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Recommendation for biographies or autobiography’s?


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#1 PetiteBaker

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 12:05 PM

Not interested in books like Wintergirls, YA just isn’t for me. Any autobiographies or biography’s about people that have dealt a/eds written in a triggering way?



#2 anski

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 12:35 PM

- Wasted by Marya Hornbacher

- Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi

 

Then Autobiography of a face was super triggering for me. The author didn’t have an ED but she was left with a facial deformity due to jaw cancer so she’d over exercise and watch her diet to maintain a skinny frame because she felt her body was the only physically beautiful thing about her (since her face was deformed). There’s also a bit back when she had cancer when she was hospitalised in the same floor where a couple of anorexic patients were too and her descriptions of them were so triggering.


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Posted 10 September 2021 - 02:22 PM

Byron by André Maurois

 

Biography about Lord George Byron. The book tells about his  life and more than once mentions the bizarre diet (in detail), which Byron followed  to preserve beauty and thinness.


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#4 BigReader

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 12:40 PM

James Rhodes. Trigger warning for mental health crisis but oh my god it’s good.

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 12:49 PM

The Time In Between - Nancy Tucker

 

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written in a triggering way?

 

oops didn't read your post properly sorry. Dunno if it's written in a ~triggering~ way (haha wut) but one of the best anorexia memoirs I've read


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Posted 12 September 2021 - 05:08 PM

Agree with the above, great book.

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:45 AM

Angela's ashes

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 02:36 AM

I can't recommend Portia's Unbearable Lightness enough!

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