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Eating Disorders | Health

Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives
After the release of author Aimee Liu’s memoir Gaining—about her recovery from an eating disorder—she received an outpouring of letters from people similarly struggling with ED, and from others who wanted to share their stories of recovery.  Liu was struck by the diversity of voices and the...
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In our appearance-obsessed society, eating is about much more than hunger and sustenance. Food inspires pleasure and anxiety, shame and obsession. We are constantly judged on how we look, so we’ve come to judge ourselves (and others) on what and how we eat. These evocative essays, from some of the...
Do you ever get hungry? Too hungry to eat? Holly’s older sister, Giselle, is self-destructing. Haunted by her love-deprived relationship with her late father, this once strong role model and medical student, is gripped by anorexia. Holly, a track star, struggles to keep her own life in balance...