Milk Fed: Food for thought on the erotic possibilities of frozen yogurt

new novel takes an original and refreshing approach towards the fraught subjects of eating disorders, dysfunctional relationships and sex

Melissa Broder: her second novel, Milk Fed, is writing at its boldest, brightest and least self-conscious


Milk Fed

By Melissa Broder

Bloomsbury, €18.20

For 24-year-old Rachel, the narrator of Melissa Broder’s second novel Milk Fed, all that matters is what she eats, when she eats and how she eats it.

Starting the day chewing nicotine gum, the Hollywood agent’s assistant then has two breakfasts. The first, diet Greek yogurt, is to combat her low blood sugar. The second, she pushes out as late as possible.

“Better to suffer now and ...