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  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146647727X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466477278
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,236,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

For more than thirty-five years I have been deceived and devoured by the diabolical voice of anorexia nervosa and several crippling illnesses. However, in spite of these hurdles I have lived a life full of adventure, accomplishment and spiritual growth. I spent the first twenty years of my working life performing as an actor all over the country. After graduating from the Juilliard School of Drama I enjoyed the good fortune of being a member of John Houseman’s Acting Company, touring more than eighty U.S. cities in the course of a year. I also performed at Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre in New York, The Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference in Connecticut, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and The Fulton Opera House in Pennsylvania. I had guest appearances on sitcoms such as “Ellen,” and “Diagnosis Murder,” as well as some national commercials and independent films. When anorexia robbed me of my good health, I had to retire from the acting industry. Inspired by the love I had for my dog Gus, I explored career options that involved animals, which led me to Los Angeles Zoo where I coordinate volunteers and write a weekly newsletter called “ZOONOOZ.”

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P.K. on February 21, 2012
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The Oxygen Mask Rule

there is a new book out.
that's not news. there are lots of new books out.
but this one is--
how can i describe it?
well, i said "oh my god" often as i read it
(and i'm not a particularly religious person.)

it's about anorexia.
it's about surviving.
it's about finding who one is.
it's about finding love and hope.

and there is hope to be found in this book.
hope for the author,
hope for any one who suffers from anorexia,
and hope for all us who...
well, if the author can find her way,
then maybe the rest of us can, too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Wright on March 19, 2012
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"Brave" because it reveals so much of the turmoil, illness and depression associated with anorexia and "powerful" because it opens our minds to the painful struggles involved. Written in a conversational style, the author takes us into her memories in what MUST have been a painful reverie! She reminds us of how often we might unknowingly meet someone whose smile and gentle manner conceal a valiant inner struggle!

It's a book about women's lives, a few men, opportunities lost, illness, depression, coming to terms with the adult we have become and the parents we were given. It's a book about finding our way when we don't always know where we're going. And it's a book about a warm, funny, brave and charming personality which came shining through struggles that would leave many of us behind.

As with most of life, there are no COMPLETELY happy endings but I finished this book with hope and gratitude for having shared a small part of the journey.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L.H. on February 9, 2012
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I'm only part way through it and it is amazing, powerful, frightening, sad, funny, and inspiring. I want to see an eBook copy soon.
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More About the Author

2012 Hollywood Book Festival- Honorable Mention winner in the Biography/Autobiography category.

2012 New York Book Festival - Honorable Mention winner in the Biography/Autobiography category.

Award-Winning Finalist in the Women's Issues category of the 2012 International Book Awards!

http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2012pressrelease.html


For more than thirty-five years I have been deceived and devoured by the diabolical voice of anorexia nervosa and several crippling illnesses. However, in spite of these hurdles I have lived a life full of adventure, accomplishment and spiritual growth.

I spent the first twenty years of my working life performing as an actor all over the country. After graduating from the Juilliard School of Drama I enjoyed the good fortune of being a member of John Houseman's Acting Company, touring more than eighty U.S. cities in the course of a year. I also performed at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre in New York, The Eugene O'Neill Playwright's Conference in Connecticut, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and The Fulton Opera House in Pennsylvania.

I had guest appearances on sitcoms such as "Ellen," and "Diagnosis Murder," as well as some national commercials and independent films.

When anorexia robbed me of my good health, I had to retire from the acting industry. Inspired by the love I had for my dog Gus, I explored career options that involved animals, which led me to Los Angeles Zoo where I coordinate volunteers and write a weekly newsletter called "ZOONOOZ."

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