Kid Rex: The Inspiring True Account of a Life Salvaged from Despair, Anorexia and Dark Days in New York City by Laura MoisinKid Rex: The Inspiring True Account of a Life Salvaged from Despair, Anorexia and Dark Days in New York City by Laura Moisin

Kid Rex: The Inspiring True Account of a Life Salvaged from Despair, Anorexia and Dark Days in New…

byLaura Moisin

Paperback | November 1, 2008

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After knowing friends with anorexia and being baffled by their behavior, Laura Moisin suddenly found herself prone to the same disease—not eating at all and going weeks at a time consuming nothing but water and the occasional black coffee. Deceiving therapists by misleading them with symptoms of depression, her anorexia is prolonged, and her health deteriorates rapidly. Recognizing that she has a serious disorder, she quickly finds a therapist working at her university and openly confesses that she’s an anorexic seeking treatment. Her therapist looks at her doubtfully and says, shockingly, “No, I don’t think you’re an anorexic.” Already swirling in a state of confusion, the attacks on New York’s World Trade Center—an event the author witnessed first-hand from her apartment—only accelerate her path to further self-destruction. Without preaching, this memoir offers a reassuring first-hand voice for the many who suffer silently, and provides strength for family and friends to help heal destructive behaviors.

Laura Moisin was born in Bucharest, Romania, and has lived in Calgary, Toronto, Chicago, and Boston and is currently finishing her degree at New York University. She lives in New York.
Title:Kid Rex: The Inspiring True Account of a Life Salvaged from Despair, Anorexia and Dark Days in New…Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:November 1, 2008Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550228382

ISBN - 13:9781550228380


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Alright It wasn't your typical eating disorder book, but there wasn't anything that really made it stand out amongst every other autobiography about an eating disorder. What rubbed me the wrong way in this book was her atitude. She talked down on a high regarded treatment center as if she was better than that center. All that did was make her look like she was pissed off about not being able to afford Remuda and jealous of the other girls who could. Remuda was a constant in this book. I just found it to be very poor me, I was so sick, boo hoo, look at me. You can definitely tell when writing this book she was in love with her eating disorder, and that manifested into, well, a book. I wouldn't recommend this book really to anyone looking for a strong book about eating disorders.
Date published: 2012-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely moving and touching have an eating disorder and I am currently in recovery - its not easy. However, what makes it much easier for me is knowing that there are many, many people out there who suffer from the same disease as I do. That is why I absolutely love to read books on the subject - especially when they are of the sensitivity, quality and honesty displayed in Kid Rex. This is a heartwrenching, honest and beautiful book written by someone who has been there and has lived to tell about it. Yes, its extremely difficult to read this book - the experiences, thoughts, feelings and emotions of the author are on display for all to see, but that is just the point - no more hiding behind the food (whether it be anorexia, bulimia or overeating). The author tells us like it is - this is not a fairy tale where everyone comes out at the end with a big smile, having resolved all of the issue. Eating disorders are insidious and run deep, but Kid Rex gives up hope - illuminates without judging and is touching and moving. I LOVED this book and I am in awe of the author who has the courage to 'feel' again and to share with us.
Date published: 2008-12-10

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"An inspirational book for anyone else dealing with similar dangerous behaviours."  —Shelf Life