A girl with an eating disorder grows up. And then what?
In this groundbreaking book, science journalist Trisha Gura
explodes the myth that those who suffer from eating disorders,
including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are primarily
teenage girls. In truth, twenty-five to thirty million American
women twenty-five and older suffer from serious food issues, from
obsessions with calorie counting to compulsions to starve then
overeat. These diseases often linger from adolescence or emerge
anew in the lives of adult women in ways that we are only now
starting to recognize.
Drawing on her own experience with anorexia, as well as the most
up-to-date research and extensive interviews with clinicians and
sufferers, Gura presents a startling, timely, and imperative
investigation of eating disorders "all grown up," and offers hope
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