Natasha Holme's Blog

August 11, 2014

You couldn’t do it if you tried. But twenty-four years ago, at the age of twenty, I managed to make myself bulimic. I would consume nothing but water for seven days at a time, or eat to the point of crippling pain, begging myself to stop … yet would carry on. I’d like to take a look at how I accomplished such an incredible feat. What are the lessons here? How could you make yourself bulimic?


I was a size twelve and five foot six when growing up. I always had a healthy appetite. I’d go back for...

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Published on August 11, 2014 04:42 • 27 views

July 25, 2014

Lesbian Crushes at School: A Diary on Growing Up Gay in the Eighties (1983-1989) is now available, in both paperback and ebook versions. This is the *prequel* to Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia.


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In 1983 thirteen-year-old Natasha is in love with her French teacher, Miss Williams. When Natasha is cruelly banished from Miss Williams’s class forever, the love develops into obsession … stalking … unhealthy behaviour … and painfully misguided cries for a...

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Published on July 25, 2014 09:39 • 20 views

May 24, 2014

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I have just launched my new Lesbian Crush Diaries website. My next two books will be out summer 2014 and winter 2014. Discover what happened BEFORE … and what happened AFTER … www.lesbiancrushdiaries.com




Lesbian Crushes at School book cover



Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia book cover



Lesbian Crushes in France book cover



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Published on May 24, 2014 07:36 • 29 views

March 1, 2014

Do you speak French?


The sequel to Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia (1989-1990) will be Lesbian Crushes in France (1990-1991). More dysfunctional behaviour, different country.


Could you give me ANY amount of help correcting the phrases below? They are numbered for easy reference. When one is resolved, I shall remove it. So I still need help with any that you see here.


Thank you so much,

Natasha x



1. Elle est mon amie meilleure dans le monde.

2. Il ne faut pas que vous disiez ça. C’est sûr que je le paie...

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Published on March 01, 2014 16:40 • 24 views

January 6, 2014

To read a preview of my book, use the dark grey arrow on the lighter grey background to the right of the book’s title page below. To enlarge the preview, click on the link just below.



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Published on January 06, 2014 06:29 • 30 views

December 30, 2013

As a queer person suffering from bulimia from the age of 8 (so 12 years now), I really related to big chunks of this book. My first real lesbian relationship ended at the start of February too, just a few months before I started reading Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia, so the heartache Natasha talks about was not only relatable (who DOESN’T find heartache relatable?) but still fresh. This book tore me down when I was incredibly vulnerable, it was a very hard read, but also one that I wanted to co...

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Published on December 30, 2013 07:39 • 24 views

February 3, 2013

Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia is a year’s worth of diary entries that chronicle with terrifying frankness the author, Natasha Holme’s, first lesbian crushes and her descent into disordered eating. The stark candor of the account paints a fascinating portrait of a person and a specific time in recent history.


The book, set in 1989, begins with Natasha’s summer experience in Germany. While it’s not specified, it seems that she’s doing some kind of service work with a group of other internationals....

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Published on February 03, 2013 15:43 • 84 views

February 2, 2013

All your dirty laundry i love it!!


I loved how raw and truthful this book was it tickled me in parts it was brilliant. [...] definitely purchase this book its so funny, sad and real. Made me feel like a weird little teenager all over again.

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Published on February 02, 2013 10:08 • 38 views

December 18, 2012

Until Christmas, Lesbian Crushes and Bulimia: A Diary on How I Acquired my Eating Disorder is down from $2.99 to 99 cents (or UK equivalent) with code BH25G at Smashwords, for all e-reading devices.

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Published on December 18, 2012 06:05 • 45 views

November 23, 2012

My book is one of 243 LGBT ebook and print book prizes in the Rainbow Awards 2012 Treasure Hunt created by Elisa Rolle.



You can pick one book per day. (Warning: Facebook account required). For a shot at winning a book, complete a chain made of:

Book title > Word from book title > Definition of word > Book cover > Post number.

(For any book marked ‘New’ there is no cover or number, so just match Title > Word > Definition.)


Word: List of words.


Definition: To each word corresponds a definition. Elis...

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Published on November 23, 2012 10:30 • 30 views