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Perfect: Anorexia & Me

A remarkable memoir of a girl’s journey through anorexia

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Perfect: Anorexia & Me Reviews

Review by Ella Levine:

I have read over 20 Eating Disorder memoirs. This one really portrayed how people can have anorexia alongside moderate forms of OCD. The author writes in detail…her life over 9 years…she was heavily consumed by anorexia and the need to be perfect. However this book is different in how close she is to her family, how incredibly supportive they are..how driven she was by perfection and to please others down to the fine detail. It is also different in that she never once mislead people, told lies, or played games in her illness. She 100% was the perfect patient, and tried ever so hard to get better and comply with all treatment and help. I was amazed.

Also, in the back of the book it has 3-4 letters from family, explaining how they coped from their perspective as a mother, father, sister, brother and boyfriend.

I think this book could be extremely helpful for families and professionals in understanding the complexity and multi-facets of the illness, especially medically and physically.

I don’t feel it’s that helpful for sufferers unless you also suffer from OCD and an amazing ability to ALWAYS want to overcome the disorder instead of holding onto it.

She was amazingly compliant and good! I found the story interesting, but not so gripping or insightful.

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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)

Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be “normal,” Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia — until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman’s travels to reality’s darker side — and her decision to find her way back on her own terms. “I fell for the great American dream, female version, hook, line, and sinker,” Marya Hornbacher writes. “I, as many young women do, honest-to-God believed that once I Just Lost a Few Pounds, suddenly I would be a New You, I would have Ken-doll men chasing my thin legs down with bouquets of flowers on the street, I would become rich and famous and glamorous and lose my freckles and become blond and five foot ten.” Hornbacher describes in shocking detail her lifelong quest to starve herself to death, to force her short, athletic body to fade away. She remembers telling a friend, at age 4, that she was on a diet. Her bizarre tale includes not only the usual puking and starving, but also being confined to mental hospitals and growing fur (a phenomenon called lanugo, which nature imposes to keep a body from freezing to death during periods of famine).

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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.) Reviews

Review by Kali:

This is not a sentimental book about a girl who finds out she has an eating disorder and over comes it against all odds. It’s not a feel good book in any sense of the word.

The author is aware that she she still is a prisoner to her illness but what she has done is come to terms with it; Anorexia and Bulimia are still millstones around her neck but this book is her way of dealing with this burden.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher is not an easy book to read, not because the author makes the subject she is talking about complex, rather it is a brutally honest picture into a life governed by eating, puking, starving, eating, starving, puking, a vicious in which there seems to be no escape.

The author looks carefully into her childhood, her teenage years, her adult life, her relationship with her volatile family, her own detachment from herself as a woman in a man’s world.

I couldn’t read this book in one sitting, I had to do it in stages, it is powerful stuff, I have an eating disorder, and I can relate to some of the thing Marya is saying, especially about how you fit your sickness to suit your life and how you learn to be devious, to hide if from those around you, how the lies you tell are lies that you want to believe and so they become the truth.

This is another book that we should give teenage girls to read because I think that it just might sway some of them from taking the road that Marya took and barely survived going down.

An incredible, disgusting, compulsive, painful, and totally addictive read about a subject most of us would rather avoid if we could.

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First of all, I would like to say that I really loved Marya’s very candid and real way of writing. She didn’t candy-coat or tip-toe — she told the truth. And she told it very well. My warning though is that, as someone who has struggled for a long time with an eating disorder myself, many of us with ED’s have considered “Wasted” to be a how-to guide for starting/maintaining an ED. Be careful. If you are vulnerable even a little bit, please save this read for a later, more stable time in your life/recovery. I do think it is a good eye-opener for parents and other loved ones of someone battling an ED. Not only does it supply the many, many twisted and secretive symptomatic behaviors we tend to engage in, but it also gives a very honest look at the emotions and issues behind the disorder. It’s not about the food, or the weight, or the size. It’s just a mask for something much more severe. We’ve had to resort to using our bodies to communicate instead of our voices. We lost our voice somewhere along the way, and the body became our target.
I don’t feel the book itself is inherently bad or dangerous or whatever. I do, however, recommend EXTREME caution and consideration before reading this. Be careful. Be wise.

