Brave Girl Eating

Brave Girl Eating

A Family's Struggle With Anorexia

Book - 2010
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"Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that "it's not about the food," even as a family watches a child waste away before their eyes. Harriet Brown shows how counterproductive--and heartbreaking--this approach is by telling her daughter's story of anorexia. She describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded pediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover using family-based treatment, also known as the Maudsley approach"--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow & Co, 2010
ISBN: 9780061725470
0061725471
Characteristics: xvi, 268 p. ; 24 cm

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Apr 10, 2012

This was an excellent memoir. Not only was it well written, but it was insightful and deep. The author made so many valuable connections throughout her book, therefore giving the reader a true sense of what living with anorexia would be like. This is a superb book for anyone to read, but more specifically for teenagers who wish to better understand the illness, and families who are or have struggled with anorexia in the past.

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