As someone who has struggled through anorexia nervosa, it is very difficult to read books like this. The irony is that I am drawn to them, needing to find some connection with what other people have gone through with eating disorders. This was a wonderful book.
I love the author’s voice. She makes sure to be as stark about eating disorders as possible, not allowing for any romanticizing of these diseases, which can sometimes happen with other authors. There is nothing pleasant or mysterious about bulimia and anorexia and she does a great job showing this. She writes with an honesty and with a lack of self-pity that is astounding.
I don’t cry with books very often, but this one brought out all the fears, all the old sensations that having an eating disorder can bring. It was a harrowing experience to read it, but it is a MUST for anyone struggling through these diseases.