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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

here is a list of  ed books

Life Size' by Jennifer Shute
'Upstream' by Molly Hoekstra
'Purge - rehab diaries' by Nicole Johns
'Running on Empty' by Anna Paterson
'An Apple A Day' by Caroline Shaw
'Puppet on a String' by Helena wilkinson
'Monkey Taming' by Judith Fathallah
'Anorexia : a stranger in the family' by Katie Metcalfe
'Weighing It Up' by Ali Valenzuela
''Second Star to the Right' by Deborah Hautzig
'Good Girls Do Swallow' by Rachael Oakes-Ash
Mealtimes and Milestones' by Constance Barter
'Catherine' by Maureen Dunbar
'To Die For' by Carol Lee
'My Body, My Enemy' by Claire Beeken
'Girls Under Pressure' by Jacqueline Wilson
'Anorexic' by Anna Paterson
'Invisible Girl' by Peter Barham
'Dying to be Thin' by Nikki Grahame
'Diary of an Exercise Addcit' by Peach Friedman
'Wasted' by Marya Hornbacher
'Stick Figure' by Lori Gottlieb
'Slim to None' by Jennifer Hendricks
'Perfect' by Emily Halban
A Shape of my Own' by Grace Bowman
'Starving for Attention' by Cherry Boone O'Neill
'Insatiable' by Eve Eliot
'Ravenous' by Eve Eliot
'Thin' by Lauren Greenfield


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

And one personal favorite of mine: "Wintergrils", by Laurie Halse Anderson!
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Haha, i just wanted to add Wintergirls - it´s great! : D

Do you know if there are any books about anorexic guys?
I feel like i could refer a bit more to them, for I am male too, haha.
 

If you speak German, there is also "Kontrolliert unter Kontrolle" (Controlled under controlle) - i still have to read it (bought it just a few days ago!) but I think it´s good - i was told so : D


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Haha, i just wanted to add Wintergirls - it´s great! : D
Do you know if there are any books about anorexic guys?
I feel like i could refer a bit more to them, for I am male too, haha.
 


Wintergrils! I love it! I added to the list right above you :D. And well I haven't heard about any book about anorexia in guys, but I'll see what I can find on google and I'll report back to you!
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Thank you so much!

This would be wonderful :)

I looked for books about guys having EDs once, but could not find good ones - but maybe you´ll have more luck? <3
 


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Wow, that's one long list :D


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

Here's what I found, Soldierboy! Is not much, but I hope is of any help n.n'. "My life as a male anorexic" "The Adonis complex" "Making Weight" "Boys get anorexia too" "Looking good" "Fit to die"
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:58 PM

I've read a few that aren't on your list.  Some of them I read so long ago that I can't remember how good they were:

 

 

The Diary - Amber Knott

The Mirror Lied: One woman's 25-year struggle with bulimia, anorexia, diet pill addiction, laxative abuse and cutting - Marc Zimmer PhD.  This is written in the first person, by a doctor about one of his patients. 

Restricted: a novel of half-truths - Jennifer Kinsel.  I enjoyed this one.  

Shrink: A Journey Through Anorexia - Heather Morrall

Unbearable Lightness - Portia de Rossi.  This one I really love.  

Swallow - Ilyria Moon.  Not great, and it's not so much an anorexia book as it is a love story featuring an anorectic.  

A Fine Line, A Balance To Survive - Lisa WB

A Victim Of Anorexia - Claire Harris.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

I've read two that are on the list : Stick figure, and Wintergirls.

 

If there are any younger girls with Ana out there, i suggest reading Stick Figure as the character is eleven. Even though the book is based on the girls experience in the 1960's and is kind of out dated (like hospital and society wise) is a very interesting prospective to read from. I found it quite humorous at sometimes (can you inhale calories?) and yet so upsetting that the girl was so young. Unlike Wintergirls, this book is a memoir, not a piece of fiction.

