Aimee Liu - Life After Recovery
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. Liu picks up this exploration of recovery where she ended her acclaimed memoir of anorexia nervosa, SOLITAIRE (Harper & Row, 1979), at age twenty-five. Back then, she thought recovery meant eating well. GAINING proves that healthy nutrition is only a first step. True recovery requires a new understanding of the role that genetics, personality, relationships, and anxiety play in these disorders. Liu uses cutting edge research to dispel the myth that fashion is solely to blame. She examines the real reasons eating disorders -- at all ages -- are on the rise, and how they can be prevented in future generations.
the truth about life after eating disorders
Author: Aimee Liu
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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. Here, she combines personal interviews with cutting edge research to propose that societal pressure, popular culture, and family dysfunction cannot “make” one anorexic; rather it takes a particular genetic predisposition and temperament. Readers will learn who is susceptible and why recovery requires more than just good nutrition.