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#1 Pablo in Argentina

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:19 PM

I am looking for ED books to read, which ones do you recommend? 

I have found some threads already but they rarely contained any info of the book, just titles. So please tell me about it. 

It's a plus if it's avalible on libgen cause I am broke and these books aren't to be found in the Swedish libraries. 

The ones already on my list to be read: 

Wintergirls
Girl Interrupted 
Pointe 
Sad Perfect
Wasted, A memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
How I live Now

 




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#2 Neverland_

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 02:55 AM

I just finished 'Elena, vanishing' a memoir. It was great. It portraits anorexia as it is. No glamorizing things, not even recovery. It's about learning to live with the ed. it was really great.


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Posted 29 September 2020 - 12:04 PM

My second favorite is "zoe letting go", if only because it's generally a very entertaining book. It's very much like wintergirls mixed with "the secret garden". I would recommend 10/10

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Posted 13 October 2020 - 03:02 PM

I kind of like "paperweight." it's rather cheesy but there's some raw emotion that breaks me down


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“Don't let the cereal eat you. It's only a fucking box of cereal, but it will eat you alive if you let it.”

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#5 laurag98

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Posted 15 November 2020 - 05:47 PM

If your looking for an ED book that really gets it right check out Changing Ways by Julia Tannenbaum. It's based on the authors own struggles with anorexia and is just really good and relatable.



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Posted 20 November 2020 - 08:54 AM

Her Perfect!!!!
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Protagonist doesnt stay sick for the whole book, so it is pro-recovery. It was lifelike and ideal fantasy, though. Teacher/18 year old student romance. TW because of shitty family dynamics. It was such a good book though, i was close to tears by the end
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Posted 20 November 2020 - 12:41 PM

Her Perfect!!!!
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Protagonist doesnt stay sick for the whole book, so it is pro-recovery. It was lifelike and ideal fantasy, though. Teacher/18 year old student romance. TW because of shitty family dynamics. It was such a good book though, i was close to tears by the end

That sounds so good except for the student/teacher thing (was that a major plot point/focus??). I might still read it though!


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#8 Ketorexicbabe

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:08 PM

Check out Nikki graham books !!! She was on big brother and her case is so extreme but my favorite is living fulL Danielle Sherman-Lazar

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 11:02 PM

That sounds so good except for the student/teacher thing (was that a major plot point/focus??). I might still read it though!

Its a major aspect, there is romance and sex, but its not the main focus. Their romance and how it helps her family situation is basically the main plot, but the fact they started as student/teacher isnt the big point, if that makes sense

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#10 blurryflower

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 05:39 PM

några svenska titlar som kanske intresserar? 

 

- "Zebraflickan" av Sofia Åkerman (Artonåriga Sofia kämpar för att komma ur sin självdestruktivitet som drivits så långt att läkarna nästan givit upp hoppet om henne. Om skam, ångest och om rädslan för att bli frisk och bortglömd men även om hopp och den lycka hon upplever när allt vänder.) 

 

- "Som Zlatan fast bättre" av Niclas Christoffer (Kille kommer in på fotbollsinriktad skola, går ner lite i vikt för att prestera bättre men blir ist sjuk i ätstörningar)

 

- "Vissa föddes perfekta och andra som jag" av Anna Johansson (Karoline har nyss avslutat gymnasiet. Det har tagit slut med pojkvännen och hon ger sig ut på en tågresa genom Europa. Hon pendlar mellan nyfikenhet på livet och ett självförakt som leder till självutplåning.)

 

- "I himlen får jag äta" av Camilla Dahlberg (17-åriga Lisa lider av anorexia nervosa. För att bli frisk måste hon lära sig att urskilja och kämpa emot det sjuka i sitt levnadsmönster. Camilla Dahlberg skriver utifrån egna erfarenheter. "Varje dag var ett krig. Jag kämpade ensam mot en hel rad av fiender. Hela min värld bestod av mat, vikt och kamp mot allt och alla som vill tvinga mig att äta." Lisa beskriver hur hon är fånge. Hur hon tvingas göra den mest avskyvärda av alla handlingar: ÄTA!)

 

- "De kallade mig Ise" av Madeleine Krell (Erla är sexton år och får chansen att provspela i ett lag i allsvenskan. Hon kräver mycket av sig själv på träningar och träningsmatcher och äter allt mindre. Efter en tid kommer tröttheten. Tjejerna i laget börjar undra hur det står till med henne.


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Posted 30 November 2020 - 08:55 AM

unbearable lightness: a story of loss and gain by portia de rossi



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Posted 22 December 2020 - 05:01 PM

Wasted is 10/10, my favorite ED book

Other good ones I own are

Stick Figure: A Dairy of My Former Self

Excerpts of the authors diary from when she was struggling with her eating disorder in the late 70s. Fascinating stuff and I found it very relatable.

Believarexic

Another diary book, this time recounting the author's experience in IP. Another big favorite of mine, and the PDF is free on the authors website

Skin (Adrienne Maria Vrettos)

From the POV of the anorexics younger brother watching his sister succumb to anorexia. Made me cry so hard.

The Passion of Alice

A bit verbose. I bought it not knowing what it was about but I dont regret it. The story is about an anorexic in IP who meets a bulimic that she begins to fall in love with. It's a very tragic story that, in my opinion, ends very sadly. Theres a very... lengthy sex scene, and some assault, so if that isnt your thing I'd give this one a skip. But hey! Theres lesbians! And lesbians are rad. Also of english isnt your first language, this one may take longer. It's pretty high falutin.

The Art of Starving

This book follows a teenage Jewish boy who developing anorexia alongside his struggling with his sexuality. Its SO GOOD.

Anti recommendation, though? The secret language of eating disorders. The author is SO FULL OF HERSELF and acts like she knows everything about EDs despite never having one

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"𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗺𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀͵𝗯𝗮𝗯𝘆
𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻
𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘆 𝗴𝘂𝘁𝘀 𝘂𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳⎯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗺
𝗜𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀
𝗜𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗯𝗼𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿
𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹 𝘄𝗵𝗼ʹ𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹" 
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