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Solitaire is the groundbreaking memoir of a young woman growing up in the 1970s and her triumph over anorexia nervosa.
“Aimee Liu writes honestly and forcefully about an ever-increasing problem.” —American Library Association
“She describes in gripping detail the growing obsession with diet, calories and exercise combined with increasing alienation from family and friends.” —The New York Times
“A harrowing tour of adolescent anxieties and loneliness . . . The narrative ends on a note of hope.” —Publishers Weekly
“Brilliant and very moving . . . The book’s insight, intelligence, and vivid prose make it highly recommended reading.” —Library Journal
Aimee Liu’s novels include Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face. Her nonfiction includes Restoring Our Bodies,Reclaiming Our Lives and Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders. She also has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books and written numerous articles on medical, psychological, and political topics. She earned her MFA from Bennington College and now teaches in Goddard College’s MFA program in Creative Writing. www.aimeeliu.net