had broken the sha The subject of this non fiction book is fascinating It deals with a young woman,Mollie Fancher, who lived in Brooklyn in Victorian times She had a form of hysteria rather commn at the time where she stayed in her room for, like, 40 years, and claimed to never eat, and to be clairvoyant to boot What makes this so interesting is that society was split in its opinion of the matter, with many believing the claims were true and represented a cas...

  8. An interesting slice of a victorian world on the verge of transition between mysticism and science, this book attempts to understand the underlying social causes that helped to create the fad of fasting by women Societal opression, limited choices women had in terms of a career in those relatively recent times, and the ladylike attributes associated with fasting are explored in this book Mollie is an example of what some women allegedly did in response to overwhelming pressure a clever wa An interesting slice of a victorian world on the verge of transition between mysticism and science, this book attempts to understand the underlying social causes that helped to create the fad of fasting by women Societal opression, limited choices women had in terms of a career in those relatively recent times, and the ladylike attributes associated with fasting are explored in this book Mollie is an example of what some women allegedly did in response to overwhelming pressure a clever way...

  9. This book s title isn t precisely misleading, but easily misinterpreted, as the Fasting Girl is not so much Mollie Fancher as the phenomenon of which her case is the book s central example Stacey places an individual anomalous life at the fulcrum point of societal, scientific and religious shifts in thought in the mid 19th century, reaching some fascinating conclusions ...

  10. I found the story of Mollie Fancher interesting, though frustrating I wish we could have gotten some real answers as to how she was doing the things she claimed to do The book was also interesting from a historical standpoint, especially for someone who lives in Brooklyn Mollie is buried in t...