I wondered in my book : what is really up with hunger strikers? Having seen anorexia up close and personal, I now blanch at the idea of these "fasts" that churches go on in search of teaching children about hunger in the less fortunate. Ramadan fasts and Yom Kippur fasting worry me. I know that if my daughter got it into her head to skip a meal for charity , not to mention go on an indefinite fast, I'd jump out of my skin. But once again I discover that the world is completely nuts, and despair at how to convince young people with eating disorders that they are suffering from delusional thinking when Former Anorexics go on Hunger Strikes in public and people send letters of support .