Young Adult Fiction

My Demon's Name is Ed

Author: Danah Khalil

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 1772600008

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 248

View: 502

Danah's eating disorder has a personality -- it's a demon she calls Ed, the voice in her head that undermines her self-esteem and her perception of the world. How can she explain that even when she tries to develop healthier eating habits, there is a demon wriggling inside her mind, determining her every step? The eighteen-year-old author of this novel for teens brings her own journal entries to life, revealing the mental anguish of a teen suffering with anorexia and the terrifying grip the disorder holds on her.
Young Adult Fiction

My Demon's Name is Ed

Author: Danah Khalil

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 1772600008

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 248

View: 2238

Danah's eating disorder has a personality -- it's a demon she calls Ed, the voice in her head that undermines her self-esteem and her perception of the world. How can she explain that even when she tries to develop healthier eating habits, there is a demon wriggling inside her mind, determining her every step? The eighteen-year-old author of this novel for teens brings her own journal entries to life, revealing the mental anguish of a teen suffering with anorexia and the terrifying grip the disorder holds on her.
Religion

Eating by Faith: a Walk with God. My Eating Disorder from the Inside Out

Taste and See...

Author: Lisabeth Kaeser

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504355601

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 4028

In Eating by Faith, Lisabeth invites you into the secret world of her eating disorder, and recovery. And while the illness looks different for every patient, all share a commonality of symptoms physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Eating by Faith will bring you into the mind and heart of someone suffering from the illness in such a brutally honest way, that you will have a greater understanding of the mind and heart of anyone suffering from this illness. Her eating disorder, like most, takes root inside a secret place. This root is often anchored in the lies Satan would have us believe about ourselves. Once established, he will use the eating disorder to separate us from God, robbing us from our joy and our identity in Christ's unconditional love. Lisabeth's story is one of wrestling with the eating disorder, herself, and God. It is about finding her identity in the love of Christ instead of her illness. Taste and See...
Biography & Autobiography

How to Disappear Completely

Author: Kelsey Osgood

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715648977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8512

At fourteen, Kelsey Osgood became fascinated by the stories of women who starved themselves. She devoured their memoirs and magazine articles, committing the most salacious details of their cautionary tales to memory in order to learn what it would take to be the very best anorexic. When she was hospitalised for anorexia at fifteen, she found herself in a quandary: how can one suffer from something one has actively sought out? In this candid and emotionally wrenching memoir, Osgood unpacks the modern myths of anorexia, examining the cult-like underbelly of eating disorders in the young as she chronicles her own decade-long battle with anorexia and rehabilitation. A brave and important book, How to Disappear Completely explores the physical, internal and social ramifications of eating disorders. With attuned storytelling and unflinching introspection, Osgood subverts the popularly held notions of the illness and, most hopefully, suggests that a path to recovery is possible.
Biography & Autobiography

Brave Girl Eating

A Family's Struggle with Anorexia

Author: Harriet Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006172548X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5541

I’ve never had anorexia, but I know it well. I see it on the street, in the gaunt and sunken face, the bony chest, the spindly arms of an emaciated woman. I’ve come to recognize the flat look of despair, the hopelessness that follows, inevitably, from years of starvation. I think: That could have been my daughter. It wasn’t. It’s not. If I have anything to say about it, it won’t be. In this emotionally resonant and compelling memoir, journalist and professor Harriet Brown takes readers—moment by moment, spoonful by spoonful—through her family’s experience with the nightmare of anorexia. A guiding light for anyone touched by this devastating disease, Brave Girl Eating is essential reading for families and professionals alike.
Biography & Autobiography

