DYING TO BE BEAUTIFUL
This book offers a ladder out of the black hole of food fixations: anorexia, bulimia, and exermania. The author reviews the standard therapies (behavioral, cognitive, psycho-dynamic, family, support groups, medicines), and includes appendices on books and treatment resources. But it is the detailed, heart-rending stories of struggle and triumph–including Schwirzer’s own–that lift the heart. Ultimately, the secret of victory is to take sufferers our of their isolation, turning the eyes away from self and fixing them on God.