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Old 11-16-2014, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was updating the Book List Sticky in Newcomers and I realized that some of you might not have noticed it, and we have some amazing books by amazing women who have dealt with Eating Disorders. These memoirs are full of inspiration, so if you're looking for something to read...

Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp (Some of you may know Caroline Knapp as having written Drinking: A Love Story chronicling her decline into alcoholism. It has become classic reading. But, her first addiction was to food.

Gut Feeling by Carnie Wilson

Guts by Kristen Johnston

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda

Room to Grow by Tracy Gold
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I just finished reading 'Wasted' by Emma Woolf.

This is a great book of a woman struggling with anorexia for over a decade. Intellectually she knows that she is unwell, too thin, eating poorly and suffering emotionally, but it's so hard to let go.
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Thanks, Anna! Very timely.

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Say Anna,

What do you find is the best way to access books online freely?

Isn't free best, and audio books easiest? .. I also understand there may be a national free library system.

Oh, would you also please relay how I can have music play on my profile page?

(I've been hoping to 'read' Kristen Johnston's book for awhile)

Thanks very much for all your fine work here!
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I access free books via a public library - Overdrive is the name of the website.
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If binge eating/overeating counts, I'm just now reading Chrissy Metz's book This Is Me. She is funny and bright and honest about her struggles in life, including food (continuing to this day).
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Binge eating always counts.

I have found help from anything by Geenen Roth.

I love Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnson.
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I have always found books by Geneen Roth a big help too.

Recently I came across some clips of her talking on You Tube. Also very helpful.
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I just have finished reading Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins.
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I just read Room to Grow, An Appetite for Life by Tracey Gold. It was a quick read. She was very real. I have honestly never taken advice on how to be an anorexic from anyone else. I think it is just a struggle for some of us to be that perfect. The hospital stays when I was 14 years old helped me to get out of my environment. I just remember being lonely and not having anyone else in that program at the hospital that I could really relate to. I am happy that I left that part of life behind at the age of 14. I am almost 47 years old now. There was a lot more life to live, and it was easier to live life with meat on my bones.

Sometimes I just like having a day when I eat the right amount of food and everything is just easy. I like to slow down and just do a yoga class in the morning and not worry if I am burning 200 calories. I like to slow down and make homemade blueberry muffins. I like to eat a sandwich at lunch and even better just slow down and sit down with family and eat a good dinner. And at the end of day, I have no regrets, no guilt --just a beautiful day of enjoying life and getting things accomplished. It is like being a kid on the playground of life and just enjoying the beauty of your life.
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I recently read "Cravings" by Judy Collins and it was really good.
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