Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

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A raw and engrossing memoir of a young mother's addiction to eating disorders and her struggle toward health-now in paperback.

At twenty-four, Erica Rivera appeared to have it all: a B.A., two daughters, a successful husband, a house in the suburbs-and a great body. But under the surface, Erica was struggling with an addiction. She developed a self-destructive obsession with dieting, bingeing, purging, exercising, and, ultimately, anorexia. It wasn't until her very young daughters began to imitate her actions that she decided to get help-and to trace her disordered eating and body-image patterns across three generations of women in her family.

Insatiable is the raw, candid, and ultimately uplifting story of one woman's plunge into the depths of addiction and her fragile fight to climb back out. Getting to the root of her own problems helped her show her own daughters where happiness truly lies: in loving oneself.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Oct 6, 2009
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781101148624
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Family & Relationships / Parenting / Motherhood
Psychology / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders
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