Eating Disorder Book Recommendations

ANAD’s eating disorder book recommendations are curated to educate, motivate and inspire anyone affected by an eating disorder. Several of these books are written by our board, staff, and volunteers. If you would like to see your eating disorder book included on this page, please contact us at .

Purple and green books on shelf with small plant.

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat

by Stephanie Covington Armstrong (ANAD Board Member)

The Longest Match

by Betsy Brenner (ANAD Mentor)

The Diet Survivor’s Handbook

by Judith Matz, LCSW and Ellen Frankel, LCSW 

Body Kindness

by Rebecca Scritchfield

Good Enough

by Jen Petro-Roy

Beauty Sick

by Renee Engeln PhD

Positively Caroline

by Caroline Adams Miller


by Molly Fennig

Starving for Survival

Starving for Survival

by Jason Wood (ANAD Staff)

Fat Talk

by Virginia Sole-Smith

Running in Silence

by Rachael Steil

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February Featured Book

Beyond My Body

Beyond My Body is a captivating and intimate behind the scenes view of the human experience with an eating disorder. Ally Rae Pesta lends a powerful voice to the conversation around self-worth, mental wellness, eating disorders, and inspires all of us to reflect on our own relationship with self.