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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.

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.

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.

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.

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