Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle With Anorexia

Paperback | September 13, 2011

byHarriet Brown

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“One of the most up to date, relevant, and honest accounts of one family’s battle with the life threatening challenges of anorexia. Brown has masterfully woven science, history, and heart throughout this compelling and tender story.”
—Lynn S. Grefe, Chief Executive Officer, National Eating Disorders Association

“As a woman who once knew the grip of a life-controlling eating disorder, I held my breath reading Harriet Brown’s story. As a mother of daughters, I wept for her. Then cheered.”
—Joyce Maynard, author of Labor Day

In Brave Girl Eating, the chronicle of a family’s struggle with anorexia nervosa, journalist, professor, and author Harriet Brown recounts in mesmerizing and horrifying detail her daughter Kitty’s journey from near-starvation to renewed health. Brave Girl Eating is an intimate, shocking, compelling, and ultimately uplifting look at the ravages of a mental illness that affects more than 18 million Americans.

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“One of the most up to date, relevant, and honest accounts of one family’s battle with the life threatening challenges of anorexia. Brown has masterfully woven science, history, and heart throughout this compelling and tender story.”—Lynn S. Grefe, Chief Executive Officer, National Eating Disorders Association“As a woman who once knew ...

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I’ve never had anorexia, but I know it well. I see it on the street, in the gaunt and sunken face, the bony chest, the spindly arms of an emaciated woman. I’ve come to recognize the flat look of despair, the hopelessness that follows, inevitably, from years of starvation. I think: That could have been my daughter. It wasn’t. It’s not. ...

Harriet Brown is a regular contributor to theNew York Timesand also has written forO,Redbook,Psychology Today, and other publications. Her previous books includeFeed Me!, which is also the title of her popular blog that covers food, weight, and body image (harrietbrown.blogspot.com).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:September 13, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006172548X

ISBN - 13:9780061725487

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“Harriet Brown is an intelligent, elegant writer and this book offers both solace and useful information for families struggling with eating disorders.”