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Book alert! New collection of essays wants to debunk anorexia stereotypes

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:37pm

It’s not often that I will talk about a book before its release, but this one sounds like it has promise. Set for a September 9 release, Going Hungry is a collection of essays about people’s recovery from anorexia. And, according to this Newsweek article, these stories are not written by the usual suspects - they are written by women and men, old and young, of varying race. The goal is to debunk people’s conceptions about who develops anorexia and why. I have high hopes that Going Hungry will be to anorexia what Body Outlaws is to body image.

Despite my excitement about this book, I won’t be ordering it right away. As you may have noticed, updates from me have been sparse and that’s thanks to school. I’m plenty busy reading textbooks and already don’t have much time for leisure reading - and this is two weeks in! Expect a review of Going Hungry from me in maybe, oh, December? So if any of you read this book and you’re game for a writing a review, please let me know if you agree to the conditions here. Disordered Times is always interested in considering new writers, even if it’s a one-time deal.

Despite the fact that I am busy with school, I am still committed to keeping this site up-to-date with the latest news on eating disorders. I also have a few discussion ideas I need to throw out there. Plus, I’m still in movie review mode and will pump one out when I can. Stay tuned!

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