Being Ana

A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Shani Raviv

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631521403

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 891

Shani Raviv is a misfit teen whose peer-pressured diet spirals down into full-blown anorexia nervosa—something no one in her early-nineties, local South African community knows anything about. Fourteen-year-old Shani spends the next six years being “Ana” (as many anorexics call it), on the run from her feelings. She goes from aerobics addict to Israeli soldier to rave bunny to wannabe reborn, using sex, drugs, exercise and, above all, starvation, to numb out everything along the way. But one night, at age twenty, Shani faces the rude awakening that if she doesn’t slow down, break her denial, and seek help, she will starve to death. Three years later, her hardest journey of all begins: the journey to let go of being Ana and learn to love herself. Being Ana is an exploration into the soul and psyche of a young woman wrestling with anorexia’s demons—one that not only exposes the real horrors of a day in the life of an anorexic girl but also reveals the courage it takes to stop fighting and find healing.
Health & Fitness

Exposing the Demon

The True Nature of an Eating Disorder and What You Can Do to Defeat It

Author: Alissa Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615162037

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 116

View: 4794

After 13 years of anorexia and bulimia, I healed myself through meditation and prayer, and tried to forget my disorder. But when others asked for my help so they too could recover, my compassion and sympathy overruled that decision. "Exposing the Demon" uncovers the internal source of an eating disorder by examining it in a metaphysical light, and instructs the reader to use her emotions, imagination and spirit to regain her health... not for a while, but for good.
Biography & Autobiography

Wasted

A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Author: Marya Hornbacher

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061755552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7690

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.
Psychology

The Anorexic Mind

Author: Marilyn Lawrence

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780494106

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 6772

Eating disorders vary in severity from developmental difficulties in adolescence which may be transitory, to serious and chronic mental illnesses. The Anorexic Mind offers a coherent approach to these difficult and demanding problems, always underlining the point that while many of the manifestations are physical, eating disorders have their origins as well as their solutions, in the mind. While anorexia nervosa may be considered the central syndrome in eating disorders, this book also considers how it links and differs from bulimia nervosa, the more common, related disorder. In the process of the research on anorexia and bulimia, valuable insights have been gained into the very common problem of overeating.The author takes a developmental approach to eating disorders, and is very aware of the continuities between infantile, adolescent and adult experience. Our earliest relationship is a feeding relationship and feeding difficulties early in life are not rare. The view taken in The Anorexic Mind is that feeding difficulties indicate and reflect relationship difficulties whether they occur in infancy, adolescence or adulthood. Most eating disorders apparently begin at adolescence, though if a careful history can be obtained, it is often clear that there have been relationship difficulties at earlier stages of development.If eating disorders are understood as reflections of relationship difficulties, the author believes that they are best treated within a therapeutic relationship. Examples are given of treatment by formal psychotherapy or psychoanalysis where early difficulties become visible and treatable within the transference relationship to the therapist. The most serious cases of anorexia and bulimia nervosa are treated within institutional settings, and many patients have a number of long admissions.Part of the Tavistock Clinic Series.
Self-Help

Growing Yourself Back Up

Understanding Emotional Regression

Author: John Lee

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307434222

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 2306

Someone pushes your buttons . . . you feel rage . . . fear . . . sweaty palms . . . unbidden tears . . . you feel like a kid . . . We've all experienced moments when we lose control of a situation and ourselves. Now, in Growing Yourself Back Up, the first book to explain the idea of emotional regression to the general reader, bestselling author John Lee identifies the circumstances that cause these seemingly uncontrollable feelings and shows how they are directly tied to our experience as children. No adult, explains Lee, need ever experience the helpless feelings of childhood again. Here are his proven methods and visualization exercises, developed in his popular workshops, for recognizing, preventing, and diffusing regression in ourselves and others. He teaches, for example, that adults cannot be abandoned, they can only be left; if we're feeling abandoned we're regressing. He also reminds us that no matter how overwhelmed we are, adults always have options; if we believe we don't, we're in a regression. Growing Yourself Back Up will show you how to: * develop strong emotional boundaries and convey them to others * learn the Detour Method that reverses regression * confront without regressing * communicate with the authority figures who push your buttons * minimize regression at family functions Lee offers hope--as well as practical strategies that work--for conquering those childlike feelings of powerlessness that are almost always rooted in regression. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Self-Help

Almost Anorexic

Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem?

