Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

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by Erica Rivera
     
 

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A raw and engrossing memoir of a young mother's addiction to eating disorders and her struggle toward health-now in paperback.

At twenty-four, Erica Rivera appeared to have it all: a B.A., two daughters, a successful husband, a house in the suburbs-and a great body. But under the surface, Erica was struggling with an addiction. She developed a

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A raw and engrossing memoir of a young mother's addiction to eating disorders and her struggle toward health-now in paperback.

At twenty-four, Erica Rivera appeared to have it all: a B.A., two daughters, a successful husband, a house in the suburbs-and a great body. But under the surface, Erica was struggling with an addiction. She developed a self-destructive obsession with dieting, bingeing, purging, exercising, and, ultimately, anorexia. It wasn't until her very young daughters began to imitate her actions that she decided to get help-and to trace her disordered eating and body-image patterns across three generations of women in her family.

Insatiable is the raw, candid, and ultimately uplifting story of one woman's plunge into the depths of addiction and her fragile fight to climb back out. Getting to the root of her own problems helped her show her own daughters where happiness truly lies: in loving oneself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425236635
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,216,404
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Erica Rivera is a former guest columnist for the Star Tribune. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota

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Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an amazing read, although I wouldn't reccomend it for adolecence or adults who are not fully recovered from ed, because if the ed is still controlling their minds, they will use the information in this book as a way to further their own eds. There is a lot of detailed information that can give a person "tips and tricks". But it is a very gritty and true account of eating disorders, with wonderful writing style that is reminicent of Mayra hornbachers' "wasted".
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I have never written a book review before. This book actually made me angry. Being in the field of medicine and also struggling with A/B for 20 years, I found Erica's writing to be describing someone with Borderline Personality Disorder. She frequently speaks about her "Norwegian Blond" good looks. She complains about male attention and is constantly rude describing others in her life i.e. "Chemo Lady", "chubby children" etc. She really upset me when she wrote about her daughters. I pray they never read this garbage when older. In reality, her children should have been taken away. I would not recommend this book to anyone. Her book reminds me of the author James Frey and as I write this, the credibility of Casey Anthony. It offers nothing in the way to help overcome eating disorders nor is it very entertaining.
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