My Rory

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"I keep trying to remind myself that a number on a scale doesn't make up who I am. My weight shouldn't control my mind, but it does. I wish everything about this eating disorder would just end, but I fear that in many ways it never will."

Alyssa Biederman's compelling journey through anorexia began her junior year in high school. From the outside looking in, she appeared to have it all. Raised in an affluent community, Alyssa was involved in both her community and school. She ...

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"I keep trying to remind myself that a number on a scale doesn't make up who I am. My weight shouldn't control my mind, but it does. I wish everything about this eating disorder would just end, but I fear that in many ways it never will."

Alyssa Biederman's compelling journey through anorexia began her junior year in high school. From the outside looking in, she appeared to have it all. Raised in an affluent community, Alyssa was involved in both her community and school. She was an honor roll student, on the school newspaper staff and four-year varsity letter winner in tennis.

Yet, despite her picture perfect life, this natural beauty was unable to see herself the way others did. What started as a quest to lose a couple pounds soon became a dangerous obsession.

Alyssa's emotional struggle with anorexia is reveled in the personal journal she affectionately refers to as My Rory. Named after the friend she pushed away while battling to find herself, this journal is a heart-wrenching account of the confused inner mind of a teenage eating disorder victim.

This story is a must read for anyone suffering from an eating disorder and their family and friends wishing to understand and support them. My Rory captures a rare glimpse of the inner feeling and thoughts of both an anorexic and her family as they battle toward recovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595341474
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 1/19/2005
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2005

    Great Read

    This book is an awesome book to understand the effects of eating disorders on not only the person with the disorder, but the people around them as well. As a teacher this book will definately be recommended to students who want to learn more about eating disorders and their effects or students who are struggling themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2005

    A heartfelt book about anorexia

    This book was very touching. The battle within the mind of an anorexic is very difficult for others to understand. I have struggled with this disorder for quite some time. This book not only helped me feel I am not alone, but also helped my mom and a friend understand just how difficult it is dealing with this disorder. Great book! This girl had a great life and is beautiful. . . if someone like that can struggle with their body image, any one can.

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