Author: Jennifer J Thomas,Jenni Schaefer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616494980

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 1393

Determine if your eating behaviors are a problem, develop strategies to change unhealthy patterns, and learn when and how to get professional help when needed with this practical, engaging guide to taking care of yourself when you are not a full-blown anorexic. Millions of men and women struggle with disordered eating. Some stand at the mirror wondering how they can face the day when they look so fat. Others binge, purge, or exercise compulsively. Many skip meals, go on diet after diet, or cut out entire food groups. Still, they are never thin enough.While only 1 in 200 adults will struggle with full-blown anorexia nervosa, at least 1 in 20 (including 1 in 10 teen girls) will exhibit key symptoms of one or more of the officially recognized DSM eating disorders--anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Many suffer from the effects but never address the issue because they don't fully meet the diagnostic criteria. If this is the case for you, then you may be "almost anorexic." Drawing on case studies and the latest research, Almost Anorexic combines a psychologist's clinical experience with a patient's personal recovery story to help readers understand and overcome almost anorexia.Almost Anorexic will give you the skills to:Understand the symptoms of almost anorexic;Determine if your (or your loved one's) relationship with food is a problem;Gain insight on how to intervene with a loved one;Discover scientifically proven strategies to change unhealthy eating patterns;Learn when and how to get professional help when it's needed.
Self-Help

Eating Disorders Anonymous

The Story of How We Recovered from Our Eating Disorders

Author: Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)

Publisher: GŸrze Books

ISBN: 0936077867

Category: Self-Help

Page: 432

View: 4320

Eating Disorders Anonymous: The Story of How We Recovered from Our Eating Disorders presents the accumulated experience, strength, and hope of many who have followed a Twelve-Step approach to recover from their eating disorders. Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA), founded by sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), have produced a work that emulates the “Big Book” in style and substance. EDA respects the pioneering work of AA while expanding its Twelve-Step message of hope to include those who are religious or seek a spiritual solution, and for those who are not and may be more comfortable substituting “higher purpose” for the traditional “Higher Power.” Further, the EDA approach embraces the development and maintenance of balance and perspective, rather than abstinence, as the goal of recovery. Initial chapters provide clear directions on how to establish a foothold in recovery by offering one of the founder’s story of hope, and collective voices tell why EDA is suitable for readers with any type of problem eating, including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating, and orthorexia. The text then explains how to use the Twelve Steps to develop a durable and resilient way of thinking and acting that is free of eating disordered thoughts and behaviors, including how to pay it forward so that others might have hope of recovery. In the second half of the text, individual contributors share their experiences, describing what it was like to have an eating disorder, what happened that enabled them to make a start in recovery, and what it is like to be in recovery. Like the “Big Book,” these stories are in three sections: Pioneers of EDA, They Stopped in Time, and They Lost Nearly All. Readers using the Twelve Steps to recover from other issues will find the process consistent and reinforcing of their experiences, yet the EDA approach offers novel ideas and specific guidance for those struggling with food, weight and body image issues. Letters of support from three, highly-regarded medical professionals and two, well-known recovery advocates offer reassurance that EDA’s approach is consistent with that supported by medical research and standards in the field of eating disorders treatment. Intended as standard reading for members who participate in EDA groups throughout the world, this book is accessible and appropriate for anyone who wants to recover from an eating disorder or from issues related to food, weight, and body image.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Sick

In the Name of Being Well, I Made Myself Sick

Author: Laura Susanne Yochelson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452543860

