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"Friedman, a poet and now a personal trainer, tells [her story] well. She is especially eloquent on the connection between food and sex. . . . Recovery for her means becoming a sexual adventuress again. And while we may fear for her a little, we're also deeply glad for her choice."
"Friedman courageously takes on [a] life-threatening illness. . . . Assisted by a supportive family and years of therapy, [she] prevails. . . . Ideal for teenage and young adult women aiming to beat exercise bulimia." Library Journal
"Poignant and gutsy. . . . Written with tremendous heart and offering a courageous vision of one woman's struggle with her self-confidence and battle with her own body, [Diary of an Exercise Addict] offers a testament to the courage and passion necessary to escape a cycle of destructive behavior." Metro Spirit (Augusta, Georgia)
"Peach Friedman’s chronicle of a life with exercise bulimia is the most detailed and honest example of how this disease can enter and take over your life. She exposes every aspect of the emotional, physical, and mental effects this disorder can have on an individual, and with her candidness, I know she can help so many others out there in the world who suffer from this eating disorder." Jamie-Lynn Sigler, actress and author of Wise Girl
Whether or not you have ever struggled with an eating disorder, you will relate to Peach Friedman’s Diary of an Exercise Addict. Not only will you find this book accessible and useful but so captivating that you won’t want to put it down. You must read this book!” Jenni Schaefer, author of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
"A very candid look into the world of exercise bulimia--both the daily struggle with body image and the joy of finding recovery. Through her courage to share personal and intimate details of her life, Peach Friedman shows readers how eating disorders profoundly affect every aspect of a person's life." Tony Paulson, Ph.D., Executive Director of Summit Eating Disorders & Outreach Program, author of Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One’s Eating Disorder and How You Can Help
I found this to be a candid, direct story of one woman's descent down the rabbit hole of an eating disorder. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S. Rice
Okay, I read that several others love her sensitivity. Let me be honest. I am an exercise addict.
The thing that bothered me about this book is that the author, Peaches... Read more
I thought she came through her eating disorder too quickly. There wasn't enough of the struggle told in this story.Published 14 months ago by Karen
Hard to feel moved by this self-absorbed, vapid story. author is so proud she comes from a privileged background and feels compelled to remind her readers at every opportunity. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this was a very interesting book. It really went into detail about some aspects in her life and I felt I could relate to a lot of it. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by JLN
I picked up 2 books in the library on eating disorders at the same time. This one paled in comparison. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by Sleepy
The best book for those suffering with eating disorders, especially over exercising. No one can understand the situation unless you have been through it and Peach does an awesome... Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Jay
Peach's story hit so close to home with me. Reading her book to be very theraputic. This is an excelent example of dealing with an eating disorder/exercise addiction. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by Bamabelle