Library & Booklist

Most of the books listed can be ordered through your local bookshop or through www.amazon.co.uk

Gurze/Salucore specialises in Eating Disorders publications. For their catalogue and more information about their publications, contact Gurze/Salucore at gurze@edcatalogue.com or visit their website: www.edcatalogue.com

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 our, Communications Officer, at communications@bodywhys.ie

Hunger Strike: An Anorexics Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Age

Orbach, Penguin, 1993. About the dilemma of being female in Western society and the links with eating disorders, also current attitudes towards eating problems.

Families And How To Survive Them

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.

Wasted

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.

My Secret Life: A Memoir of Bulimia

Leanne Waters, 2011. Published by Maverick House.

My Body My Enemy: My Thirteen Year Battle with Anorexia Nervosa

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.

Mealtimes and Milestones: A Teenager’s Diary of Moving on from Anorexia

Constance Barter, 2010. Published by Robinson.

Talking About Anorexia: How to Cope with Life Without Starving

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.

Talking About Anorexia: How to Cope with Life Without Starving

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.

Real Life Issues: 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.

The Body Project: A Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Intervention (Programs That Work)

Eric Stice, Paul Rohde & Heather Shaw, 2012. Published by Oxford University Press.

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