Purge: Rehab Diaries

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Self-Help - 300 pages
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Purge is a beautifully crafted memoir that has a Girl, Interrupted feel. In this raw and engaging account of her months in rehab, Nicole Johns documents her stay in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders. Her prose is lucid and vivid, as she seamlessly switches verb tenses and moves through time. She unearths several important themes: body image and sexuality, sexual assault and relationships, and the struggle to piece together one's path in life. While other books about eating disorders and treatment may sugarcoat the harsh realities of living with and recovering from an eating disorder, Purge does not hold back. The author presents an honest, detailed account of her experience with treatment, avoiding the clichd happily-ever-after ending while still offering hope to those who struggle with eating disorders, as well as anyone who has watched a loved one fight to recover from an eating disorder. Purge sends a message: though the road may be rough, ultimately there is hope.
 

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I loved this book, and the plain out there ways she described herself and the world. But i very much disagree with her about Minnesota. i think it is so rude when people stereotype Mn and its inhabitants. we have a sense of community and smarts just as any other state. Read full review

Contents

The End Is the Beginning xvii The Last Year OF YOUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH EDNOS
1
Psychiatric Evaluation
20
Observation
35
Snack Time
49
The Vibrator Policy AT THE EDC
63
Horseback Riding
80
Parents Visit
94
Some of Us Are Just Passing Through
102
Crack Kills
143
Playground Love
159
Evoking Emotion IN THE UNEMOTIONAL An Exercise IN COMBATING MY PERFECTIONISM AND
179
Anger Management
193
Prank Calls
207
Julia Doing My Makeup
220
THREE STAGES OF RECOVERY
233
Acknowledgments
256

Repeat Offenders
115
Black Marketand Contraband
129

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