I haven’t tasted chocolate for over ten years and now I’m walking down the street unwrapping a Kit Kat. Remember when Kate Moss said, ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’? She’s wrong: chocolate does.
At the age of thirty-two, after ten years of hiding from the truth, Emma Woolf finally decided it was time to face the biggest challenge of her life. Addicted to hunger, exercise, and control, she was juggling a full-blown eating disorder with a successful career, functioning on an apple a day.
Having met the man of her dreams, and wanting a future and a baby together, she decided it was time to stop starving and start living. Honest, hard-hitting, and spoken from the heart, An Apple a Day is a manifesto for the modern generation to stop starving and start living.
“In this heartfelt look at the causes of her eating disorder, Woolf emphatically states that her anorexia was not the result of striving to look good based on unrealistic media images but rather a mental illness based on her need for control . . . Insightful and informative, with fresh insights.” —Kirkus Reviews
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Fallout 26
Chapter 2 Love at First Sight? 37
Chapter 3 It's a Family Affair 49
Chapter 4 The Personal is Political 60
Chapter 5 Heartbreak and the Seeds of Anorexia 74
Chapter 6 Things Fall Apart 88
Chapter 7 Confessions of a Travel Writer's Girlfriend 116
Chapter 8 Miracle Cures 129
Chapter 9 On the Road 155
Chapter 10 Right Here, Right Now 169
Chapter 11 Just a Tsunami Inside… 183
Chapter 12 An Inconvenient Truth 195
Chapter 13 Thank You 209
Chapter 14 An Ovary Scan and a Moving Van 214
Chapter 15 Healing 227
Chapter 16 As One Door Closes… 240
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Emma Woolf is a sincere and honest woman and this is a concise and detailed account of her road to recovery. The more we understand those around us, the more we understand ourselves in a way. I'm thankful for having read it.