I, Dragonfly: A Memoir of Recovery and Flight

I, Dragonfly: A Memoir of Recovery and Flight

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Overview

This groundbreaking memoir unveils the light and shadows of anorexia recovery—from what it requires to what it can ultimately deliver.

At thirty-three years old, Kerrie was managing a freelance career, her three young children, and a closeted battle with anorexia that had plagued the past ten years of her life. But once the mounting misery finally becomes too much, she embarks on a treacherous two-year journey to remission from this lethal and pervasive neurobiological condition.

I, Dragonfly chronicles the physical and psychological transformations of her recovery, including the panic of witnessing her body expand to unfamiliar proportions and the contention with exhaustion and pain in her limbs that last much longer than she anticipated, as well as the delight of responding to overwhelming hunger and the release of cultural fallacies around weight and health. As Kerrie learns to surrender to the recovery process, she cultivates the authentic self that had been arrested a decade prior, which eventually comes at an agonizing cost to her and her family.

Through the scientific evidence–based approach to recovery introduced in the foreword by Gwyneth Olwyn, author of Recover from Eating Disorders: Homeodynamic Recovery Method, Kerrie achieves a state of remission—a seeming impossibility to those trapped in starvation. Her brutal yet liberating path serves as a reassuring roadmap for millions of sufferers worldwide who seek to reclaim themselves. At the same time, her candid and inspiring story reflects a universal passage to self-actualization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692046364
Publisher: Bald Eagle Editorial
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Kerrie Baldwin is an editor and writer with twenty years’ experience in children’s and adult trade book publishing. Her interest in the science behind eating disorders is fueled by her additional work as a medical editor in the pharmaceutical industry. She lives with her family in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, where she is often distracted by the clucks of wild turkey families, thoughts of her relentless to-do list, and the sight of neo-hippies hiking their way to enlightenment at the Buddhist monastery at the top of her road.

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