From Library Journal
Andersen (psychiatry, Iowa State Univ.; ed., Males with Eating Disorders), Leigh Cohn (ed., Eating Disorders, the Journal of Treatment and Prevention), and Thomas Holbrook, a medical specialist, also address men's concerns with physical appearance, drawing attention to fat as a men's issue and focusing on obesity and eating disorders. After extended discussions on the developmental, social, and evolutionary factors contributing to appearance ad self-esteem, the authors provide "a proactive proposition for men who want to feel and look better" in "Ten Steps to Healthy Living," with advice on nutrition, exercise, relationships, and social and spiritual concerns. Holbrook relates his own story of recovery from eating disorders and excessive exercise. Courses of treatment are described, and a final chapter offers advice for families and loved ones... [Gives] reading lists and resources on where to seek further help... recommended for public library collections.Lucille M. Boone, San Jose P.L., CA
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"A powerful, much-needed exposé of the current state of the male psyche and body image." -- Margo Maine, Ph.D. Author of Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters & Food
"A terrific book about men's concerns with their shape and weight. Highly recommended!" -- John P. Foreyt, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
"Finally, weight-obsessed men have an exceptional resource that is authoritative, sensitive and practical." -- David M. Garner, Ph.D. Co-editor, Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders
"This book is a very accessible, highly practical combination of the authors' personal, professional, and political experiences in helping males." -- Michael Levine, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
"This will be the standard text on males and eating disorders for years to come." -- Craig Johnson, Ph.D. President-elect of Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention