Recommended Readings

Guides (for you or others)

Geneen Roth’s “When Food is Love,” “Feeding the Hungry Heart,” “Why Weight?” etc.
A often cited guide for those interested in recovering from eating disorders.

Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem?
A research and anecdote-based guide for anyone on the disordered eating-eating disorder spectrum.

Research/Interview-Based Ethnographies

Sheila Reindl’s “Sensing the Self: Women’s Recovery from Bulimia”
A narrative-interview-based, comprehensive and thoughtful book on the experience of bulimia and how one navigates recovery.

Megan Warin’s “Abject Relations: Everyday Worlds of Anorexia”
An ethnographic account on anorexia, esp based on the hospital setting

Personal Experiences

Aimee Liu’s “Solitaire” and “Gaining: the Truth About Life After Eating Disorders”
Personal accounts of different people’s experiences with eating disorders, esp anorexia.

Jenny Schaefer’s “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” and “Life Without Ed”
Similarly to Roth, Schaefer’s pieces are often recommended to those interested in (or currently pursuing) recovery.

 

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