Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives UPDATE
January 1, 1970Thank you to everyone who submitted a letter about recovery for the anthology I’m editing to benefit the Academy for Eating Disorders! We have finally completed initial edits on the manuscript with our wonderful editor at Trumpeter Press. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives will be published next spring and officially launched on April 29, 2011, at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in Miami.
By now we have notified the more than 90 contributors whose letters will appear in the book. But I was deeply moved by each and every letter I received, and I want to extend my thanks to all of you who submitted pieces and have not heard back. Our criteria for selection had to do with the specific aspects of recovery that the book will highlight. The letters we selected also reflect the broad geographic and demographic reach of eating disorders. I wish I had the ability to contact each of you individually, but I’m afraid that’s just not feasible as I received several hundred letters for consideration.
Every moment of work on this project has been donated, and I’m immensely grateful to Judith Banker, Amanda Weishuhn, and the other members of the Academy who have helped me to select, edit, and organize the contents of this book. It’s truly a labor of love and hope, and thanks to all of you, it promises to be a valuable new addition to the literature of eating disorders as well as a source of financial support for new eating disorders research.
Thank you again, everyone, and I’ll keep you posted as the book release nears!