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Well written and honest,
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This review is from: An Apple A Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia (Kindle Edition)
As a fellow sufferer, I identified with much of what Emma said. But her journey is still ongoing and it isn't a book about recovery, more an insight into the world of eating disorders. She writes candidly about her struggles and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to understand more about eating disorders as the media image is not accurate. A parent, relative or friend of a sufferer may well find this book a helpful read as may somebody seeking to recover. But those totally in the grip of anorexia would probably not be in the right frame of mind to read this. Anorexia is a very complex illness and such books can sometimes be read hungrily (excuse the pun) to compare, compete and even try to pick up tips. Emma manages to avoid constant references to weight and there are no shocking images in the book which I found reassuring as she is in no way "proud" of her illness as is the case in some books I have read where the author includes emaciated photos of themselves and refers to weight and BMI constantly. By not doing this, Emma seems genuinely to want to recover but I agree with other reviews that she has a long way to go yet and I wish her well in her battle to beat this cruel disease. Finally, thank you for personally responding to the email I sent you, Emma, much appreciated.