`I enjoyed her style of writing and would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in eating disorders' - Signpost
`Provides a valuable insight into how a young person with an eating disorder thinks and feels' - Contact a Family
`The style is clear and engaging and ought to reach young people who are experiencing difficulties. The level of information contained would be of equal value to the families of these young people in helping them understand the emotions of their loved ones' - Educational Psychology
Looking in the bathroom mirror for the first time since my illness had begun, I saw how I really looked. I was a walking skeleton, with my skin stretched tight over my bones. My face had become a skull, and when I smiled, it looked like I was wearing a horror mask.
Anna has suffered a serious eating disorder and, more importantly, she has recovered!
In this book she provides the reader with:
" a moving account of her experiences
" information about eating disorders
" a plan for recovery
The book is intended for young people and their families, and all those who care for children at risk.
`The book is easy to read and deals with the issue of eating disorders in a matter of fact style, offering sensible advice' - Educational Psychology in Practice
`A book to recommend to any young person to increase understanding, as well as to sufferers, their families and friends' - Times Educational Supplement
WINNER OF TES/NASEN BEST ACADEMIC BOOK AWARD 2002
Running on Empty is a fictional work about three teenage girls who have some eating problems. Anna Paterson, who runs a support Internet service, has drawn on her extensive experience to explore the different effects on each girl. She describes the difficulties they face as secrets are disclosed and treatment is embarked upon.
Anna's hope is that young people who suffer from an eating disorder anorexia, bulimia or bingeing will recognise the condition, feel safer talking to someone and that the stories will provide a means of support. It is also a useful book for peers who are free of eating difficulties but who can gain insight and compassion from the book. An essential teenage read.
This is Anna's third book about eating disorders.
Anna has established herself as a leading author in the field of eating disorders and combines her personal experiences with an extensive research interest. Her two previous books published by Lucky Duck were winner and special commendation in the NASEN/TES book awards and we expect this publication to be equally well received.
It would be a mistake to think that eating and body image problems are experienced only by women. Anna draws the readers attention to the characteristic and special difficulties for men, including:
" athletics, body building and eating
" depression and self-esteem
" eating disorders and homosexuality.
Like all her books she offers a comprehensive overview and contributes information, advice and hope. This is a book for those affected and those who want to help them.
I have survived where so many others haven't. Why did all this happen to me? Why are there an increasing number of young people starving themselves to death?PERHAPS MY STORY HAS THE ANSWERS
He sobrevivido donde tantos otros no tienen. ¿Por qué todo esto me sucediera? ¿Por qué hay un número creciente de jóvenes que mueren de hambre hasta la muerte?
QUIZÁS MI HISTORIA TIENE LAS RESPUESTAS