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Something Spectacular: The True Story of One Rockette's Battle with Bulimia Paperback – May 29, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press (May 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580054153
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580054157
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.3 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,046,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

In recovery from bulimia for the last ten years, Greta Gleissner uses her experience as a platform to help others. Gleissner has been a contributor for The Disordered Times and The F-Word, and also publishes a personal blog about eating disorder recovery, Life with Cake, which is a Gürze Books Eating Disorders Blog. Gleissner has a master’s in social work from New York University, dedicates her life to the eating disorder field, and is a member of NEDA, NASW, and IAEDP. She is the Day Treatment Team leader at The Renfrew Center of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and has a practice in New York City.

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Greta Gleissner is a New York based psychotherapist and author specializing in eating disorders. Greta's other specialties include substance abuse and addictions, mood disorders, and parent-child relationship issues. In her practice, Greta uses an eclectic approach, utilizing a combination of Relational, CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic interventions.

In recovery herself, her first book, Something Spectacular: The True Story of a Rockette's Battle with Bulimia is a raw, personal chronicle of the devastating effects bulimia exacts upon her personal and professional life during her time as a Radio City Rockette. Greta has been a recovery speaker and writer for the world-renowned Sierra Tucson treatment facility in Arizona. Greta blogs for the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Gurze publishing on eatingdisordersblogs.com, and publishes a personal blog, Life With Cake, about eating disorder recovery. Greta has appeared on CNN and FOX4News, and in publications such as NY Post, Dance Spirit Magazine, The Advocate, XOJane, Fox News Health, and Autostraddle.


Greta received her Masters in Social Work degree from New York University. Greta has worked for Hazelden New York and The Renfrew Center, and currently maintains a private practice in New York City. Greta has dedicated her life to the field of eating disorders and addictions, and uses her experience as a platform to help others, both personally and professionally.

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Very well written.
Betsy
This was a very insightful and easy to read book about Greta's long struggle with an eating disorder (ED).
M. Younger
Greta tells her story with wrenching honesty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 9, 2013
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Greta tells her story with wrenching honesty. It is difficult to read, as you confront her pain and despair in the years of her active eating disorder...but it is ultimately a stunning story of triumph and recovery. This book should be required reading, for both clients and staff, in every treatment facility that deals with ED.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Betsy on April 27, 2013
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Though very detailed (not suitable for those trying to recover..), I felt like she didn't end with everything is perfect. I liked that. Very well written. Good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Younger on June 4, 2012
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This was a very insightful and easy to read book about Greta's long struggle with an eating disorder (ED). She is brutally honest about how it impacted her life negatively in so many ways. The path toward healing was a long journey. As a mental health therapist myself (that does not work with addiction), it educated me on how much an ED mirrors substance addiction. But it was also a entertaining read!
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