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Feeling For Bones

Pressurized family dynamics and a dysfunctional church experience force 16-year-old Olivia to seek her own reality. Hounded by the distorted reflections of mirrors, car doors, and shop windows, she sets things in order by papering her bedroom wall with glossy clippings from glamour magazines.Olivia’s baggy clothes and exhaustive calorie scrutiny can’t cover up the fact that she is allowing her body to wither away. As she encounters small town prying and a tighter-than-comfortable rental house Olivia’s escape becomes her art. And her goal becomes the impossible perfection of the airbrushed models on her wall.Feeling for Bones is Olivia’s story as her struggles become more than physical and she is finally led to the answers she was running from all along.This novel opens a window to the thought processes and struggles of teen and college-aged women who struggle with eating disorders. Young women will find a friend who thinks like they do and mothers will find a compatriot in the battle to help their daughters deal with body image.

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Feeling For Bones Reviews

Review by FaithfulReader.com:

One of Christian fiction’s newest and best first novels, FEELING FOR BONES, is just out — and you don’t want to miss it. In this beautifully written debut novel, newcomer Bethany Pierce crafts a memoir-like look at a young minister’s daughter who battles anorexia and struggles to discover her inner beauty. Pierce is an unusually gifted writer whose book comes across as excellent literature rather than preaching, a problem with so many message-driven Christian novels.

After a distressing church vote, 16-year-old Olivia’s father has lost his job as pastor. She, her younger sister, the oddly named Callapher, and their parents leave Ohio for the Appalachian Mountains where they rent a house owned by their Great-Aunt Margaret and her friend, Ruby, who they call “the Old Maids.” Olivia immediately nicknames the two-bedroom, one-bathroom decrepit house “the Shoe Box.” “Think we can suffer for Jesus here, don’t you?” says her father, ironically.

Olivia’s sense of helplessness and emptiness in the face of upheaval comes through Pierce’s memorable scenes and some rich passages in the book. “I thought of my father. When I saw him in my mind, he was always just looking up from a book, an expression of bewilderment in his eyes….” Her dad quits going to church and sleeps in on Sunday mornings, while Olivia’s mother tiptoes around, trying not to disturb him. “Looking into the shadows of the bedroom, I felt I had physically come face-to-face with the very substance of my own despair,” muses Olivia. She is afraid. Controlling her eating is a way — the way — Olivia has of controlling her fear.

As Olivia struggles to discover her place in the world apart from her appearance, she finds help in unusual places. “The summer job saved me,” she says of her part-time work at a car lot office. Her best friends Mollie and Matthew involve her in creative pursuits and help her focus on things other than food — or not thinking about food. “I ate without tasting, even, crowding my belly…and still feeling, in a different place, a deep and hollow emptiness.”

Pierce is an English professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as well as an artist. These two talents are evident as the novel unfolds in beautiful, descriptive prose. The opening lines are particularly evocative:

“At the age of sixteen, I suffered recurring nightmares. I was running as hard as I could while my destination on the horizon receded to a pinpoint and vanished like the white pop of an old television screen winking out. I lay in a trance at the bottom of a pool, suffocating beneath an invisible, silent weight; people’s voices reached my ears across a great distance, and the reflection of my body was always before me, wavering in myriad and grotesque distortions.”

Following Olivia into her interior world is an education in how some women view their bodies. Glued to Olivia’s bedroom wall is a collage of beautiful women — women in stilettos, women in lingerie, women with thick lips, billowing hair and flat bellies — who Olivia sees as typifying beauty. She recalls her earliest memories of her father reading fairy tales to her, stories of pretty princesses. She remembers her mother buying her bridal magazines as a treat, full of lovely models “getting the prince.” Is it any wonder, we realize, that girls grow up with distorted ideas of what true beauty is?

As Olivia paints and is introduced to poetry, her interior life slowly begins to take on importance over her exterior appearance. The end is redemptive without being in any way saccharine.

