I would not be fat. I would not be fat. Yet she doesn't tell too much, isn't overly revealing. Finally, even though this book is about eating disorders, it isn't triggering, since it has left out details about food. It starts out with a description of bulimia nervosa in adolescents and the extent to which this disorder both differs and overlaps with anorexia nervosa in this same age group.
Her vulnerability and honesty makes us feel as though we are talking to a sister or a friend, which allowed the reader to connect deeper with the author and the disorder itself. When I heard the words my mind decoded it like this: You. I stood in front of the full-length mirror in my dorm room and inspected the extra parts. This book is fresh, honest and authentic, all the while keeping a very unbiased outlook on eating disorders. I loved this book and find it to be one of the best books about eating disorders that I've ever read- which is saying quite a lot since I've read many books on the topic! Lee Blum has nailed the healthy alternative for women of any age: courage to go deeper.
This is a practical book and should serve as a helpful therapist guide in working with teens and their families. Now I am eager to read her next book, Brave is the New Beautiful! In my twenty years of experience treating eating disorders I have seen no other writing that offers more for the individual who desperately needs recovery. For me, I had the genetic predisposition, I had an environment in college where all we were talking about was dieting, and an overwhelming set of emotional circumstances — trying to figure out who I was and having a deep sense of shame about not being good enough. Not everyone who diets will develop an eating disorder, but all eating disorders start with a diet. As someone who is less religious than many, I was not put off by Lee's focus on her Faith and could see how those who have a strong belief in God could relate to this aspect of her book. Eventually, she found herself hospitalized with clinical depression.
When I heard the words my mind decoded it like this: You. This is who I am. Her life turned away from friends, school and future plans to calorie counting, weighing scales and isolation. I would not be fat. I felt drawn into her story immediately, reading steadily until I finished the book. I read this book because I work with kids who have eating disorders and was hoping it was something they could read as they journey through recovery.
When I heard the words my mind decoded it like this: You. This lethal combination leads Lee on a journey of despair and eventually, rebirth. Read this book and be inspired to find your own brave beauty. That said, Lee told her story well. I stood in front of the full-length mirror in my dorm room and inspected the extra parts.
In Table in the Darkness, Lee reminds us that God is at work in us always, even--and often--when we're not looking. Having personally suffered from an eating disorder, and currently in the process of recovering from it, I find Ms. The writing was honest and raw with reader always rooting for Lee to be able to move past her thoughts, but as I know all to well those thoughts tend to be too strong. Lee also speaks regularly sharing her story of hope at churches, schools, and conferences. Her memoir begins with her childhood in Kansas full of instability and change. I look forward to her next book and applaud her for sharing her story.
This book is a source of hope and instruction for those battling an eating disorder as well as for loved ones. I was drawn into this story right away and read it within a few days. There were things about this that I appreciated, but I'd pretty much lost interest in the writing by the halfway point. It is the powerful and raw story of her childhood and young adulthood, of trying to be perfect enough for everyone to accept her, including herself. Grace examines how her fragile self-esteem and performance anxieties were placated by her eating disorder, which gave her a very specific sense of control when she felt vulnerable and exposed. I would not be fat. The purpose of this manual is to serve as a step-by-step guide for the seasoned eating disorder clinician as they embark on engaging parents in support of their adolescent with bulimia nervosa.
Blum is really good about not romanticising illness which you'd think wouldn't be so unusual, and yet. This book is awesome, even though i whish that Lee wouldn't have ahd to go through all this. So I went on this mission to be perfect — quieter, better, a good girl. Eventually, she found herself hospitalized with clinical depression. They drove her to an eating disorder and exercise addiction. Her riveting account of real-life experiences and the hope found in her faith in God will leave you hanging on to every page.