Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jenni Schaefer & College of William & Mary Collaborate

Thursday, April 2, 2009 7 pm Jenni Schaefer Presentation at College of William & Mary

Sadler Center, Room Tidewater B
College of William and Mary
Stadium Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23186
7 pm Presentation
8 pm Book Sale and Signing

Jenni Schaefer works internationally as a speaker and writer to educate about eating disorders and to provide hope that recovery is possible. After struggling for more than twenty years with food and body image issues, Jenni is fully recovered from anorexia and bulimia. Her life is now devoted to helping all individuals touched by the illness. Her groundbreaking book, Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too (McGraw-Hill), introduces a therapeutic technique that has changed the way people view eating disorders:

In the introduction of Life Without Ed, Jenni writes:

"I have never been married, but I am happily divorced. Ed and I lived together for more than twenty years. He was abusive, controlling and never hesitated to tell me what he thought, how I was doing it wrong, and what I should be doing instead. . . Ed is not a high school sweetheart. Ed is not some creep that I started dating in college. . . Ed's name comes from the initials E.D. — as in eating disorder....Ed is my eating disorder. "

* Sponsored by Center for Change and C.A.R.E.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, if I'd known about this I would have been there, I live so close! My therapist just assigned me "Life Without Ed" a couple weeks ago....It's a great book and I wish I could have gone to see her speak.