Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
I have not read the book, so cannot comment on its content. However, you demonstrate the advice I give most, if not all of my patients, to not read biographical books of individuals that have recovered from an eating disorder (or claim to have recovered from an eating disorder). All too often, these books recall the euphoria or tragedy of the readers past or ongoing eating disorder, but does little, if anything, in really encourage recovery. In fact, there are a few select books on eating disorders that I recommend my patients to read. Although there are some similar experiences that many eating disorder sufferers have, adding of any individual's particula experience seldom helps the reader. Of course, there are some exceptions, but your reading the book illustrates why I advise against such reads. Sorry Portia. Tracy, I suggest that you carry on living your far more wholesome and healthy life, devoid of the eating disorder culture. Stay real and ensure that your eating disorder past is properly resolved and transformed. If you are struggling to stay on track emotionally, then maybe a few follow-up sessions with your therapist might do you some good.
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