If you enjoy beautiful writing and rich, dark, intriguing inspirational fiction, then you’ll love FEELING FOR BONES. If you only read one new novelist in Christian fiction this year, start here. You won’t be disappointed.

— Reviewed by Cindy Crosby

Review by Emily Zielke:

I was a little skeptical of reading Feeling for Bones because I know so many other “eating disorder” novels that include a girl with a body image problem. But the main focus of the story is not the anorexia of a teenage girl. There are so many relatable elements to the story: family dynamics, teenage relationships, and spiritual realization. The spiritual undertone increases as the characters and plot develop. Pierce completes the story with a beatiful illustration of God’s care and healing power. I recommend this story to women who are craving to know more about Jesus Christ and realize him through everday situations. Men would also benefit from the story in their understanding of the thought processes of women during difficult situations in life.

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NOVA: Dying to Be Thin

A 14-year-old looks at her image and says, “I see somebody that is fat and ugly and a disappointment.” She is like a growing number of young American girls afflicted with such eating disorders as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Tormented by an irrational fear of being fat, an estimated eight million young women are torturing themselves—sometimes to death. It’s no wonder eighty percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies. Driven by the waif-like images flooding the media of popular actresses, models, dancers and celebrities—who can weigh nearly twenty-five percent less than the average American woman—young girls are obsessed with an unattainable image of perfection. Dying To Be Thin introduces you to students, ballet dancers, fashion models and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease. Plus, you’ll discover how leading eating disorder specialists are making dramatic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these two devastating diseases. Go behind the scenes with NOVA for a courageous and candid look at America’s body obsession. On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: All regions. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: 4 x 3 full frame.

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NOVA: Dying to Be Thin Reviews

Review by Melissa:

I was so impressed with Dying to be Thin. I am a graduate student and I used this video while presenting on disordered eating in adolescence. My classmates and professor seemed very receptive to the video. This would be a great video to show to girls ages 15 and up. It focuses on anorexia and bulimia as well as treatments for both.

Review by Leslie:

I have read many books about eating disorders, and this is the first video I have watched. I enjoyed it and it brought the people to life, instead of just reading about them in a book. It follows a few girls during and after treatment for eating disorders. It brought me to tears a few times and helped me understand just how serious eating disorders are. I am more concerned about myself now, too. Do yourself a favor and take an hour to watch this video. It is well worth your time, whether or not you have an eating disorder or know someone who does.

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Empty: A Story of Anorexia

More than five million adolescent girls struggle with eating dis-orders, and more than 80 percent of American women are unhappy with their bodies. Christie Pettit knows these statistics firsthand. As a college student with a tennis scholarship, she found herself eating less and less, compulsively exercising, and spiraling downward in a dangerous battle against anorexia. She was starving–but she didn’t know it. Now with a two-color interior, Empty recounts Christie’s gripping story, incorporating new statistics, reflections from her journal, and biblical insight. Her candid retelling of her experience shows the spiritual dimension of eating disorders and describes how Christie turned to the Bible as a source of strength and encouragement to help her overcome anorexia. Pastors, parents, counselors, and those battling anorexia–especially teen girls–will find hope and wise counsel in Christie’s compelling story.

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Empty: A Story of Anorexia Reviews

Review by Natalie Harold:

I thought it would be more of an autobiography or memoir, but it was divided into short chapters that would discuss some feature of her struggle with her eating disorder, and then connect them to a bible verse and discuss her relationship with God. If you’re looking for a spiritual memoir, then go for this book. Otherwise, don’t go near it. It’s choppy and in my opinion, not well written.

Review by Northern Randomness:

This book cannot be judged by its cover. I felt like this book had so much potential, but the word terrible keeps coming to mind. I was so disappointed. Everything the author talked about was in relation to God and the bible. Since I have different religious beliefs, I could not relate to anything the author was going through because I could not get past how much religion was the underlying theme to all of her entries. I thought this book was going to be about the author’s struggle with her eating disorder, but really it just kept talking about what she felt God wanted her to do and how to deal with an eating disorder while believing in God. I would not recommend anyone purchase this book if their intention is to learn more about eating disorders.