 

As for wintergirls, even though i hate the ending, everyone who hasn't read it already should. I've read it four times (:


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

a few more to add to the list:

 

'feeling for bones' - Bethany Pierce

'diary of an anorexic girl' - Morgan Menzie

'never drink calories' - Jennifer Otto

'being ana' - Shani Raviv

'Brave girl eating: a family's struggle with anorexia' - Harriet Brown

'Insatiable: a young mother's struggle with anorexia' - Erica Rivera

'Hungry: a mother and daughter fight anorexia' - Sheila Himmel and Lisa Himmel

'fragile: the true story of my lifelong battle against anorexia' - Nikki Grahame

'kid-rex' - Laura Moisin

 

 

 

Haha, i just wanted to add Wintergirls - it´s great! : D

Do you know if there are any books about anorexic guys?
I feel like i could refer a bit more to them, for I am male too, haha.
 

If you speak German, there is also "Kontrolliert unter Kontrolle" (Controlled under controlle) - i still have to read it (bought it just a few days ago!) but I think it´s good - i was told so : D

 

hey soliderboy! I saw you request and searched up a few memoirs about male's with anorexia. This way their telling a story you can relate to, instead of the factual books lecturing you. 

 

 

 

 

'skeletal marriage: my anorexia' - Jim Kohl

'skinny boy' - Gary A. Grahl

'the boy who loved apples: a mother's battle with her son's anorexia' - Amanda Webster

'ten-mile morning: my journey through anorexia nervosa' - Adam Lamparello

'battle for control' - Doug Erlandson

 

 

If you ever want to chat, just message me (: i've always wanted to talk with a 'guy anorexic' to see if it really is much different then being a 'girl anorexic' Hope these books are what you're looking for <3


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

Skin is good :)


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

I read wIntergirls and Unbearable Lightness... Unbearbale Lightness was absolutely incredible... Read it like 4 times back to back.  And I have Wintergirls on my phone :)


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:10 AM

my favorite is  "more than you can chew" by Marnelle Tokio. love that book


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:56 AM

Just a suggestion - think it would be helpful if people could note which books are fiction and which non-fiction for reference. Looking forward to getting through some of them though!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:06 PM

I feel like there are surprisingly few truly good books written on this subject, esp. considering how common it is. These are a few --

 

Fragile - Nikki Grahame - Non-fiction (reading this for the 2nd time in 2 months)

Unbearable Lightness - Portia de Rossi - Non-fiction

Slim to None - Jennifer Hendricks - Non-fiction

Distorted - Lorrie and Taryn Benson - Non-fiction

Wasted - Marya Hornbacher

Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson - Fiction

Empty: A Story of Anorexia - Christie Pettit - NF, I think (this one is prob my least favorite, starts to drag)

The Best Little Girl in the World - Steven Levenkron - fiction


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

thank you! I love the idea of having another book worm in here. ALSO, some titles I just cant read. Imagine going around with a book that has the word "Anorexia" printed in the front. What are people going to think?! lol. OR someone really skinny... it's just not right. I mean, I am trying to hide it. Not to show it off. Then, again. THANK YOU SO MUCH and I hope my comments didnt offend you because after all, they are just comments. 

 

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:37 AM

which of these books did you all find the most triggering? a nurse was telling me about an ed book that is quite trigger as the author doesn't recover, does anyone know the name of this book/have you read it? xxx


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

I read wintergirls at the begin of the year, i thought it was very good. showed alot of persective. I plan to reread it soon.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

thank you! I love the idea of having another book worm in here. ALSO, some titles I just cant read. Imagine going around with a book that has the word "Anorexia" printed in the front. What are people going to think?! lol. OR someone really skinny... it's just not right. I mean, I am trying to hide it. Not to show it off. Then, again. THANK YOU SO MUCH and I hope my comments didnt offend you because after all, they are just comments. 

 

:D :P

you could always buy an ebook reader/ kindle.. i bought one recently best thing ever no one can see what im reading like ED books. currently reading hunger point, read wintergirls---loved it one of the best books ever

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