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greekdude
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40037242-anorexic-dreams

this was published in 2018 in English by a Greek lady/girl who passed alone through this hell.

Now available in Greek as well :

https://www.politeianet.gr/books/9789605645939-ouzounidou-kikka-oselotos-anorektika-oneira-279433

I have read it. I have my technical disagreements with her ideas (blaming family, and indeed her family was a highly toxic one before developing the ED), but overall I found it a very touching and interesting book.
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Foodsupport_AUS
Thanks for sharing. I am not sure I can even get past the title.What insights did you get from it?
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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greekdude
Hello @Foodsupport_AUS . This lady gave me the impression of a genuine personality with her own style, totally unconventional as she does not seem to follow any "known" norm of modern (or even traditional) life. The ending of the book is beautiful . It functions as a short lesson on love and forgiveness for oneself but also for the others. Also the book has its funny moments as well.
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MKR
Hi @greekdude, thanks for letting us know. I will have a look. The ending sounds like a happy ending?
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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Foodsupport_AUS
Your review sounds so much more interesting that the review on goodreads. 
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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greekdude
MKR wrote:
Hi @greekdude, thanks for letting us know. I will have a look. The ending sounds like a happy ending?
 

yup! this lady made it. Unfortunately another angel (known TV presenter) about her age did not, and this shocked everyone :  "Nana Karagianni" .
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MKR
The story of Nana Karagianni terrifies me! I feel like pulling her aside to tell her it's not her fault and there is hope, but I know it's too late.

It looks like her AN took a downturn when she was an adult. All in plain sight of a large TV audience, and no one with power to turn things around. 

How do we educate our children to spot the signs in the future and take timely action?
Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.
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