Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101148624
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 589,065
  • File size: 395 KB

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2011

    Waste of time unless you want to read about self-glorification

    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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