Best Eating Disorder Books
Stories or manuals that offer insight and understanding
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 21,277 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 27,112 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 160,595 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,586 ratings
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,459 ratings
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 3,885 ratings
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,155 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 9,413 ratings
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 7,252 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,386 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,149 ratings
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,918 ratings
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,281 ratings
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4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 18 ratings
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 40 ratings
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 51 ratings
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4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 44 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 595 ratings
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 4,409 ratings
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,228 ratings
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 38,513 ratings
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 102 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 754 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 42,180 ratings
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,842 ratings
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 204 ratings
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 213,170 ratings
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 426 ratings
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 1,407 ratings
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 454 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 381 ratings
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 437 ratings
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 12 ratings
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 15,574 ratings
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 15 ratings
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 279 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,232 ratings
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 47 ratings
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 148 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 283 ratings
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 1,643 ratings
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,365 ratings
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 564 ratings
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 20 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 26 ratings
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4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 768 ratings
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,160 ratings
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 585 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 563 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 346 ratings
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 25 ratings
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 436 ratings
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 17,154 ratings
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,652 ratings
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 17 ratings
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 171 ratings
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3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 204 ratings
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,817 ratings
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 347 ratings
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 321 ratings
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 115 ratings
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 87 ratings
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 992 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 1,604 ratings
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 1,066 ratings
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 854 ratings
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 52 ratings
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 343 ratings
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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 367 ratings
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 33 ratings
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 240 ratings
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 414 ratings
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 298 ratings
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2.94 of 5 stars 2.94 avg rating — 51 ratings
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3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 101 ratings
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3.15 of 5 stars 3.15 avg rating — 153 ratings
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 564 ratings
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 3,071 ratings
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 41 ratings
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 41 ratings
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 9,271 ratings
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 53 ratings
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 554 ratings
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 38 ratings
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 20,829 ratings
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 143 ratings
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 357 ratings
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 163 ratings
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 2,644 ratings
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 252 ratings
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message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary I cannot believe this book isn't on the list. It's completely brilliant, and anyone interested in body disorders in Western culture should start with Bordo.


message 3: by Sirja (new)

Sirja Ellen Wasted, always and forever <3


message 4: by Ruthy (new)

Ruthy I've got to agree with Mary, Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo really should be on this list


message 5: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ (You can)add it! Click ADD BOOKS TO THIS LIST, then click the search box and enter the title.


message 6: by Alexei (new)

Alexei <3 this list


message 7: by Truth816 (new)

Truth816 <3


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Just wanted to suggest that if you are recovering/have recovered/are trying to recover from an ED, you should check out my new book group on here:

Eating Disorder Recovery Reading Buddies
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/5...


message 9: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯

SPAM ALERT!


message 10: by Jessica (last edited Oct 31, 2011 04:00PM) (new)

Jessica Sorry I didn't think it was spam to tell people rating a thread about eating disorders on Goodreads that there is now a group here ON GOODREADS where people can talk about eating disorder recovery and read eating disorder recovery books together, such as many of the books on this list...doesn't seem like spam to me at all. If I were posting to some external link or something, then I would totally agree.

I was really just trying to let people know it was there and reach out so that they could join and we could all help each other with this ED journey :( while enjoying good stories about it and helping each other know which books are triggering, etc. If you think that is spam, I am sorry. That is unfortunate.


message 11: by Heather (new)

Heather Faye I must admit to being sad that Wasted is number 1. For me, it did much more damage than good, triggering me and giving me more tips and strategies than it did aid my recovery. I hope that I am alone in this fact but I fear that it leads to more relapse than it leads to recovery. I actually found a book called Going Hungry to be very helpful.


message 12: by Miharu (new)

Miharu Rokujou this is a pretty good list, i want to check out some of the books on it. wintergirls should be nowhere near the top of this list though i mean really -.- it is seriously the most overrated book about eating disorders ever. is that the only book anyone's ever read? there are so many on here that are so much better than wintergirls, come onnnn...


message 13: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Adler PUSHING UPWARD, by Andrea Adler is another wonderful book, about to become a film, on eating disorders.


message 14: by Jenny (new)

Jenny Mary wrote: "Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Tenth Anniversary Edition"

I read excerpts from this book for my literary criticism class and ended up writing two papers based around its ideas. I love this.


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