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Going Hungry: Writers on Desire,…

Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia

by Kate M. Taylor

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Essays that largely focus on excessive restricting, but they also explore how that pattern of restricting passes beyond food to relationships, intimacy, self-awareness -- even consumption of material goods -- in a quest to remain a self-contained unit, wanting and needing nothing to combat hurt and disappointment. ( )
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Here, collected for the first time, 19 writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic's self-enclosed world. Taking up issues including depression, genetics, sexuality, sports, religion, fashion and family, these essays examine the role anorexia plays in a young person's search for direction. Powerful and immensely informative, this collection makes accessible the mindset of a disease that has long been misunderstood.

With essays by Priscilla Becker, Francesca Lia Block, Maya Browne, Jennifer Egan, Clara Elliot, Amanda Fortini, Louise Glück, Latria Graham, Francine du Plessix Gray, Trisha Gura, Sarah Haight, Lisa Halliday, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Maura Kelly, Ilana Kurshan, Joyce Maynard, John Nolan, Rudy Ruiz, and Kate Taylor.


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Nineteen writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic's self-enclosed world.

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