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Beyond our Wildest Dreams: A History of Overeaters Anonymous as Seen by a Cofounder Paperback – 1996
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We live in a society that scorns the obese and others who lack the willpower to eat/diet/live lives without the issue of overeating, binge eating and other food related disorders. People thinks all it takes is willpower, well, it's more than that.
This story will not depress you. If you are suffering, it you know someone who is suffering and just can't get it together regarding food and life, check this out. It can help. Note, its a personal history and some of the the drama can seem to be overstated (the 12 steps, the carb wars) but it really happened and highlights the complex world of food issues. Hang in there, read it with an open mind.
Why were our Steps rewritten?
When was abstinence introduced?
What was the carbohydrate controversy?
Where did "I Put My Hand in Yours" originate?
How did the OA Lifeline get its name?
Discover the answers to these questions and other fascinating facts in the pages of OA's first history book. A cofounder, who has kept coming back since the very first 1960 OA meeting describes it all: what we were like, what happened, what we're like now, what we hope for our future.
Beyond our Wildest Dreams is absorbing and inspirational, a reading treat for every member of Overeaters Anonymous and for all those who encourage and support compulsive overeaters in their quest for recovery.
--- from book's back cover