Even if you think you don’t know anyone with an eating disorder, read this book – chances are that you do
Shocking statistics in Australia (replicated throughout the world):
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Ed says U said unravels the complexities of eating disorders (referred to as ‘ED’) into layman’s language that people of all age groups can understand. Using avatars and the Twitter-like title and format, this book pitches to a social media-conscious-audience. ‘ED’ is portrayed as an invisible bully that develops in the mind. Its agenda is to befriend, isolate and destroy by manipulating and sabotaging thoughts and behaviours. The biologically based mental illness feeds on misinterpretation. The mind-takeover is so complete that the sufferer often doesn’t understand they are ill and family, friends, colleagues and health professionals have no idea how to respond.
Two Australians, June Alexander (author of A Girl Called Tim, My Kid is Back, A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders) and Cate Sangster provide the inside story in ED says U said. The authors share their eating disorder experiences, plus those of other survivors, and also carers. The avatars and easy to understand social messaging language deliver a helpful and insightful translation to assist the sufferer and all those who care about them in outsmarting the eating disorder and moving from diagnosis to recovery.
About the authors
June Alexander is an Australian writer and eating disorder awareness advocate. At the age of 11, she developed anorexia nervosa, followed by bulimia, and recovered four decades later. ED says U Said is her fourth book on eating disorders. For more information, visit lifestoriesmentor.com.au and lifestoriesmentor.com.au/blog/
Cate Sangster is a teacher with a background in neuroanatomy, publishing and freelance writing. Her work has been published in international scientific journals. She is recovering from a 20-year battle with an eating disorder.
Ed says U said: Eating Disorder Translator by June Alexander and Cate Sangster
9781849053310, pb, 6 x 9, 320 pp A$25.95 published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers and distributed in Australasia by Footprint Books.
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