Lying in Weight
The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women
Trisha Gura PhD
- 384 Pages
- On-Sale Date: 04/22/2008
- ISBN: 9780060761493
- Trim Size: 5.313in x 8.000in x 0.865in
A girl with an eating disorder grows up. And then what?
In this groundbreaking book, science journalist Trisha Gura explodes the myth that those who suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are primarily teenage girls. In truth, twenty-five to thirty million American women twenty-five and older suffer from serious food issues, from obsessions with calorie counting to compulsions to starve then overeat. These diseases often linger from adolescence or emerge anew in the lives of adult women in ways that we are only now starting to recognize.
Drawing on her own experience with anorexia, as well as the most up-to-date research and extensive interviews with clinicians and sufferers, Gura presents a startling, timely, and imperative investigation of eating disorders "all grown up," and offers hope through understanding.
Trisha Gura, Ph.D., has written extensively for such publications as Science, Nature, Scientific American, the Chicago Tribune, Prevention, Child, Health, and Parents. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University near Boston, Massachusetts.
“Informed with personal passion and scientific insight. . . . Gura’s book is highly recommended.” - Library Journal
“Gura proffers helpful counsel to those willing to heed it.” - Booklist
“Well-researched...Gura explores the issue [of eating disorders] with insight and empathy.” - Bust Magazine