Andrea's Voice Silenced by Bulimia: Her Story and Her Mother's Journey Through Grief Toward Understanding

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Jun 3, 2011 - 504 pages
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Vibrant, talented, strong, and beautiful, Andrea Smeltzer seemed destined for a great future. But after a one - year struggle with bulimia, she died in her sleep at age 19, catapulting her mother Doris into a wrenching but ultimately rewarding journey of discovery. This unabashed account not only speaks about one family's tragedy, but also critiques the social and personal attitudes toward our bodies and appearance that create victims like Andrea. Andrea's poetry and journal entries, combined with her mother's reflections, offer insight and understanding about a crushing disorder that afflicts far too many young people.

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User Review  - mroman - LibraryThing

Heartbreaking and very eye opening book. Doris really showed in this book the dangers of Eating Disorder and how loosing her daughter to bulimia has caused so much pain and how she grieved. At the same time, she's become such an advocate on the dangers of ED's. Read full review

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