Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Free Book Drawing for Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown

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A Family's Struggle with Anorexia
by Harriet Brown

“This is the story of how my older daughter, Kitty, became anorexic and nearly died, and how my husband, my younger daughter, and I helped her recover. This is not a story about family dysfunction, sexual abuse, or a poor little rich girl dying for attention. It’s not a cautionary tale about skinny fashion models and the media. It’s a story about an ordinary teenage girl who fell down the rabbit hole of anorexia-by accident, as it always happens-and about her slow, painful, infinitely courageous climb back up to health and hope, moment by moment, ounce by ounce, one spoonful at a time. This book tells the story of our family’s journey through the nightmare of anorexia, beginning in May 2005 and ending in fall 2006. It covers the most intensive part of our daughter’s illness and recovery, a span of about 18 months that changed all of our lives. Today Kitty is a healthy, happy, ordinary teenager. While it’s too early to make sweeping pronouncements about recovery, we have every reason to believe that she’s free from the nightmare that nearly took her life. While parts of this book are painful and horrifying, it is at heart a narrative of hope.”

Harriet and her family worked with a new and different approach to treatment. Rather than cut the patient off from her family, a method that has proved successful only 30% of the time, all their family attention focused inward and on Kitty, making sure, the way they would if she had cancer, that Kitty took her full dosage of “meds” - food - each and every day.

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Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia

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