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The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

Use the New and Effective Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to:
· Accept Your Thoughts and Change Your Behavior
· Cope with Critical Self-Talk Using Powerful Mindfulness Techniques
· Choose to Live a Healthy Life Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ever before. This severe psychophysiological condition—characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a persistent unwillingness to eat, and severe compulsion to lose weight—is particularly difficult to treat, often because the victims are unwilling to seek out help. This book uses innovative new techniques based on a revolutionary model of psychotherapy called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, to teach readers that efforts to control and stop anorexia may do more harm than good. Instead of focusing efforts on judging impulses associated with the disorder as “bad” or “negative,” this approach encourages sufferers to mindfully observe these feelings without reacting to them in a self-destructive way. Guided to this more compassionate, more receptive frame of mind, readers are coached to employ various acceptance-based coping strategies. Structured in a logical, step-by-step progression of exercises, the workbook first focuses on providing readers with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways they might have already tried to control the problem. Then the book progresses through techniques that teach how to use mindfulness to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choice that will lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into those actions that will heal the body and mind. Although this book is written specifically

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The Anorexia Workbook: How to Accept Yourself, Heal Your Suffering, and Reclaim Your Life (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) Reviews

Review by Juan C. Macera:

This is a very practical book, and I would advice to read anyone who is involved with anorexia: patient or therapist. The one who suffers from anorexia will undestand the characteristics of the disorder and how to deal with it by herself. For the therapist this book will provide useful ideas based on the real life experience of the authors. This is a very compasionate book.

Review by goldilocks:

This book was helpful. It did not cure me. What it did do was help me realize that I didn’t want to keep going in the path I was in. After having the eating disoder for many years and refusing help the entire time, thats actually an accomplishment. I would recommend this book to anyone who is on their last leg and not sure what to do.

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Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia

Here, collected for the first time, 19 writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic’s self-enclosed world. Taking up issues including depression, genetics, sexuality, sports, religion, fashion and family, these essays examine the role anorexia plays in a young person’s search for direction. Powerful and immensely informative, this collection makes accessible the mindset of a disease that has long been misunderstood.

With essays by Priscilla Becker, Francesca Lia Block, Maya Browne, Jennifer Egan, Clara Elliot, Amanda Fortini, Louise Glück, Latria Graham, Francine du Plessix Gray, Trisha Gura, Sarah Haight, Lisa Halliday, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Maura Kelly, Ilana Kurshan, Joyce Maynard, John Nolan, Rudy Ruiz, and Kate Taylor.

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Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia Reviews

Review by literate american:

Anorexia requires withholding–from the self, from others. This book opens up this world of secrets and deceptions. It is ranging and searching–touching on history, ecstasy, motherhood, illness, creativity, and a host of other subjects. The writers have a multitude of experiences and perspectives, and their reasons for denying themselves food are manifold. But each essayist manages to write directly and to illuminate a new aspect of an elusive and epidemic disease. An important, generous, fascinating book.

Review by Reader:

This was an excellent book overall, and a number of the essays (including the editor’s own contribution) are genuinely outstanding. My own perspective is that of someone who has not experienced this herself, but is close to those who have–if this is yours as well, and/or if you are perplexed and bewildered by anorexia as a medical phenomenon, this would be the ideal book to read. It includes a number of perspectives, with all the essays well-written, direct, and unsentimental, and yet from this variety some essence of understanding does emerge with regard to what the disease may actually be “about.” Very highly recommended.

