by Stephanie Covington Armstrong
Stephanie Covington Armstrong does not fit the stereotype of a woman with an eating disorder. She grew up poor and hungry in the inner city. Foster care, sexual abuse, and overwhelming insecurity defined her early years. But the biggest difference is her race: Stephanie is black. In this moving first-person narrative, Armstrong describes her struggle as a black woman with a disorder consistently portrayed as a white woman’s problem.
by Jenni Schaefer
Jenni Schaefer and Ed (eating disorder) are no longer on speaking terms, not even in her most difficult moments. In her bestseller, Life Without Ed, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition-enabling her to break up with Ed once and for all. In Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, Jenni shows you that being fully recovered is not just about breaking free from destructive behaviors with food and having a healthy relationship with your body; it also means finding joy and peace in your life.
by Caroline Adams Miller
Twenty-five years ago, Harvard graduate Caroline Adams Miller published the first major autobiography by a bulimia survivor, My Name is Caroline, an international best-seller that shed new light on how to recover at a time when little was known about how to treat eating disorders. An alternate selection of the Literary Guild, the book tells the story of how Caroline’s privileged Washington, DC life of competitive swimming, private schools and academic success masked her descent into bulimia, which she hid from everyone, even while graduating magna cum laude from Harvard and marrying her college sweetheart.
by Caroline Adams Miller
Since the publication of My Name is Caroline, Caroline has received over 100,000 emails, letters and calls from people who said the book gave them hope, but they also wanted to know something more important: Did she STAY in recovery? Positively Caroline is the first autobiography about decades of unbroken bulimia recovery, including descriptions of how Caroline’s recovery continued to evolve through diagnoses of depression and ADHD, bankruptcy, pregnancies and childbirth, and the painful legacy of childhood abuse.
by Angelo Thomas
Six months ago, nineteen year-old Jake Parker was on top of the world as a platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and pop music sensation. Now, Jake faces the biggest challenge not just of his career but of his entire life: recovering from anorexia.
by Molly Fennig
16-year-old Wes McCoy is not the favorite child. But when his brother, Jason, dies in a car accident on the way to the state high school wrestling championship, Wes turns to food to give him the control over his life he didn’t have before, and the kind of success he never tasted. Told through alternating past and present chapters revolving around Jason’s death, Wes must come to terms with more than Jason’s death. Wes must take back control from his eating disorder as he learns more about himself and the mystery surrounding Jason’s accident, before he loses his life and those closest to him.