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"It had been hours since I ran at track practice that winter, but I hadn't bothered to shower, let alone change clothes. No, I didn't have time for that, because I had found the answer to my prayers.
"This has to be it.
"Eat all the fruit you want.
"Never get fat.
"Raw. Food. Diet."
Rachael Steil clocked in as an All-American collegiate runner; she became a girl clawing for a comeback on a 30-bananas-a-day diet. This year-long struggle with raw food ended when she realized she had to find her self-respect beyond her identity as a successful runner on a perfect diet.
Running in Silence opens the door on the secret world of eating disorders. It provides vital insights for those who don't suffer from this disease and an honest and harrowing personal story for those who do. Steil challenges the stigma of eating disorders, looks past appearance, and dives into the heart of obsession.

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©2016 Rachael Rose Steil (P)2017 Rachael Rose Steil
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tabitha on 07-26-17

Heartfelt, engaging story dragged down by author narration

Author narration rarely works. I can always tell when the author is reading their own work by the emotionless, flat recitation. I know that people who have experienced the struggles themselves want to add the personal element of narration but it just doesn't work. That said, the story was interesting, sad, and heartfelt. A professional narrator or actor would have really done the story justice and portrayed the emotions and beautiful writing so well. I am happy to read a book that attacks these fad diets; fruitarianism, paleo, etc...I've seen them completely take over people's lives when people are under the impression they are doing something for their health and longevity and get completely fixated.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Allison on 06-10-18

So pure, so raw....so honest and inspirational!

Once I started I couldn't put it down. I felt every emotion and was moved and inspired by the courage and tenacity Rachael exuded! Must read!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Sian Child on 03-14-18

An okay story, not really sure of it's way

The descriptions of Rachel's descent in to disordered eating and orthorexia was interesting, but I felt like the author wasn't really sure what she was trying to say, and so the book itself meandered and didn't really have a clear structure. The chapters asked questions that I'm not convinced the author knows the answer to.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-26-17

Very average

Super annoying book to listen to because of the shallow storyline and the questions and reflections at the end of each chapter. May be a very interesting read for those who struggle with fad diets or have an interest in athletics or veganisum but as an eating disorder book pretty lame

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