by Anne-Sophie

Many of you, my wonderful readers, ask me about books on eating disorders or books from those of us who have survived and recovered from our eating disorder.

Here are some suggestions of fantastic, inspiring and hopeful books! I hope you find something you like. If not, why don’t you suggest the book that helped you and leave a comment in the comment section?

Hanne Arts: Just Perfect
“Just Perfect” is a grippingly honest account of love and friendship, betrayal and trust, and inner demons and the fight for a better tomorrow. Hanne Arts wrote this novel in the hope of helping others struggling with depression and eating disorders understand that they are not alone, and that they, too, can overcome their inner demons. 

Portia de Rossi: Unbearable Lightness
“When I read this book in fall of 2010, I was more dead than alive. While reading “Unbearable Lightness” , I realized for the very first time that something was terribly wrong with me. It was the first step towards recovery”. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Dr. Anita Johnston: Eating in the Light of the Moon
“This book helped me understand how far we deviated from embracing women for who they are and it made me appreciate myself and my body on a whole new level.” Anne – Sophie Reinhardt

June Alexander: A Girl Called Tim
“My memoir, A Girl Called Tim, has a hopeful message. I gained my freedom after 44 years. The past five years, I have been like a bird out of a cage, travelling the world, embracing life to the full.” June Alexander

Andrea Roe: You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone is an inspiring collection of personal recovery stories, poems, artwork, and song lyrics by women who are either in strong recovery or fully recovered from an eating disorder.

Aimee Liu: Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives: Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders
“RESTORING OUR BODIES, RECLAIMING OUR LIVES is pure hope and encouragement, by people in recovery and professionals to help readers through each phase of recovery and remind them every step of the way that recovery is possible for everyone.” Aimee Liu

Aimee Liu: Gaining: The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders

Carolyn Costin & Gwen Schubert Grabb: 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

Jenni Schaefer: Life Without Ed Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

James Lock and Daniel Le Grange: Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

Harriet Brown: Brave Girl Eating

Joanna Poppink: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder

Becky Henry: Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders

Claire Beeken: My Body My Enemy: My 13 Year Battle with Anorexia

Johanna S Kandel: Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good 

Erika Toman: Mehr ich, weniger Waage.

Erika Toman: Sex und Seele

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Andrew Hill December 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

This is great list of resources Anne-Sophie… and something for parents too I am glad to see!


Anne-Sophie December 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Hi Andrew, I am glad you find something that is valuable to you. Please let me know how your daughter is doing.


Andtew Hill December 20, 2011 at 6:14 am

My daughter likes the purpose and content of Fighting Anorexia and has shared a comment with you, Anne-Sophie – and received a reply, thank you. She is going well. I think she has found a helpful structure and purpose in the vegan diet she has adopted.
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Anne-Sophie December 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I am so very glad to hear this, Andrew.


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