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Read reviews of books that you may find helpful in your recovery or in learning about how to support your loved one's recovery. I welcome you to add your own review to any of the books listed.

Health at Every Size
Review of Health at Every Size: The Suprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon, PhD - abook that dispels common myths related to health and weight and gives an easy-to-read account of nutrition and metabolism.

Hungry to be Whole: A Therapist's Story of Healing from Anorexia
Review of Hungry to be Whole: A Therapist's Story of Healing from Anorexia by Brooke Wesley, LSCSW - a recovery memoir written by a therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.

Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Review of Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Brian Cuban, one of the few recovery memoirs written by a male.

Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall
Review of Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall by Kjerstin Gruys - a personal account of how she went without mirrors (or other reflective surfaces) for a year with the goal of learning to love her body.

Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia
Review of Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown - a personal account of her family's journey to help her daughter recover through Family-Based Treatment.

Eating With Your Anorexic
Review of Eating With Your Anorexic by Laura Collins - a personal account of her family's journey to help her daughter recover through Family-Based Treatment.

How to Get Your Kid to Eat... But Not Too Much
Review of How to Get Your Kid to Eat... But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter - a wonderful book that provides parents of children of all ages a framework from which to encourage healthful, normalized eating in their children.

Help Your Teenager Beat An Eating Disorder
Review of Help Your Teenager Beat An Eating Disorder by James Lock, MD, PhD & Daniel LeGrange, PhD.

I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't)
Review of Brené Brown's I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't): Telling The Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy & Power - a book about shame & shame-resilience.

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
A review of Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD & Elyse Resch, MS, RD, FADA.

Life Without Ed
Review of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer & Thom Rutledge.

The Gifts of Imperfection
Review of The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown - a book about living a joyful, congruent, wholehearted life and letting go of what is getting in the way.

Shapesville
Review of the children's book, Shapesville by Andy Mills & Becky Osborn - a book that encourages positive body image in young boys and girls.

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook
Review of The Eating Disorder Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders by Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT.

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Review of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. - a book about the challenges adolescent girls face in American culture.

Hungry
Review of Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves by Crystal Renn a book detailing her downward spiral into an eating disorder, her recovery and the subsequent success of her modeling career.

The Exercise Balance
Review of The Exercise Balance: What's Too Much, What's Too Little, and What's Just Right For You by Pauline Powers, MD and Ron Thompson, PhD - a book detailing the consequences of too much and too little exercise and how to find the right balance for you.

Recommended Reading for Maudsley
If you are a parent who is considering or using Family-Based Treatment in the treatment of your teen, these are the books for you.

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