Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stick Figure

By: Lori Gottlieb
Location: NF 920 GOT
Genre: Eating Disorders

Maybe I could write a book like this, not from a 1st person point of view, but from an aunt that has seen the destructive power that an eating disorder has. Entertainment Weekly calls this book- Funny - I know nothing funny about anorexia, nothing joyful, nothing positive. It takes the carrier on a journey of a train wreck and the family who are passengers are traumtaised by the ride. I know- Ive been a passenger. This story is told by Lori, it is her story, her journey, told in her voice, and unlike so many- it is redemptive and hopeful.
This book will not be fun to read, but if you want to get inside the head of a girl who has ridden the train of an eating disorder and has disembarked safely- then have a read.
To my students at Cambridge High- if you read this book because this is your journey and you need someone to talk to who understands- dont forget Ive been a passenger!

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