by Susan Shapiro |
REVIEWED BY AILEEN WONG
Abandoned in short order by her husband, her best friend and her psychologist, self-help author Julia Goodman needs help. Despite having written a book on beating food addiction, this self-described “therapy junkie” seeks solace in cupcakes and on the couches of eight different shrinks in eight days. Shapiro’s high-calorie, high-anxiety heroine is an appealing confection who—not surprisingly in this light, humorous tale—ultimately solves her own problems, bypassing bakeries and psychiatrists’ offices on her way to true self-help.