I was only looking for some thing to tell me why I over ate and help me stop, rather than a cure for bulimia or cyclically gorging and over-exercising, but I still found thsi book helpful, though I was not its target audience.
Alot of what she says makes sense and explains why we do eat what we know will make us fat, even thinking the uncomfortably unthinkable- we may deep down need the extra pounds to make us comfortable in our selves, for example. Brave thing to say to life long dieters!
What makes this s a stand out among self help books is ta the author makes it clear she is not 'cured' and occasionally relapses into old habits when her guard is down.
Only falls short of five stars because she constantly refers to how ghastly she looked at 145 pounds, which, for a potential readership of women over 245 pounds, is a bit hurtful.