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Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia Paperback – September 9, 2008
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I liked how in the Introduction section, Kate Taylor wrote about various dialectics that people with anorexia experience (although she did not use the word dialectics... I'm just a DBT person). I found that to be a particularly valuable aspect of the book and was a little disappointed that she did not elaborate on this further in the context of the memoirs included.
Otherwise, I would say this book would be good read for professionals as well as laypeople.
I would definitely suggest this book to all the public; eating disordered or not
I recommend this book to be read because it deals with self-image and self consciousness that everyone faces. This book relates to the current issues of the real world even though some authors write about their experience from the year 1948. It deals with the critics parents have on their childrens appearances and how greatly it affects how people begin to view themselves. “‘Your face is too wide for that straight hair’; ‘Your cheeks are too plump for pink lipstick.’” (pg 56). Even though some writers are writing from their experience many years before it’s still applies to current self-images due to people’s opinions on your appearance.
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Fascinating collection of honest and vulnerable personal essays. So well edited.Published 23 months ago by Rose
I've read many essays and books devoted to the topic of eating disorders, and this collection, without a doubt, has been one of the best. Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by Clare Bear
On the surface, anorexia is a tragic disease of self-starvation. Underneath, however, lies an individual with a voracious hunger for life, meaning, purpose, connection, and... Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Deb
Ms Taylor edited a set of really great, poignant essays which delve in the mindset of Anorexia and attempt (rather successfully) to try to explain why, what, how and the when... Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by iffy
This book has very good and varied views of people who have and will always have this horrible disease. Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by T. Scholl