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Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends

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"Surviving an Eating Disorder" became an instant success when it was first published in 1988, not just because it was among the first books to alert America to the serious dangers of a silent but widespread disease, but because it offered effective solutions and support for family and friends of those with eating disorders. Eight years after its publication, the book conti ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 30th 1997 by Harper Paperbacks
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Deb
Oct 09, 2012 Deb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Surviving and thriving**

As an eating-disorder therapist, I’m always on the lookout for resources to help families, partners, and friends better understand the complex world of eating disorders. I felt like I struck gold when I discovered this book, and it’s now on the top of my recommended reading list.

Beyond just covering the basic eating disorder 101’s (which it does quite impressively), this book offers comprehensive, clear, and concrete strategies for supporting loved ones who are sufferi
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Mia Lopez cox
Aug 21, 2014 Mia Lopez cox rated it liked it
While i liked it and appreciated all the information in it as it pertains to being a support to my daughter. I liked "The Secret Language" and "My Life Without Ed" more.
Jenny
Jun 20, 2008 Jenny rated it liked it
Perhaps the most controversial tome in my personal library, this book will make any person who has been teased about their weight or even thought to be a person with an eating disorder very uncomfortable in reading it, as it's almost as if it could be a tool to self-diagnose.

However, it is a useful tool, at least it was for me, in using it as a reference in a paper I was writing for my college sociology class.
Rachel
Aug 29, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good reminders of things I already knee, but helpful to get me back in friend mode.
Ali
Jun 01, 2013 Ali rated it it was amazing
This book was very useful to me when a friend developed an eating disorder. It lays out what the disorders are, their characteristics, how they may be treated, and what role friends and family can play. It's just detailed enough without being too long or boring.
Alex
Mar 30, 2009 Alex rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent resource -best book I have read on the subject
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