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Thin

The HBO Documentary film Thin takes us inside the walls of Renfrew Center, a residential facility for the treatment of women with eating disorders, closely following four young women (ages 15 – 30) who have spent their lives starving themselves?often to the verge of death. The film deftly chronicles the pervasiveness of restrictive eating behaviors (most of the women profiled learned dysfunctional eating habits from their mothers while growing up), as well as the failure of our current health-insurance industry to address its clients’ needs, while never shifting focus from the women themselves. Director Lauren Greenfield documents with astonishing depth the daily rituals, spontaneous friendships and startling swings between recovery and relapse that make up life at the center. The result is a powerful new insight into one of our society’s most insidious open secrets. A compelling film that delves into the lives of young women with eating disorders, the HBO documentary Thin offers sobering insight into why anyone would sacrifice her health for the pursuit of unrealistic body perfection. Set in a Florida clinic that specializes in treating patients with bulimia (binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting) and anorexia (consuming barely enough to survive), the film introduces viewers to four women. Shelly, 25, is a psychiatric nurse who weighs 86 pounds. Talking to her therapist, she says, “I used to have a personality.” Alisa, 30, is a mother of two small children who joined the Air Force to lose weight. Though she seems to be the perfect patient, it’s obvious her eating disorder has taken control of her life. She just wants to be thin, she says, and “if it takes dying to get there, so be it.” Polly, 29, checked herself in for treatment after a suicide attempt. The cause? She had allowed herself to eat two pieces

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Thin Reviews

Review by K. Harris:

Through the years, I have had several friends with anorexia and/or bulimia–so when I saw this HBO documentary, I thought I’d give it a look. “Thin” tells the story of Florida’s Renfrew Center which is a treatment facility for eating disorders. Following four women specifically, we see some of their emotional highs and lows and the Center’s process of recovery in great detail. I’ve always associated eating disorders with younger (college or high school age) women, so for me it was fascinating to see the diverse cross section of older and even well-established women facing these issues.

The women are candid and it seems as if we have an all access look into their lives. Particularly interesting to me is how supportive friendships can be formed–but in some cases, those can also be enabling. One clique, in particular, starts to take on a negative image when they start disregarding the rules. The sincerity of some of the women wanting to get well is always a question–some work the program hard, some fight it. And the staff must be caring, yet tough enough to cut through the hypocrisy and deception. “Thin” also gives us a glimpse into some of the family dynamics which might have helped to trigger these illnesses. One of the most memorable moments for me is when a mother came to visit. She sits down to lunch with her daughter who is required to eat, and she disparages and picks apart the food served. She is absolutely oblivious to the negative implication this might have on her daughter.

Near the beginning of the picture, one of the women remarks about her life–”I used to have a personality.” This is an interesting and powerful idea. The women in trouble have gotten so caught up in their illnesses, they’ve forgotten how to live. And this notion is repeated throughout by many of the patients. In one of the more moving confessions, one 25 year old patient speculates what her life might have been like had she gotten treatment when she was 15. It’s so emotionally raw (she is trying to convince 15 year old Brittany to take advantage of her youth) because she recalls all the normalcy and joy she has missed out on.

Ultimately, this is a documentary. There is no happy Hollywood conclusion, just an insightful look into an all too prevalent problem. KGHarris, 11/06.

Review by Diana Scherff:

I definitely agree that this documentary is limited in it’s portrayal of the “reality” of eating disorders and treatment. For several reasons, this still isn’t the ULTIMATE look into the lives of eating disordered patients, though it’s the best to date. Patients do die as a result of eating disorders, 7%-10%, a fact that is not made out as a very serious in this film, any one of the women portrayed were on the brink when they arrived. You lose the fact that most eating disorder patients, patients with symptoms as serious as those of Shelly and even those with less serious symptoms, spend their ENTIRE LIVES fighting. Spending years in many different types of treatment, being treated, inside & outside residential treatment centers, as if they should “just eat” because family members and friends don’t understand. As frustrated as those around us can get, understanding the thinking seems to be harder than most any other “mental” illness, because why can’t we “just eat?” I think this film does a good job of portraying how nurses and other personnel act towards patients, and how patients, both inside and outside of treatment, feel that they are not only misunderstood, but basically treated as though our illnesses are just a burden, so “get over it” so to speak, when in fact it is MUCH more complicated.

The only other thing left out of this movie is the fact that men can also have eating disorders and that there are treatment centers out there that are for males AND females, though many are just for females. From my viewpoint, the film also shows the importance of small 6-8 patient residential treatment centers since at least three of the four patients left too abruptly and returned to their disordered behavior immediately after leaving treatment. Such a large group as The Renfrew Center allows “cliques” to form, rivalries, and lack of trust which is a major source treatment failure because patients won’t open up to one another. In regards to the facility in this film, the life of a patient is also limited, whereas other treatment centers with fewer patients find help not just through talking & eating together, but through learning how to be comfortable with everyday tasks like grocery shopping, eating at restaurants, finding hobbies that bring them joy, and many other “outings” to treat the whole person and prepare them for a completely new (and hopefully improved) life without an eating disorder.

