Chipmunkapublishing ltd, Jun 1, 2011 - 116 pages
Description'Goodbye Ana' is Kate Le Page's first publication of poetry. This collection of poems shares the author's battle to achieve and maintain recovery from anorexia nervosa. The work offers the reader a powerful, emotive insight into what life is really like when viewed through the eyes of an anorexic.This book aims to explain the cognitive distortions that accompany starvation and seeks to hold the sufferer captive as well as to challenge the many misconceptions about the illness. About the AuthorKate Le Page is 32 and lives in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Kate was first diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 1998 and has used writing poetry to cope with her eating disorder and depression. Multiple hospitalisations in Marchwood Priory, helped Kate to learn how to eat again and start to find a new life, where anorexia was no longer in charge. After many years working in Early Years, Kate is currently Feature Writer for Eating Disorders at Suite101.com and is involved in mentoring through MentorConnect.
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