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The Hungry Mirror

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Fiction. An engaging novel about body image, eating disorders, diet myths and the big fat fabrications and lies that the media forces us to swallow. A compelling, entertaining story infused with fascinating little-known facts about ancient goddesses, curious New Age remedies, the foibles of modern-day celebrities and the truth about retouched images in the world of fashion ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Inanna Publications & Education (first published February 1st 2010)
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Bridget
May 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fat girl ever since I was young. In high school most girls were wearing a 4, I was in a 14. At that time I felt worthless and I didn't like to look at myself in the mirror because it was depressing. There is so much more to being skinny or fat and I will never be the "right size" by the media's standards.

If you have ever felt like you weren't good enough for something as trivial as your looks, read this book. While reading this, I felt like the book was my friend. Lisa understood m
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Diane Bracuk
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who struggled with a teenage eating disorder, I practically (pardon the pun) devoured The Hungry Mirror in one sitting. The fat-phobic protagonist is a 30something graphic designer who suffers from both anorexia and binging/purging. Viewing fat as an expression of weakness, “the worst social crime”, hunger is her constant preoccupation, a bottomless black hole that requires constant vigilance to curb, ignore and stave off, lest she become a swollen “Humpty Dumpty gone crazy.” All the ...more
Anna Noga
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Someone might find this book repetitive but it is probably an accurate description of the mindset of someone with an eating disorder. Was interesting and educational.
Mandy Eve-Barnett
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was completely spellbond by a world I had no idea about - Lisa writes such an incredible internal dialogue that I wept at her characters struggle.
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7. No Fury Like That, a murder mystery with excellent reviews by Metroland Media and high profile international crime writers.

6. The Nearly Girl has just been released to rave reviews by magazines, literary journals and readers.

5. Between The Cracks She Fell was released in August of 2015 and received excellent reviews in magazines as well as literary
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