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#1 midnightcriesandskinnylies

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

I've read a few such as wintergirls, skinny, and Thinspo. Thinspo is something we can all relate to. It's a very good novel. Are there any other really good Ana/Mia books?
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

I really liked 'Stick figure - a diary of my former self' by Lori Gottlieb, the book is actually her real diary that she wrote when she was 11 and developed ana but when reading it it doesn't feel like the journal of an 11year old but someone much older.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

I've read a few such as wintergirls, skinny, and Thinspo. Thinspo is something we can all relate to. It's a very good novel. Are there any other really good Ana/Mia books?

Do you have Thinspo as and EBook or Pdf?? if so i'd love to read it. I have hunger point, wintergirls, wasted

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

I have it as an Ebook on my kindle. It's an amazing book.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:18 AM

My favorite is Wasted. I like reading diet and medical books on fasting too. 


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:22 AM

I just finished a memoir called "The anorexia diaries" It was great! though more about bulimia..

 

And I am currently reading "Slim to none: a journey though the wasteland of anorexia treatment" Its really good so far, I'm about half done.

 

Next on my list is "Bitter Ice" which is about male anorexia.

 

I'm an old lady so things like 'skin' and 'winter girls' are a bit young for me. I like memoirs more now.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:01 PM

I just finished a memoir called "The anorexia diaries" It was great! though more about bulimia..

 

And I am currently reading "Slim to none: a journey though the wasteland of anorexia treatment" Its really good so far, I'm about half done.

 

Next on my list is "Bitter Ice" which is about male anorexia.

 

I'm an old lady so things like 'skin' and 'winter girls' are a bit young for me. I like memoirs more now.

 

I've read "Slim to None", that was a good book.

Oh man, I love ED books and I've read as many as I can find. Let me see if I can remember some of them that weren't already mentioned.....

"Something Spectacular: The True Story of One Rockette's Battle with Bulimia" by Greta Gleissner
"Going Hungry: writers on desire, self-denial, and overcoming anorexia" edited by Kate Taylor (shorter stories about such topics, interesting actually)

"Unbearable Lightness" by Portia de Rossi
"Feeling for Bones" by Bethany Pierce (haven't read entire book yet)
"Kid Rex: The Inspiring True Account of a Life Salvaged from Despair, Anorexia and Dark Days in New York City" by Laura Moisin *** I LOOOVED this book!!! I can't even explain why, I just did. I would high recommend reading 'Kid Rex'!!!***

 

That's all I can think of, for now anyways... :)


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

I just finished a memoir called "The anorexia diaries" It was great! though more about bulimia..

 

And I am currently reading "Slim to none: a journey though the wasteland of anorexia treatment" Its really good so far, I'm about half done.

 

Next on my list is "Bitter Ice" which is about male anorexia.

 

I'm an old lady so things like 'skin' and 'winter girls' are a bit young for me. I like memoirs more now.

 

I love memoirs, they definitely draw my attention the most too!


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins isn't just about ED but it features a girl who is anorexic. I'd love to read more ED books but I don't know where to find them. Is there a way to read them besides going to the library?


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

i just finished reading the echo glass and it was pretty good. im working on second star to the right now c:

 

skin by maria vrettos (i think thats her name) and never enough (forgot authors name atm) are really good. they'rek ind of the same theme, they're both about someone with a sister who is anorexic and cant recover. very sad stories. skin is one of my all time favorite ED books tho cuz the anorexic girl in the story reminds me so much of me.

 

wintergirls is ok but there isnt much story to it.

 

i might think of some other ones and come back to this thread later O:


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

Does anyone HAVE any of these books that i can borrow/buy or know if i can get it at a library, or where i can buy them??? I wanna start a loooong pro ana reading phase. its a good way to keep busy in down time


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

I just finished Letting Ana Go and I really liked it. It was really raw.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:32 PM

I just read Letting Ana Go (which I liked, though the characters are a bit young).

I'm mid-way through Wintergirls, it's ok, though it feels a bit lonely.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

Wasted by Marya Hornbacher is a classic.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

I loved Wintergirls, Skin, and Purge.



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

The first one I read was Letting Ana Go, although I recently finished Wintergirls. I absolutely loved the first book... it was raw, and real, and wonderful. The second was pretty good too, but didn't leave me clawing at the pages like the first one did. 


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:59 PM

One that hasn't been mentioned is 'Abject Relations,' it's not a novel, it's more of a scientific study observing and talking to anorexic patients. I've read it a couple of times and I find it quite interesting albeit unemotional but be warned, it's not light reading. Lots of big words are involved.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:20 AM

OH goodness, I have read SOOO many anorexia/ED memoirs.  I love Wasted, of course (triggers me like none other).  Here's a list I like:

 

  • Dying to be Thin by Nikki Grahame
  • Being Ana
  • My Perfect Little Secret (a fairly new release)
  • Good Enough
  • The Mirror Lied
  • Running on empty (it's obvious the author read 'Wasted' a million times - she totally outright copies certain phrases!)
  • Unbearable Lightness
  • Slim to None
  • Goodbye Paperdoll (an oldie but goodie)
  • Wasted
  • Unwell by Leslie Lipton
  • Best Little Girl in the World
  • Thin (the book based on the HBO documentary... very triggering)
  • ... and several more I can't remember

I just ordered some UK ED memoirs and will be getting them in the mail any day now.  Super excited! :D

 

My favorite books are the ones where the person is like totally obsessed, super OCD-like with food.  I don't like the ones that have too much of an outside story as much.  Wintergirls was OK, a little too dark and depressing for my liking.  And 'Purge' bored me although there were definitely funny parts to it.  You can tell THAT author also read 'Wasted' a thousand times.

 

By the way, thanks for some of the above suggestions.  I'll look into 'Skins' and 'Letting Ana Go'.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:24 AM

Perfect is a good mia book.

Edit:  the author is Natasha Friend - had to look for it.  It's about a middle school/ high school (don't remember exact grade) girl who develops bulimia.


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