The Good Eater: The True Story of One Man's Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

The Good Eater: The True Story of One Man's Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

by Ron Saxen
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New Harbinger Publications

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The Good Eater: The True Story of One Man's Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

At the age of twenty-one, stylish and striking Ron Saxen turned heads on the street. A promising model with a tony California agency, his lithe and muscular body graced the pages of magazines and even the cover of a fitness book. He was headed for a future of bright lights and brighter possibilities-but a dark turn of events would leave Saxen working for minimum wage in a coffee shop and dodging his agent less than a year later.

Binge eating disorder, a malady that strikes some 2.5 million Americans-40 percent of whom are men-led Saxen to gain nearly one hundred pounds, destroying his modeling career and threatening his health and sanity. This compelling memoir tells Saxen's story as he plunges into binge eating, dangerous starvation diets, drug use, and a rollercoaster ride of odd careers, destructive relationships, and personal tragedies-all set against a fabulous backdrop that ranges from the streets of Sacramento to the fundamentalist enclaves of the Great Plains. A gripping page turner from start to finish, this amazing personal memoir will help break stereotypes and shed new light on this common disorder.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572244856
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 03/10/2007
Series: Unassigned Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     v
Magic     3
1968-1981 The Early Years
The Great Adventure     11
Hello, Satan     28
Polaroid     45
The F Word     60
Double Vision     74
Burgers and Blood     90
1982-1985 The Insanity
Bookstore Body     107
The M Word     115
The Dream     127
Shaky Ground     140
Critical Mass     147
1985-1996 The Road to Recovery
The De La Fontaine Brothers     161
Uncle Sam     171
Haunted     184
White Wedding     194
My Bed     206
Another Man's Floor     222
The Good Eater     243

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