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Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia
Paperback - English

Twenty writers describe their experiences with anorexia from the distance of recovery, in this collection that is an important resource for parents, teachers, teenagers, and those who want to understand what goes through the mind of someone struggling with an eating disorder. ...

Here, collected for the first time, 19 writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic's self-enclosed world.

"This anthology lends remarkable texture to a subject that has been too often sensationalized and oversimplified." --The New York Times

Taking up issues including depression, genetics, sexuality, sports, religion, fashion and family, these essays examine the role anorexia plays in a young person's search for direction. Powerful and immensely informative, this collection makes accessible the mindset of a disease that has long been misunderstood.

With essays by Priscilla Becker, Francesca Lia Block, Maya Browne, Jennifer Egan, Clara Elliot, Amanda Fortini, Louise Glück, Latria Graham, Francine du Plessix Gray, Trisha Gura, Sarah Haight, Lisa Halliday, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Maura Kelly, Ilana Kurshan, Joyce Maynard, John Nolan, Rudy Ruiz, and Kate Taylor.

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ISBN
0307278344
EAN
9780307278340
Publisher
Publication Date
09/09/2008
Pages
352
Dimension
20.07cm x 12.95cm x 2.29cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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