Library & Booklist

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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. Please note, Bodywhys cannot endorse or promote any publication.

Beating What’s Eating Me

Delighted to launch my late sister’s book, Beating What Eating Me by Barbara Love. Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021 March 1-7. Profits from the sale of the book will be donated to Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland. The book is available as an ebook on Amazon. At the moment due, to Brexit/Covid-19, the print on […]

Life Hurts: A Doctor’s Personal Journey through Anorexia

Written by a young woman who developed anorexia at 14, this is the personal story of Elizabeth who went on to become a doctor. Dr. Elizabeth McNaught, 2017. Published by Malcolm Down. Website

The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia

Sandbeck, New Harbinger, 1993. A practical programme to teach the necessary skills to overcome the problems associated with eating disorders

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating

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.

Overcoming Binge Eating, Second Edition: The Proven Program to Learn Why You Binge and How You Can Stop

Christopher Fairburn, 2013. Published by Guilford Press.

On Eating

Susie Orbach, Penguin, 2002.

Getting Better Bit(e) By Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

Schmidt & Treasure, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1993. Really helpful and clear account of bulimia and binge eating and how to get better.

Eating Disorder Recovery Handbook

Nicola Davies & Emma Bacon, 2016. Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Bulimia Nervosa And Binge Eating – A Guide to Recovery

Cooper, Robinson Publishing, 1995. Definitions of bulimia and binge eating, causes and effects, also a self-help programme.

Anorexia Nervosa And The Wish To Change

Crisp, Joughin, Halek & Bowyer, 1996. Psychology Press. For those who wish to get better and how to go about it.