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Publisher Description

"Is it really possible to recover from an eating disorder? I need to talk to someone who has beaten this and is happy. I want to know what someone else did to recover."

If your life has been touched by an eating disorder and you have ever asked these questions, then My Recovery is for you.

Clinical counsellor Julie Parker shares the inspirational and courageous stories of eighteen women and men who have survived anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Each survivor shares not only their eating disorder journey, but the tips, strategies and tools that helped them regain their life and true sense of self. Each holds the unwavering hope and belief that recovery was not only possible for them, but is for others too. Stories of the importance of professional help, self-care, doing loved activities, creativity, and separation of the eating disorder from the self are all shared.

If you are considering buying this book and wondering if you will ever recover from an eating disorder, My Recovery will leave you with the resounding belief that you can, direct from the hearts, minds and experiences of those who once wondered the same thing. An inspirational and hopeful book, My Recovery is also relevant for carers, loved ones and eating disorder professionals.

Proceeds of this book are being donated to The Butterfly Foundation to support those whose lives have been touched by eating disorders.

Body, Mind & Spirit
1 September
Pan Macmillan Australia
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia

Customer Reviews

Ashtonmorgan91 ,


Amazing, inspiring, incredible book. Highly recommend to anyone struggling with or wanting to understand eating disorders further. A powerful read.

Annetresor ,

Fascinating and hopeful

The insight that this book gives into the minds of people who have suffered and recovered from eating disorders is so important, both to people in the depths of an eating-related illness, those who have recovered and the people around them. I will be recommending this to everyone - food is such a fraught issue in our society, and it is important that we start recognising the damage we can inflict when we start treating it as the enemy.

This book has many different perspectives, including men and women who have suffered body image and eating difficulties. I was particularly fascinated by the sports people in the book talking about their relationship to food and their bodies. Incredibly important work.

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