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Life Without ED, by Jenni Schaefer

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
"Great book to show the internal dialogue of someone with an ED and the stages of recovery."

Tags:  biography  recovery  Schaefer 

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9/30/2010, Jennifer says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A wonderful book chronicling a young woman's fight to recover from anorexia. Provides some practical ideas for activities the person with anorexia can engage in to help themselves.
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9/30/2010, IrishUp says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This provides enormous insight into the sufferers experience - which is horrible and chaotic in the extreme! Also provides interesting insight into therapeutic measures that help support the patient's recovery. I'd recommend this especially if you have a loved one with ED, but are having a hard time understanding what it is they are going through.
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9/30/2010, Maria says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This book got me inside my daughter's head. It helped me understand the stages that ED patients go through as they fight to get rid of ED. This is an honest book that was difficult for me to read at times because the internal dialogue is so painful to listen to. Jenni does a magnificent job of expressing exactly what she felt. I feel that I was able to help my daughter through the last stages of the disease in a much more informed way because I read this book.
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9/30/2010, Mym says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I never thought I would find something funny about Ed but Jenni approaches her recovery with commitment and humility - and manages to make you laugh occasionally. It is hard as a parent to understand what Ed does to our children but Jenni's account allows you experience just how tenacious and convincing Ed can be.
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9/30/2010, Therese says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Excellent book detailing the mental struggle, from a sufferers standpoint, of anorexia nervosa. For anyone who still thinks that eating disorders are a choice for those who have them it is very educational to read first hand accounts such as this so you get a clear picture of why choice is not involved.
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5/16/2011, gobsmacked says...
Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014
My daughter's first therapist wanted her to read this book, and I read it first to make sure I though it would be okay. I don't think it is at all appropriate for a young teenage sufferer in the throes of an illness, but it was extremely helpful to me, as her parent, to help me understand how ED makes her think. The book is more intended for sufferers, but I think it is better for caregivers.
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