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YogurtParfait_US
Hi all,

I'm interested in the titles/authors of books by mothers of children with an eating disorder. They can be good books, bad books in-between books, books about the mom's own experience helping his/her child, or other sorts of books about AN. My particular interest is the stories of caregiving/recovery in those books (and in some books not about a mom's own child, the recovery story or caregiving story may also be in the book.

I'm interested in books in English or Japanese, but feel free to mention books in other languages.

I'm also interested in accounts that pre-date FBT and family-centered approaches to ED, as well as newer books that are likely most familiar to us, that incorporate a family-centered approach.

Here are some books I already know about:

Harriet Brown, Brave girl eating
Laura Collins, Eating with your anorexic
Eva Musby, Title?
Bev Mattocks, Please eat
Becky Henry, Just tell her to stop

Thanks, all!!
"Hope is a wonderful thing ... but hope by itself is not enough. Hope is the reason to take action, to make a plan and then to change the plan when it isn’t working - over and over and over again if necessary." Hannah Joseph (Let's Feast Friday Reflection, "Just Keep Going," Friday, March 3rd, 2015)
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Bontoplen_USA
Oh good topic,I would love to get some new books,I just read "Brave Girl Eating" and it was excellent,I am going to read Laura's book next and also Bev's book.I need books to read at the pool this summer so I may as well learn too.
Bontoplen
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alwaysvigilantCAN
My Kid is Back by June Alexander (compilation of stories)

Try looking through here at Gurze books for different ones. Sorry I didn't have time to sift through it myself.
5 years in active recovery; With many, many days of full nutrition and closed loopholes, insight, life experiences and brain maturity we are slowly loosening the safety net
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Scarlett
The first book I read:
Guérir l'anorexie et la boulimie par la méthode Montreux, from Peggy Claude-Pierre

She's canadian and claims she cured both her daughters from anorexia. She went on to open a "clinic" which was closed some years ago, after allegations on abuse on the sufferers.
The book didn't help me very much. The method she describes is not very clear.



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Foodsupport_AUS
Alice in the looking glass, by Jo and Alice Kingsley. 
The book is in two sections one by Jo the mother and the second is of the same story from Alice's point of view. It makes I think interesting reading for parents, but is definitely not for sufferers. 

D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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JDon
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain
by Portia de Rossi

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SnP
The boy who loved apples. by Amanda Webster. This was the book that lead me to F.E.A.S.T and this life saving forum!
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Jessiecc_uk
To die for, by carol lee. I think it was a caregiver's story but not the mother?
Also The invisible girl, by Peter barham. This is the story of his daughter.
Jessie
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BattyMatty_UK
I don't think Eva's book is ready yet, so there isn't a title. From July 2013 there will also be "When Anorexia Came To Visit: Families Talk About How An Eating Disorder Invaded Their Lives" by Bev Mattocks
Bev Mattocks, mother of 24-year old male DX with RAN 2009, now recovered. Joined this forum in 2010 - it was a lifesaver.
 
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evamusby_UK
I see you guys have mentioned me.
I thought it was time to have a working title for my book.
For now it's "Anorexia-recovered. Powerful emotional and hands-on tools for parents to free their child of anorexia."
And it's still a work in progress on http://www.evamusby.co.uk and it's been great to get comments and advice (more please!).
I've also contacted quite a few people on this forum for permission to quote some of their wisdom, and I'm delighted with the result.
Eva

Eva Musby, mother, author, produces lots of resources for parents at https://anorexiafamily.com and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EvaMusby/playlists
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evamusby_UK
In case anyone is still coming across this thread, I'll update my own info.
My book has been published for a few months now, and it's available as a paperback or an ebook, e.g. through Amazon. Links on my website:  www.evamusby.co.uk/order
And I finally settled on a title, the result of so much lovely input from supportive people here, and every now and again I revise it in light of new stuff I am learning. Again, thanks to so many people here for their contributions. [smile] 
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Eva Musby, mother, author, produces lots of resources for parents at https://anorexiafamily.com and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/EvaMusby/playlists
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