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My name is Lucy. I am in recovery from anorexia nervosa and major depression, each of which almost killed me.
So begins Biting Anorexia, an extraordinary account of a teenage girl's descent into the tortured existence of anorexia and her arduous, remarkable recovery. Much of this unflinchingly candid memoir is ripped directly from the pages of author Lucy Howard-Taylor's diary as she struggled with the torturous condition, offering a rare glimpse into the thoughts and fears that grip the minds of those struggling with anorexia, the most fatal of all psychiatric illnesses.
Tinged with a wicked sense of humor, Lucy's beautifully written, penetrating insights capture the overpowering anxiety that comes with anorexia and reveal the challenge of recovery. This courageous and compelling story will inspire and support those troubled with the condition, and their family and friends, the world over.
a graphic yet poetic insight into the pain and suffering experienced by sufferers of eating disorders.
—Claire Vickery, CEO and founder of The Butterfly Foundation
About the Author
Lucy Howard-Taylor is a student studying English and law at Sydney University, a talented photographer, and a published poet. She has edited Australia's oldest literary journal, Hermes, as well as the university women's law journal, Yemaya. In between writing articles for the campus newspaper, she likes to eat cinnamon toast and dream about studying at Oxford. She lives in Sydney, Australia.
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... a graphic yet poetic insight into the pain and suffering experienced by sufferers of eating disorders. (Claire Vickery, CEO and founder of The Butterfly Foundation)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you have an internal war with an eating disorder, you ought to flip through this book. Since the time I had bought this book, three years ago, I have been through a lot. When I first started flipping through this book, I had just turned 16 years old and was struggling with my own confusing internal war of depression and anorexia. So many marks on the pages of this book from the quotes I highlighted and underlined. "Being caught between anorexia and recovery is a weird thing." I could resonate with every random page I flipped to. That's how I would recommend reading this book - not page by page, but instead, flip through with no rhyme or reason and you will find lines that pop out and speak to your struggle. This book has a perfect balance of RESONATING with the struggle without having any form of a pro sickness stance. The way this books shines an honest reality on the mind of someone struggling with an eating disorder - the intense and conflicting thoughts - is so astounding. This book is a true comfort to those who really feel alone.