Reviews for Crave by Christine O’Brien

The Kirkus Review for Crave went live on Monday! It’s extremely exciting to have this glowing review in Kirkus of all places, an outlet that can be notoriously difficult to please. The New Yorker magazine staff writer Nathan Heller wrote that Kirkus is “known for verdicts spread across the publishing world, bringing good books to first attention and helping to […]

Christine O'Brien - Crave

I thought you might want these.

The three diaries are old, small, ugly, with fake gold-edged pages and forest green, chemical blue, paper bag brown, covers. Their ugliness was something I didn’t notice until now, as I take them out of the zip lock bag my mother mailed them with a short note, I thought you might want these. I hold […]

Meet Christine O’Brien

Author Christine O'Brien

Christine O’Brien grew up in New York and Beverly Hills and teaches at Saint Mary’s College of California. Her work has appeared in The Seneca Review and The Slush Pile. Her memoir Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing, sold out of its first printing in only 2 ½ weeks!  Booklist calls CRAVE “compelling” and a “page turner,” and Lit Hub lists as one of ten memoirs to look for. Learn more…

Crave: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Christine O'Brien

CRAVE is the story of my mother’s control over my brothers and me and my subsequent journey to break free of the messages I imbibed during these formative years. Learn more…

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