My Body, My Enemy: My thirteen year battle with anorexia nervosa

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9780007100729: My Body, My Enemy: My thirteen year battle with anorexia nervosa

This new edition of a classic, bestselling autobiography completes Claire Beeken’s powerful story, taking the reader on an inspirational journey to the present day.

Claire Beeken first went to hospital with an eating disorder aged 10. For over a decade she locked herself into a vicious cycle of starvation, laxative abuse, binge-eating and vomiting, attempted suicide and periods in a psychiatric hospital.

This graphically honest, deeply-affecting, and darkly funny account of Claire’s illness tells the story of an ordinary girl from Luton living life with rare intensity.

Since publication of the previous issue, Claire Beeken’s groundbreaking techniques and work with sufferers of eating disorders has come to be internationally recognised. Claire’s charity Caraline is now internationally acclaimed and the help-line that began life in her parents’ front-room has become an established, and enormously successful, care and counselling centre.

The updated material tells Claire’s personal story – her feelings and her achievements since the early days of Caraline and also includes further inspirational ‘case histories’ of girls who have recovered from bulimia and anorexia with counselling.

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''Have you ever heard of anorexia nervosa, Claire?' he asks, putting his pen down and eyeing me over his glasses. 'Yeah' I reply sullenly. 'That's what you've got,' he says. 'No I haven't,' I insist. 'What makes you say that Claire?' he asks. 'Those people are really thin,' I say.'

Claire Beeken first went into hospital with an eating disorder aged ten. For over a decade she locked herself into a vicious cycle of starvation, laxative abuse, binge-eating and vomiting, attempted suicide and periods in a psychiatric hospital.

'My Body, My Enemy' tells the story of an ordinary girl struggling through painful years and living her life with a rare intensity – it's a graphically honest, deeply affecting, and often darkly funny account.

This new edition of a classic best-selling autobiography completes Claire Beeken's inspirational story of success and recovery from anorexia.

About the Author:

Claire Beeken runs the charity ‘ Caraline’ in the UK which offers support to anorexics, bulimics and compulsive over-eaters. In 1994 she was awarded a prestigious award for her work. The press coverage for her book has been enormous.

Rosanna Greenstreet is a well-known journalist writing for a wide range of women’s magazines in the UK.

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