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 7570

Tired of feeling alone in your quest for something better out of life that goes deeper beyond an image in the mirror? Ready to overcome your food, weight, and body challenges through embracing nourishing foods and a path of self-exploration? Perhaps, like author Laura Susanne Yochelson, you are a person recovering or recovered from an eating disorder. Now, you are prepared to stand up and make healthy choices for yourself and those you love. You know how to listen to children when they are in pain. You act when someone you care for comes up to you with the infamous question: "Am I fat?" In "Sick," join Laura as she recounts her experiences with OCD, anxiety, depression, and anorexia nervosa. Sick is a book on eating disorders like no other, including a special section with input from top holistic health practitioners and dozens of healing exercises to engage your imagination. Uplift yourself today by reading Laura's story and see that you too contain the courage to be well in your own eyes and to live honestly from your heart.
Fiction

Florence in Ecstasy

Author: Jessie Chaffee

Publisher: Unnamed Press

ISBN: 9781944700171

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6086

A young American woman arrives in Florence from Boston, knowing no one and speaking little Italian. But Hannah is isolated in a more profound way, estranged from her own identity after a bout with starvation that has left her life and body in ruins. She is determined to recover in Florence, a city saturated with beauty, vitality, and food--as well as a dangerous history of sainthood for women who starved themselves for God. Hannah joins a local rowing club, where Francesca, a welcoming but predatory Milanese, and Luca, a seemingly steady Florentine with whom she becomes involved, draw her into Florence’s vibrant present: the complex social dynamics at the club, soccer mania, eating, drinking, sex, an insatiable insistence on life. But Hannah is also rapt by the city’s past--the countless representations of beauty, the entrenched conflicts of politics and faith, and the lore of the mystical saints, women whose self-imposed isolation and ecstatic searches for meaning through denial illuminate the seduction of her own struggles. Both sides pull Hannah in: challenging her, defeating her, lifting her up. And when a figure from her past life in Boston reappears, threatening the delicate balance of her present, Hannah’s feverish personal excavation becomes caught up with the long history of women’s contention with body and spirit, desire and death. A vivid, visceral debut echoing the novels of Jean Rhys, Elena Ferrante, and Catherine Lacey,Florence in Ecstasy gives us an arresting new vision of a woman’s attempt to find meaning--and find herself--in an unstable world.
Self-Help

Staying Strong

365 Days a Year

Author: Demi Lovato

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466854154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

View: 3002

Demi Lovato wakes up each morning and affirms her commitment to herself—to her health, her happiness, her being. Those commitments are the bedrock of her recovery and her work helping other young people dealing with the issues she lives with every single day. Demi is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album—DEMI—is already a smash hit. She's about to embark on her second season as a judge on X-Factor, and just launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. And she is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere. Demi is also a young woman finding her way in the world. She has dealt deftly with her struggles in the face of public scrutiny, and she has always relied, not just on friends and family, but daily affirmations of her self-worth and value. Affirmations that steady her days and strengthen her resolve. Those affirmations have grown into STAYING STRONG, a powerful 365-day collection of Demi's most powerful, honest, and hopeful insights. Each day will provide the readers with a quote, a personal reflection and a goal. These are Demi's words. Words she lives by and shares with the people she loves and total strangers alike. They are a powerful testament to a young woman standing up and fighting back.
Juvenile Fiction

Running Lean

Author: Diana L. Sharples

Publisher: Blink

ISBN: 0310734983

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7252

Equilibrium. That’s what Stacey and Calvin found in each other. He is as solid as his beloved vintage motorcycle and helps quiet the constant clamor in Stacey’s mind. She is a passionate, creative spirit—and a lifeline after Calvin’s soldier brother dies. But lately the balance is off. Calvin’s grief is taking new forms. Voices of self-loathing are dominating Stacey’s life. When struggles with body image threaten her health, Calvin can’t bear to lose another person that he loves. Taking action may destroy their relationship, but the alternative could be much more costly.
Biography & Autobiography

Making It Home

Finding My Way to Peace, Identity, and Purpose

Author: Emily T. Wierenga

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441227067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8702

For women who have grown up in the tension between third-wave feminism and Martha Stewart, it can be a struggle to define and embrace the meaning of home. There is constant pressure to do things a certain way, and sometimes intense criticism from those who think you're doing it wrong. But what if home isn't really about whether or not you homeschool or have a career? What if it's more about who you are than what you do? A self-proclaimed "former subversive," Emily T. Wierenga has learned the art of making a home and the joy of settling down. Emily takes readers on an unconventional journey through marriage, miscarriage, foster parenting, and the daily struggle of longing to be known, inviting them into a quest for identity in the midst of life's daily interruptions. Through soul-stirring writing, she helps women understand that homemaking is much more than old-fashioned tradition; rather, it's a timeless art requiring mind, body, and spirit.

