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Writing a fictionalised account of a woman's struggle with anorexia nervosa is a remarkable feat. The reality of living with this illness is scary enough and unbelievably chaotic... Read morePublished on January 9, 2011 by June Alexander
An uncontrolable book. So wonderful.
The drama and internal dialogue of a patient toward their doctors and other authority was so spot on
This is a marvelous portrait of growing, maturity and survival.
To call this a book about eating disorders is like calling Moby Dick a book about whales.
I recommend Cardboard: A woman left for dead to anyone interested in glimpsing the inner world of a woman struggling with anorexia and recovery. Very good!Published on March 11, 2010 by Jacquelyn Ekern
'Cardboard' takes you into Lucinda's strange and compelling world of anorexia, opening at a point when she is about to go to hospital having not eaten for eight days. Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by Jane Messer
This is an incredible story. Beautifully written, with a disarmingly honest, charming and funny narrator who engages the reader from the start. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Dr. Liz Ferrier
I happen to have been the publisher of the first edition, so I know the book well. It won the National Book Council Award in Australia, and at the same time sales started to pick... Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Stephen Muecke