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Brave Girl Eating, by Harriet Brown

Posted By Administration, Monday, November 1, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In Brave Girl Eating, the chronicle of a family’s struggle with anorexia nervosa, journalist, professor, and author Harriet Brown recounts in mesmerizing and horrifying detail her daughter Kitty’s journey from near-starvation to renewed health. Brave Girl Eating is an intimate, shocking, compelling, and ultimately uplifting look at the ravages of a mental illness that affects more than 18 million Americans.

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Anne Marie says...
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
on 11/23/2010 7:41:22 PM, Anne Marie said
Fourteen months of FBT, and four relapses later, this book taught me exactly what I needed to know to bring my daughter back from abyss of her latest relapse. I am buying a copy for everyone in my support network so that when they say 'I wish there was something I could do to help', I can say please read this book, that will be a big help. Harriet Brown and her entire family have my undying gratitude.
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Fiona says...
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
on 3/24/2011 3:56:12 AM, Fiona said
Beautifully written and a must read for many parents and all clinicians. Brown's story isn't ours and I don't agree with all her conclusions, but her knowledge about science and treatment, her passionate love for her daughter and her skills as a writer make this a very powerful book.
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gobsmacked says...
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
on 5/16/2011 9:56:36 AM, gobsmacked said
This is a wonderful book. It is well-written, and her love for her daughter comes through. It's so helpful to watch the play-by-play of someone else's experience with anorexia. It's also the perfect book to give to friends and family who don't understand what it's like to have a child with an eating disorder. The one drawback is she doesn't seem to be aware of the prevalence eating disorders among boys. I hope she changes this in the next edition to make this more relevant for all families of children with eating disorders.
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11/1/2010, Midwestmom says...
Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I wish every parent would read this book. This story is beautifully written and successfully weaves together the most current information about Eating disorders and the emotional roller-coaster that families experience as they are forced to accept and then deal with the fact that their beloved daughter is being tortured by a life-threatening disease. Added to that is the frustration of having to sort through the conflicting information available regarding treatment options. Harriet's book is an empowering story of hope that I believe will guide other parents to find their own voice and speak up for their sick children who can not begin to fight this illness on their own.
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