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Skinny Boy: A Young Man's Battle and Triumph Over Anorexia

by Gary A. Grahl

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This is an excellent, honest account of a young man's recovery from anorexia. The book covers his hospitalization, relapse, and second hospitalization. I liked the fact that the relapse was covered in the book, since too many of these kinds of memoirs do not address that issue. The inner voice of anorexia was also well described. I would recommend this to anyone with an eating disorder or who loves someone with one, as well as any clinicians or students interested in working with clients with eating disorders. ( )
  ediedoll | Sep 4, 2010 |
Too much talk, not enough action.
  g3orgia | Feb 25, 2008 |
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Challenging the assumption that anorexia is an exclusively female affliction, this compelling memoir is the first to describe how a young man overcame this often fatal disorder. Handsome and popular, Gary had baseball abilities that had attracted the attention of the big leagues, until a shaming inner-voice convinced him that he needed to be thinner, leading to an out-of-control compulsion to exercise and starve himself, causing multiple hospitalizations. Providing strategies for tackling the recovery process and examples of changes in the thinking needed to take those steps, this important narrative comes at a time when eating disorders are at an all-time high in America, afflicting more than 8 million men. Demonstrating how anyone can win the internal battle between mind and body, this much-needed biography offers therapists, sufferers, and their families with powerful tools to help them triumph over this life and death battle.

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Challenging the assumption that anorexia is an exclusively female affliction, this compelling memoir is the first to describe how a young man overcame this often fatal disorder. Handsome and popular, Gary had baseball abilities that had attracted the attention of the big leagues, until a shaming inner-voice convinced him that he needed to be thinner, leading to an out-of-control compulsion to exercise and starve himself, causing multiple hospitalisations. Providing strategies for tackling the recovery process and examples of changes in the thinking needed to take those steps, this important narrative comes at a time when eating disorders are at an all-time high in America, afflicting more than 8 million men. Demonstrating how anyone can win the internal battle between mind and body, this much-needed biography offers therapists, sufferers, and their families with powerful tools to help them triumph over this life and death battle.Anorexia.… (more)

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