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Monkey Taming (Definitions) (edition 2006)

by Judith Fathallah

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Title:Monkey Taming (Definitions)
Authors:Judith Fathallah
Info:Red Fox (2006), Paperback, 320 pages
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This is the story of Jess who becomes anorexic but eventually manages to overscome the 'Monkey' in her brain that demands thinness. Although this isn't biographical it reads as though it is. The first section detailing the onset of the anorexia is more interesting than the middle of the book which seems quite repetitious. ( )
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“You’ve eaten too much you fat pig.”

Inside thirteen-year-old Jessica lived The Monkey, a driving, fiery voice telling her that thinness was the only way. The only way to be safe, to be good, to be acceptable and above all, to escape from the looming threat of approaching adulthood. Jessica listened to the Monkey, and it consumed her.

This is the illuminating story of a teenage girl’s wanderings in darkness: the terrible realities of an adolescent psychiatric unit, and the stark choice that she must either tame her monster — or die. Through memory, reflection and enduring black humour, Jessica makes a tenuous peace with the world, and with her emerging adult self.

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When Jessica was thirteen years old, she met the monkey. The Monkey lived inside her, a driving, fiery voice telling her that thinness was the only way to be safe and to escape the looming threat of adulthood.

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