- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 542 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: FriesenPress (10 Jan. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B017YR0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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Jori is an ordinary woman whose ordinary life creeps gradually, almost without her being aware, into chaos. How does her life reach such depths, unnoticed, until it's too late? Her life will only truly start anew when she recognises not only that she has an addiction and she has to do something about it, but also face up to the issues in her life which have caused it to get out of control.
Angel Lepire should be applauded for being brave enough to write about a subject that isn't Hollywood glamorous but which affects so many people: eating disorders. Few would think of food as an addiction.
Jori comes across as a real person with real life problems. Her husband appears to be a completely benign character, but an interesting line that really shows how so many people don't understand what people with an eating disorder are going through, is when Jori, fresh out of her stomach reduction operation, is met by her husband who jokes: "Wanna go to McDonalds?"
You'll be on Jori's side, even when she makes bad decisions, wanting to hold her hand and give her the support she needs. Get addicted to this book!
by Simon Hugh Wheeler, author of Loosely Translated.
*Disclosure: I have received a free copy of this book for review purposes.
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
With a flowing, unpretentious style, Angel Lepire delivers a compelling, down-to-earth story of one woman's battle with her inner demons and the tremendous struggle to overcome them--a story that will resonate well with anyone who has ever dealt with an addict or an addiction. Very well done, and touching. It kept me continually hopeful as I tried to anticipate how everything would turn out at the end.
I think this would be an excellent choice for a summer beach read. Or winter, spring, or fall, for that matter.