Thin

Thin

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english, , non-fiction, trauma-narratives, 2011, my-books, english-4250, memoirs, adult, got-bored-and-stopped, Nonfiction, Health, Autobiography, Mental Health, Psychology, Contemporary, Biography, Adult

A bright, beautiful teenager, popular with her peers, Grace lived a perfectly ordered, ordinary life. Until one day, aged 18, she went on a diet. That didn’t stop. Then couldn’t stop. That trapped her in ‘a secret world of eating-related happiness and unhappiness’. And saw her weight swiftly drop to below six stone.

A grippingly honest account of life with anorexia nervosa, Thin is Grace’s heartbreaking, shocking and, finally, inspirational story. A memoir that is in part insider’s exposé and in part survivor’s testimony, it explains the struggle for self-discovery, and chronicles the devastating battles waged for control over mind and body.

Breaking secrets, Grace shatters the myths surrounding this widely misunderstood illness, helping those bound within the rules of anorexia to find a way out, and those on the outside to understand more.Thin also has resonance beyond the world of eating disorders. For in daring to tell the truth, Grace reveals her extraordinary story to be a common one, reflected in the shape of many of our lives. She draws on the universal themes of female self-image and self-determination, which have inspired such classics as The Bell Jar and A Room of One’s Own, to shatter the myths surrounding anorexia. And the powerful insights she brings to overcoming addiction make this an invaluable narrative for all those looking to find hope and renewal in the acceptance of change and growth.Thin is the most eloquent account of anorexia yet.

Title:Thin
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780141022840
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    Thin Reviews

  • Oceana2602

    I'm probably not the right target group for this book (or rather, I'm too right for it), but I read it anyway."Thin" is the account of the authorÄs anorexia and her recovery from anorexia. It wasn't ...

  • Judith Yeabsley

    I thought this book written by an anorexic girl would be sensationalist and gossipy and I'd last one chapter. It was the opposite. It was very honest, very down to earth and written by someone who can...

  • Eve beinguniquebooks

    In this book we meet Grace the author as she takes us through her past to present story of her life with anorexia and all the stages she went through with it.From losing boyfriends and friends to losi...

  • Em*bedded-in-books*

    Anorexia nervosa. A disorder where young females give up food, and virtually persist on water and air, to the point of becoming skin and bones. This disease has fascinated me from the time I came to k...

  • Blake Murray

    I'm glad Bowman put her story out there and could be vulnerable to an audience. I hope she helped someone out there who needed to hear her story, but for me the storytelling and the craftsmanship behi...

  • Jess

    I won't lie... I pretty much skimmed the last 10 pages. Bowman tried to tell her story in a disconnected way which would reflect the chaos of the disordered mind, and hopefully not trigger others. Mos...

  • Naomi

    I read a few reviews of this book before I started to read it. A lot of people mentioned the moving between a first and third person narrative; I thought it would bother me but it didn't. I think usin...

  • Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)

    I’ve seen this book around for a few years now and I’ve wanted to read it for a while as I’m very interested in all books to do with anorexia. I finally brought this the other week and read it s...

  • Celeste

    I enjoy reading memoirs about screwed up or famous people (or both), so I bought this for my Kindle.It started out ok. The writing and some of the terminology is very british, and that took some getti...

  • Stephanie Vogel

    This is one of the best books of its genre....