About Aimee

  • Aimee Liu is the author of GAINING: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE AFTER EATING DISORDERS (Warner Books, February, 2007), as well as three novels. GAINING draws on her own struggles with anorexia as well as interviews with more than forty other men and women with histories of anorexia and bulimia.

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    Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives:
    Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders
    Author: Aimee Liu
    coming soon to www.bulimia.com

    Author Aimee Liu has woven together dozens of first-person accounts of recovery to create a break-through roadmap for healing from an eating disorder... read more.

    Doris

    Gaining
    Author: Aimee Liu
    order online at www.bulimia.com

    Decades after her initial recovery from anorexia and the publication of her first book, Solitaire, Liu had a relapse, which set her on a new course of self-discovery, read more.

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February 20, 2008

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Joanna Poppink, LMFT

Thank you for this articulate and even presentation of information that needs to penetrate the consciousness of our culture.

Perhaps we who care deeply about eating disorder recovery need to explore a new approach. We could take a lesson from other campaigns that put a severe slowdown if not a total halt to organizational and cultural support of destructive lifestyles.

The tobacco companies did not stop selling cigarettes because smoking contributed to severe health problems. The effort came from without, not within.

Cigarettes are no longer advertised on U.S. TV. Cigarettes no longer represent glamour, romance or seductiveness in U.S. film.

The tobacco companies resisted change until the public and legal measures forced that change.

This may be the kind of approach that is necessary to bring about a more healthful attitude in fashion media.

I wonder. Has anyone sued a fashion magazine or fashion designer for contributing to the illness or death of someone with an eating disorder?

That does seem to be the kind of effort that gets recognized in our litiginous society.

Thank you again for this well measured presentation of vital information.

Joanna Poppink, MFT, psychotherapist specializing in eating disorder recovery, Los Angeles, CA www.poppink.com
www.eatingdisorderstoday.typepad.com.

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