Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders

Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders

by Aimee Liu

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Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu

Aimee Liu, who wrote Solitaire, the first-ever memoir of anorexia, in 1979, returns to the subject nearly three decades later and shares her story and those of the many women in her age group of life beyond this life-altering ailment. She has extensively researched the origins and effects of both anorexia and bulimia, and dispels many commonly held myths about these diseases with the persuasive conclusion that anorexia is a result of personality.
Key revelations include: the temperament required for eating disorders,the long-term effects of eating disorders on health, brain function, relationships and career,why some individuals recover while others relapse, and why many relapse in mid-life,Which treatment approaches are most successful long-term and how parents can tell if a child will be vulnerable to eating disorders.
Using her own experience and the stories of many recovering anorexics she's interviewed, Liu weaves together a narrative that is both persuasive in argument and compelling in personal details.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759518421
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/22/2007
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 739,109
File size: 679 KB

About the Author

Aimee Liu is the author of a groundbreaking account of anorexia nervosa, Solitaire. She has also written three highly acclaimed novels, Flash House, Cloud Mountain and Face. Liu is the former president of PEN West, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

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