The Mirror Lied: One Woman's 25-Year Struggle with Bulimia, Anorexia, Diet Pill Addiction, Laxative Abuse and Cutting.

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Before she turned twenty, Jessica Gordon was raped by the woman entrusted to protect her and nearly killed by her brother, but those events paled in comparison to the life-and-death struggles she faced for the next twenty-five years. In Dr. Marc A. Zimmer and N.R. Mitgang's powerful biography, "The Mirror Lied," readers of all ages and interests will find this narrative spellbinding. Told in Jessica's voice, and based on extensive interviews with her, the authors reveal one woman's lifetime of pain and struggle. ...
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Overview

Before she turned twenty, Jessica Gordon was raped by the woman entrusted to protect her and nearly killed by her brother, but those events paled in comparison to the life-and-death struggles she faced for the next twenty-five years. In Dr. Marc A. Zimmer and N.R. Mitgang's powerful biography, "The Mirror Lied," readers of all ages and interests will find this narrative spellbinding. Told in Jessica's voice, and based on extensive interviews with her, the authors reveal one woman's lifetime of pain and struggle. Woven throughout this story is important information about the habits and motivations of those trapped in the world of eating disorders, as well as assessments to help readers determine if they, or someone they love, suffer an eating disorder. Whether readers are physicians, psychotherapists or academics, teenagers or parents, this is a story that must be read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439257029
  • Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 799,635
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc A. Zimmer, Ph.D., earned his Doctorate in Psychology and is a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. The Director of Biofeedback and Psychotherapy Development for more than thirty years, his unique and notable combined psychotherapy and biofeedback program is specifically tailored to each patient. He consults with various organizations, is a frequent speaker, and has authored articles in professional and educational journals. He co-authored "Dying to Be Thin."

N.R. Mitgang is a noted journalist and writes for theater, television, and electronic media. He is the playwright/lyricist of "Bojangles," co-author of "Mr. Bojangles," author of "I Knew the Man Bojangles," and co-creator/publisher of "Well... There You Go Again. The Humor That Shaped America." He is a former editor at Grosset & Dunlap, and Director of Electronic Publishing for Facts On File. Mitgang has also served as a consultant/historical contributor to A&E's Biography, The Smithsonian Institution, and The National Archives.

Dr. Ira M. Sacker Co-author of "Dying to Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia-A Practical, Lifesaving Guide" (Ira M. Sacker, M.D., & Marc A. Zimmer, Ph.D.) and "Regaining Your Self: Breaking Free From The Eating Disorder Identity: A Bold New Approach" (Ira M. Sacker, M.D., & Sheila Buff).

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