Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too (Unabridged)
by Jenni Schaefer & Thom Rutledge
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Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all. Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s "divorce" from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed. This 10th anniversary edition features a new afterword as well as sections devoted to family, friends, and supporters; how treatment professionals can use the book with their patients and men with anorexia.
I love this audio book because it's handy on my phone and I can listen to her anytime I want. I've already had a book, but Jenni's voice in this audio book is very nurturing and encouraging. I recommend this audio version of Life without Ed to anyone who is interested in this book! I love it!
I’ve read dozens of books on eating disorders and this is, by far, the best. Jenni’s honesty, authenticity, and creativity shine through the chapters of this book to provide hope to anyone fighting with Ed. She brilliantly communicates the internal world of eating disorders. My only regret is that I didn’t find “Life Without Ed” when I was struggling with an eating disorder. However, as a recovered person, a counseling student, and a health journalist, I certainly look forward to sharing this book in the future.