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What did you love best about An Apple a Day?
How honest the author is. I enjoyed her voice as well, though it does have a "sticky" quality that grates after a while.
What other book might you compare An Apple a Day to and why?
Biting Anorexia - they are both candid diary type stories about the struggle back to health.
Which scene was your favorite?
When she was describing her own fascination with Posh spice. Who wouldn't identify with her thoughts on the glamorous supermom persona Posh has adopted. Also, how she describes her and Tom's trip across the western states of the US. To see America from the point of view of an an eating disordered English woman was interesting.
Any additional comments?
It is obvious from the author's point of view that she was still firmly in the grips of anorexia while writing this. Some of her interpretations of situations or other people's advise show a deep need to hang on to her disease. I came to really root for her though, and will surely listen to it again.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I am an eating disorder therapist who has heard and read multiple accounts of people suffering with eating disorders. This is certainly my favorite and will be my go to when helping parents understand their child's eating disorder, and helping the anorexic verbalized their struggle. Loved this book.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
fabulous read very thought provoking
I enjoyed the honest words and wish her all the best.
I suppose I wanted to listen to this audiobook out of a morbid curiosity, having never really known anyone with an eating disorder beyond the teenage dalliances with not eating that, in every case I've known at least, fizzle out. This book confirmed what I knew already, that its not about appearance but about control. A bit repetitive in places, but very interesting and both explains and yet gets across that its never possible for someone without an eating disorder to fully understand the motivation of a sufferer.