Diary of a Fat Girl

How I Lost 140 Pounds, Overcame Binge Eating Disorder, and Learned to Love Myself After Weight Loss Surgery

Author: Lisa Sargese

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781450565561

Category:

Page: 262

View: 481

"A must read! Raw, compelling, and honest." If You're Ready to Shed More than Just the Weight, Read One Woman's Remarkable Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing In Diary of a Fat Girl you gain an intimate view into how one woman overcame her past and began anew. Through Lisa Sargese's heart-wrenching (but often laugh-out-loud funny) memoir, you'll be inspired to discover your inner strength and drive to triumph in your own life challenges. Diary of a Fat Girl is a must read for anybody who has struggled with body image, self harm, self hatred, abusive relationships, low self esteem, binge eating disorder, bulimia, or a lack of self love. You'll be inspired to see yourself in a whole new way by reading this amazing book. She Knew What She Needed to Do...She Just Couldn't Lisa felt that she should know better than to hate herself for being fat. As a professor of women's studies she knew she should love herself just as she is was - all 420 pounds of herself. But the truth was, she couldn't manage to love herself, try as she might. And even after two lap band weight loss surgeries, she still suffered from binge eating disorder. In Lisa's words, she could eat "two whole pizzas, three Entenmann's cakes, and a two-liter bottle of soda in a three hour binge" all to punish herself for existing. Something Had to Change Lisa's second lap band weight loss surgery had failed over a decade earlier. But she was too poor and too defeated to attempt a third. But after more than ten years of suffering daily binges, unbearable feelings, abusive relationships, and failing physical health, she knew she couldn't continue as she had been. In 2006 she underwent gastric bypass surgery and began the long and difficult journey to health and happiness for the first time in her life. The Surgery Was Just the Beginning Diary of a Fat Girl gives you an uncensored look at the inner world of Lisa for the year following her surgery - the many ups and downs as she battled her demons, physical challenges, and the painful relationships that had plagued her for most of her life. You'll discover - as she did - that the many thoughts we believe about ourselves - our shamefulness, our unlovability, our ugliness - are surprisingly inaccurate. And you may discover along with Lisa's daily accounts, that it is possible to see ourselves in a new light. Pick up your copy of Diary of a Fat Girl and join the many who have been inspired and empowered on the journey of self love and true health. Click the 'Buy now' button on this page now.
Juvenile Fiction

Wintergirls

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407148710

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6735

A beautifully written and riveting look at anorexia from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson. Cassie and Lia are best friends, and united in their quest to be thin. But when Cassie is found dead in a motel room, Lia must question whether she continues to lose weight, or choose life instead.
Drama

Overshadowed

Author: Eva O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474291090

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 3915

Imogene used to be sparkly, vivacious and outgoing. She used to fancy lads, have curves and love chips. Recently however she has become withdrawn, gaunt, obsessed with exercise. The reason? Caol, her new best friend, who's cast a dark shadow over Imogene's life. Invisible to everyone except Imogene, Caol will not rest until Imogene has been reduced both emotionally and physically to a shadow of her former self. Combining sharp writing and incredible physicality this piece aims to provoke compassion and debate around the subject of eating disorders, by separating the sufferer from the condition. Overshadowed premiered at the Tiger Dublin Fringe festival in September 2015 where it won the Fishamble New Writing Award. This programme text was published to coincide with revivals at the Project Arts Centre Dublin and Theatre503, London, in January 2016.