Hope and Other Luxuries

Hope and Other Luxuries

A Mother's Life With A Daughter's Anorexia

eBook - 2015
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"Clare Dunkle seemed to have an ideal life--two beautiful, high-achieving teenage daughters, a loving husband, and a satisfying and successful career as a children's book novelist. But it's when you let down your guard that the ax falls. Just after one daughter successfully conquered her depression, another daughter developed a life-threatening eating disorder. Co-published with Elena Vanishing, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story--told in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest prose--of one family's fight against a deadly disease, from an often ignored but important perspective: the mother of the anorexic"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2015
ISBN: 9781452136974
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Apr 22, 2017

Being the mother of an anorexic can be lonely. Your family and friends don't know or don't understand what you or your child are going through. Reading this book was like having someone hold my hand and tell me, "yes it's hell, no you are not alone". Very well written, heart wrenching and compelling. Also gives a brilliant insight to the mind of an anorexic.


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