Books Starting with P
The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home
By Marcia Herrin & Nancy Matsumoto
324 pages, paperback, 2007
Parents’ Quick Start Recovery Guide: Finding Help Fast When Your Child or Teen Has an Eating Disorder
By Lori Osachy
In this concise and practical book, you will gain access to insider information from a national leader in eating disorders treatment on how to avoid common heartbreaking mistakes when seeking quality care for a loved one’s eating disorder. Lori has created a clear roadmap that will quickly teach you how to handle difficult situations that often arise when seeking help, including problems with insurance, doctors being uncooperative, and adult children with eating disorders who refuse treatment. These situations are rarely heard about but are unfortunately all too common. Your loved one CAN recover, and I guarantee that this book will help you avoid these costly emotional and financial mistakes the first time you try.
“Parents’ Quick Start Recovery was the only book that outlined a clear plan of action for our daughter, and gave us tools we could use immediately. Her methods work. Her methods WORK! I will be forever grateful for Lori.” – Mandy, age 54, mother of Allison, age 14.
104 pages, paperback, 2012
Peoplescapes — My Story from Purging to Painting
By Nancy Calef, Jody Weiner
Peoplescapes — My Story From Purging To Painting is an around-the-world tale of self-discovery, courage and love, at turns hilarious and heart-breaking, as artist Nancy Calef’s shares with readers her journey transcending anorexia and bulimia and the paintings and drawings that helped her recover.
Calef, whose art is regularly featured in solo and group exhibitions, chronicles with grace and humor, her evolution from child model, through her recovery and maturation into a multi-disciplined artist renowned for her innovative “Peoplescapes:” vibrant plein-air colors applied to exaggerated snapshots of the human condition where characters are often rendered in 3D, sculpted on the canvas, with symbolic commentary, together producing a razor sharp narrative on issues facing society.
Driven by honest self-examination and daily commitment to convert her self-destructive energy into creative expression and physical exercise, Calef provides in these pages inspiration for others to help themselves transcend deep emotional and physical obstructions.
156 pages, paperback, 2014
phoenix, Tennessee (music CD)
Music CD recorded by bestselling author, Jenni Schaefer
Available in digital and CD format
Capturing Jenni Schaefer’s healing journey in Tennessee, this alternative country/pop CD includes seven dynamic songs that not only inspire recovery but also explore relationships and life. Written and produced by Jenni and hit songwriters in Nashville, the CD includes the popular singles, “Life Without Ed” (from her book Life Without Ed), “It’s Okay to be Happy” (from Goodbye Ed, Hello Me), and “She Blames Herself,” a powerful song about transforming sexual abuse (featured in Almost Anorexic). Jenni’s music has helped countless people in recovery from various afflictions and is often used by professionals in groups. Anita Johnston, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, has said, “Jenni’s songs cut to the heart of what really matters when living a soul-filled life. Through them, she offers up an invitation to actually feel the sensations of authentic, embodied joy that come with freedom, recovery, and wholeness!”
7 songs, 2010
Positive Body Image for Kids: A Strengths-Based Curriculum for Children Aged 7-11
By Ruth MacConville
256 pages, paperback, 2017
Prevention and Recovery from Eating Disorders in Type 1 Diabetes Injecting Hope
By Ann Goebel-Fabbri
152 pages, hardcover/paperback, 2017
Psychological and Neurobiological Aspects of Eating disorders: A Taste-fMRI Study in Patients Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa
By Nathalie Tatjana Burkert
149 pages, paperback, 2016
Please Eat: A Mother’s Struggle to Free Her Teenage Son from Anorexia
By Bev Mattocks
270 pages, paperback, 2013
Positively Caroline: How I Beat Bulimia for Good…and Found Real Happiness
By Caroline Adams Miller
Since the publication of “My Name is Caroline,” Caroline has received over 100,000 emails, letters and calls from people who said the book gave them hope, but they also wanted to know something more important: Did she STAY in recovery? “Positively Caroline” is the first autobiography about decades of unbroken bulimia recovery, including descriptions of how Caroline’s recovery continued to evolve through diagnoses of depression and ADHD, bankruptcy, pregnancies and childbirth, and the painful legacy of childhood abuse. Finally, Caroline weaves in how achieving her cutting-edge Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 brought her closure on knowing her purpose and finding authentic happiness. In an interesting twist, Caroline’s 21-year-old daughter, Samantha, wrote the foreword about what it was like to be raised by a mother who never hid her bulimic past and how it has impacted her own journey into adulthood.
278 pages, paperback, 2013
PR: A Personal Record of Running from Anorexia
By Amber Sayer
PR: A Personal Record of Running from Anorexia juxtaposes Amber Sayer’s triumphs on the cross-country course with her struggles to overcome severe anorexia. By showing the interrelationships between her eating disorder, elite high school and collegiate running career, and the pressures of chasing academic and athletic perfection, Sayer hopes to confront taboo subjects in the running community and help young athletes avoid or escape the difficult situations she faced while growing up. PR is recommended for athletes and has also been helpful to parents, friends, and coaches.
246 pages, paperback, 2013
The Predatory Lies of Anorexia: A Survivor’s Story
By Abby D. Kelly
196 pages, paperback, 2014
Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak
By Tom Wooldridge
304 pages, paperback, hardcover, 2018
Purge: Rehab Diaries
By Nicole Johns
Purge: Rehab Diaries is a beautifully written and powerful memoir that focuses on the three months Nicole Johns spent in residential treatment for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Johns shatters many of the common myths surrounding eating disorders, and her story provides hope to individuals struggling with an eating disorder as well as caregivers, without sugarcoating the reality of living with an eating disorder and the recovery process. This memoir provides a unique reading experience by including documents and artifacts from Johns’ time in treatment, and by avoiding the stereotypes and cliches commonly found in other eating disorder memoirs.
274 pages, paperback, 2009
Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at Midlife and Beyond
By Margo Maine & Joe Kelly
232 pages, hardcover/paperback, June 2016
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