Inside Amy: A Mother's Eating Disorder

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PublishAmerica, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 178 pages
As a young girl growing up in the 1970s and a80s, Amy developed anorexia nervosa. Unaware that she had an eating disorder and in denial that she had any problems with food, Amy continued to suffer from anorexia into her twenties. Her condition escalated after her first child was born, remaining with her through her second pregnancy and into mid-life. The true story of this young woman, Inside Amy is the first book about anorexia nervosa written by a middle-aged mother of two children. It recounts the previously unspoken thoughts and feelings of a woman who endured years of distress, and her transformation into a anormala person who finally came to terms with the hidden disorder that haunted her through motherhood. This book will appeal to other women and men suffering in silence, enabling them to identify with the author, find themselves within the pages of the book and seek release from a treatable condition they may not even consciously realize is affecting their lives.

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Recovery has been a long battle for myself and Amy has helped me more than words could express. I understand and now I see the light at the other end of this dark tunnel where I tend to isolate myself ... Read full review

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Introduction
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Amys Sisters and Brothers
25
Lake Beverly
43
Copyright

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