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 .

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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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The Longest Match

‘Eating disorders.’

Most of us instantly picture a teenaged or college aged girl when we see those words. After all, doesn’t age immunize women from the body image, weight concerns and eating disorders that plague the younger years? Truth is that, over 15% women at midlife and beyond suffer from eating disorders, surpassing the number affected by breast cancer! These are serious, life threatening and heartbreaking illnesses at any age. This story needs to be told and Betsy Brenner does just that.