Most of the books listed can be ordered through your local bookshop or through www.amazon.co.uk
Gurze Books specialise in Eating Disorders publications. For their catalogue and more information about their publications, contact Gurze Books, P O Box 2238, Carlsbad, CA 92018, USA or visit their websites: www.bulimia.com or www.gurze.net
Disclaimer: This booklist is a guide compiled over the years from recommendations by various parties. However, Bodywhys does not have the resources necessary to proofread recommended books and therefore does not accept responsibility for the content of any book on this list. It should also be noted that a book one person finds useful, another person may not. It is important that you find the publication that most suits your personal needs. If you have a book you would like to recommend for the booklist, please contact Barry Murphy, Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Todd, 2011. Offers guidance for those affected by anorexia, bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder and concerned friends and family
Crisp, Joughin, Halek & Bowyer, 1996. Psychology Press. For those who wish to get better and how to go about it.
Cooper, Robinson Publishing, 1995. Definitions of bulimia and binge eating, causes and effects, also a self-help programme.
Nicola Davies & Emma Bacon, 2016. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Schmidt & Treasure, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1993. Really helpful and clear account of bulimia and binge eating and how to get better.
Susie Orbach, Penguin, 2002.
Christopher Fairburn, 2013. Published by Guilford Press.
Peter Cooper, 2009. This sets out a self-help guide for those who want to tackle their difficulties for themselves, with a step-by-step programme.
Sandbeck, New Harbinger, 1993. A practical programme to teach the necessary skills to overcome the problems associated with eating disorders
Heather Warner, Trotman 2004. Self help guide offering information and advice to increase understanding of and help cope with an eating disorder. Aimed at teenagers.
Maroushka Monro, 1996. Sheldon Press. Practical and understanding, this book helps young people to acknowledge and understand that something is wrong and how to take action to get better.
Ahmed Boachie, 2011. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
By Gránne Smith, 2004. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Duker and Slade, OUP 1988. Describes the minute steps in providing the kind of help that enables people to leave their eating disorder behind them.
Janet Treasure, 1997. Psychology Press. Looks at the day to day problems and gives guidelines to help reduce the stress and anxiety that arises in families.
Byran Lask & Lucy Watson, 2014. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Christopher Fairburn, 2008. Published by Guilford Press.
Carole Waskett, BAC 1993. The author's experience and sensitivity will help to give confidence and expertise to counsellors who work with people with eating disorders.
Edited by Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh, 2013. Published by Routledge.
Edited by Daniel Le Grange and James Lock, 2011. Published by Guilford Press.
June Alexander & Cate Sangster, 2013. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Julie O' Toole, 2015. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
James Lock and Daniel Le Grange, 2015. Published by Guilford Press.
June Alexander & Daniel Le Grange, 2010. Published by Routledge.
Janet Treasure, Gránne Smith, Anna Crane, 2016. Published by Routledge.
Abigail H Natenshon, Jossey Bass, 1999. An informative, compassionate and highly practical book designed to increase understanding and give concrete direction.
By Pooky Knightsmith, 2015. Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools: A Guide to Whole-School Strategies and Practical Support. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Eric Stice, Paul Rohde & Heather Shaw, 2012. Published by Oxford University Press.
Cleese & Skinner, Methuen, 1983. An illuminating and humorous book which explains how relationships work and how understanding can lead to progress in building healthy relationships.
Orbach, Penguin, 1993. About the dilemma of being female in Western society and the links with eating disorders, also current attitudes towards eating problems.
Constance Barter, 2010. Published by Robinson.
Beeken and Greenstreet, Thorsons, 1997. Claire Beeken had anorexia from the age of 10 and describes how she was inspired to get better through her meeting with a friend who died from the same illness.
Leanne Waters, 2011. Published by Maverick House.
Myra Hornbacher, Flamingo, 1998, hardback, also available in paperback. A riveting and very personal account of the author's struggle with and recovery from both anorexia and bulimia. I would do anything to keep people from going where I went.