GAINING:
The Truth About Life
After Eating Disorders

Essays, Articles, & Nonfiction Works
by Aimee Liu

RESOURCES
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Links to websites and organizations that provide information and referrals.
References cited in GAINING
Books
How do anorexia and bulimia impact life AFTER recovery? GAINING is one of the first books about eating disorders to connect the latest scientific insights to the personal truth of life before, during, and especially after anorexia and bulimia.
"I've read countless books about eating disorders, but I've never seen one like this. Combining the professional wisdom of leading experts with personal experiences from women and men all over the globe, this book fills a gap on the recovery bookshelf. Anyone who has been touched by an eating disorder needs to read this."—Jenni Schaefer, author of Life without Ed
America's first memoir of anorexia, and one of the earliest books about eating disorders, originally published in 1979

Additional books
about Eating Disorders
& Related Issues


Books about Eating Disorders in General:

Fairburn, Christopher, and Kelly Brownell, eds. Eating Disorders and Obesity. New York: Guilford Press, 2002.

Lock, James and Daniel LaGrange. Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder. New York: Guilford Press, 2005.

-----, and Christopher Dare, W. Agras. Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach. New York: Guilford Press, 2002.

Biographies & Memoirs of Eating Disorders:

Armstrong, Karen. The Spiral Staircase. New York: Anchor Books, 2005.

Fonda, Jane. My Life So Far. New York: Random House, 2005.

Gray, Francine du Plessix. Simone Weil. New York: Viking Penguin, 2001.

Gottlieb, Lori. Stick Figure. New York: Berkley Books, 2001.

Knapp, Caroline. Appetites: Why Women Want. New York: Counterpoint, 2003.

------ . Drinking: A Love Story. New York: Delta, 1996.

----- . The Merry Recluse: a Life in Essays. New York: Counterpoint, 2004.

------ . Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs. New York: Delta, 1998.

Harrison, Kathryn. The Kiss. New York: Random House, 1997.

------ . The Mother Knot. New York: Random House, 2004.

Hornbacher, Marya. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia New York: HarperCollins, 1998.

Leaska, Mitchell. Granite and Rainbow: The Hidden Life of Virginia Woolf. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 1998.

Maychick, Diana. Audrey Hepburn: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Birch Lane Press, 1993.

Maynard, Joyce. At Home in the World. New York: Picador, 1998.

Reiland, Rachel. Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder. Center City, MN: Hazelden, 2004.

Weiner, Jessica. A Very Hungry Girl. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2003.


Books about Anorexia Nervosa:

Bruch, Hilde. The Golden Cage. Cambridge: Harvard U. Press, 2001. [Originally published: Harvard U. Press, 1978]

Levenkron, Steven. Anatomy of Anorexia. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.

Books about Bulimia:

Reindl, Sheila. Sensing the Self: Women’s Recovery from Bulimia. Cambridge: Harvard U. Press, 2001.

Books about the History of Eating Disorders:

Bell, Rudolph, Holy Anorexia. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 1985.

Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Books about Identity, Mood, and Mindful Awareness:

Begley, Sharon. Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. New York: Ballantine Books, 2007.

Cloninger, Robert. Feeling Good: The Science of Well-Being. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. New York: Harper & Row, 1990.

Erikson, Erik. Identity: Youth and Crisis. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1968.

Fairbairn, WRD. Psychoanalytic Studies of the Personality. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Fromm, Erich. To Have or To Be? New York: Continuum, 2004.

Kramer, Peter D. Listening to Prozac. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

Linehan, Marsha. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: Guilford Press, 1993.

Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness. New York: Washington Square Press, 1992. [Originally published: Gallimard, 1943]

Solomon, Andrew. The Noonday Demon. New York: Scribner, 2001.

Viorst, Judith. Imperfect Control. New York: Free Press, 1998.

Winnicott, D.W. Home is Where We Start From. New York: W.W. Norton, 1986.


Books about Body Image and Food Policy:

Bordo, Susan. Unbearable Weight. 10th Ed. Berkeley: U. California Press, 2003.

Brownell, Kelly, and Katherine Horgen. Food Fight. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Chernin, Kim. The Hungry Self . New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. [Originally published: Times Books, 1985]

-----. The Obsession. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994. [Originally published: Harper&Row, 1981]

Orbach, Susie. Hunger Strike. New York: W.W. Norton, 1986.

Orenstein, Peggy, Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. [Originally published: Doubleday, 1994]

Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. New York: Ballantine, 1994.


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