True Confessions of an Eating Disorders Survivor
"…for anyone who has ever struggled with food or themselves." ─Lindsey Smith, award-winning author of Food Guilt No More
#1 Bestseller in Lesbian Studies
This book is a confessional self-help guide from an outspoken advocate for gay rights and women’s health issues. It explores the complex emotional truth of what it’s like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action.
Anorexia and bulimia health crisis. Many young women and girls struggle with the body image issues that engender eating disorders by developing elaborate rituals around food, binging, and purging; and hiding it all while trying to maintain a face of normalcy to the world.
Story of a woman battling for self-esteem. Now relate to the coming-of-age story of a young woman confronting some of life’s major issues while living, for a time, in two closets: one to hide her eating disorder and one to hide her sexuality and very identity. Activist author Marissa LaRocca's revelatory tale of her struggle with her secrets is an intimate account of courage and the search for truth and meaning. It will have you rooting for Marissa as she unravels the emotional layers of her own battle with food, body image, and sexuality.
Inside learn about:
- "Life issues" that are being masked by "food issues" or another addiction
- Disempowering compulsive behaviors
- Healing your relationship with food
- Escaping the victim role
- Connecting with your life’s purpose
- Improving your body image and self-esteem
- Eliminating the need to be perfect
If you have read Life Without Ed or 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, you will want to read Starving in Search of Me.