The description above “Thin offers hope, but no happily-ever-after ending for these women” is truely the lesson of the disorder and of this film. Like alcoholism, you never truely “recover,” but if you are one of the lucky ones, you can reach a state of constantly being “in recovery,” always with starvation and purging in the back of your mind.

Insurance companies today have somehow moved up in rank over our doctors, telling us when we’re well, what medications we can take, and what treatments will work, despite the fact that they don’t know us, don’t have medical degrees, and don’t know anything about anything. The statement made “People treat it like a cold, but it’s more like cancer” is not only how PEOPLE treat eating disorders, but how INSURANCE treats them. This film should stand as a testament to all eating disorders who are still struggling due to insurance companies who WON’T LET US GET HELP.

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Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery

Anorexia nervosa, in simple terms, is self-starvation. However, it is a complex problem with intricate roots; and, recovery is best accomplished with a grasp of sound information, specific tasks, and the support of others. All of that is provided in this guidebook, which includes:o Answers to questions most often asked about anorexiao Insight from recovered and recovering anorexicso Monika Ostroff’s story of recoveryo Specific things to do that have worked for otherso Information on healthy eating and weighto Suggestions for how to stay committedo A special section for parents & loved ones

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Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery Reviews

Review by Sara:

Reading this book evokes the feeling of talking to a concerned and supportive friend about anorexia. The authors don’t throw out harsh statistics or Freudian theories, and there are no disturbingly graphic depictions of binging or purging. Instead, the reader is treated with affection and respect. It is assumed that anorexia develops as a method of coping, and the reader receives suggestions for new ways to deal with feelings. This book gives the reader a feeling of hope and self-reliance, and avoids shaming language. The authors give helpful, practical methods of overcoming anorexia and learning to love oneself.

Review by :

I have had anorexia for 11 years. I am now 24 and am in treatment. Hall and Ostroff’s book helped me to understand that I was not alone, and that I was in charge. Most importantly, and the most difficult issue to deal with is that anorexia teaches you things about yourself. I strongly recommend this book to someone who does not know where to start. No, once you read it, you will not be cured but at least you will have explored what you are most afraid of–letting go of the control and the selfdestructive coping strategies. I read the book within the first week of group therapy and came the next week with photocopies of certain sections that were very helpful for the rest of the members. This book helps you want to get rid of the anorexic thoughts. You will be much happier while on the road of recovery. Letting go of the obsessive thoughts that come with anorexia was the best thing I have ever done.

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Anatomy of Anorexia

Anatomy of Anorexia is a tremendous tool for families: now more than ever, early diagnosis and treatment, and family participation, are crucial in helping the anorexic. Preeminent therapist Steven Levenkron demystifies this life-threatening disease and shows how the millions of girls and women who are afflicted with anorexia can be helped–and can look forward to rich and productive lives.

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Anatomy of Anorexia Reviews

Review by Michael Armey:

A wonderful book for those professionals beginning to work in the field, or those simply interested in knowing more about this complex disorder. Definately not a book for individuals currently battling Anorexia, Levenkron outlines major therapeutic crises and complications, and applies them to his own experiences with clients. The language is very plain and straightforward, but requires some knowledge of basic psychotherapy. An excellent book to add to your library.

Review by :

As a recovering anorexic, I found Dr. Levenkron’s insight into this disease almost frighteningly accurate. He was not only right on with his descriptions of the stages of anorexia– I couldn’t stop nodding as I was reading– but he managed to put words to things I’ve felt/am still feeling, but have been unable to verbalize. With his emphasis on listing the weights of his patients, I wouldn’t recommend this book for anyone not yet ready for recovery. But for family, friends and those fighting their way out of this disease, Anotomy of Anorexia is excellent.

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