Life Without Ed

  • by Jenni Schaefer, Thom Rutledge
  • Narrated by Jenni Schaefer
  • 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.
Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s "divorce" from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.
This 10th anniversary edition features a new afterword as well as sections devoted to family, friends, and supporters; how treatment professionals can use the book with their patients and men with anorexia.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Such comfort when ED is in my ear

What did you love best about Life Without Ed?

The comforting voice. Jenni's voice and message trumps the ED and Ms Perfectionist haunting and unattainable demands.


What did you like best about this story?

Learning to separate myself from my eating disorder. I am something special without an eating disorder, and I can heal.


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- Melanie D Aldis

Reassuring for all those wanting recovery from ED

Any additional comments?

Jenni Schaefer’s audible version of “Life without Ed” acts as a great companion for those wanting recovery. Her reassuring voice helps emphasize her story, commitment to recovery and provides great hope for all those struggling to overcome eating disorders.

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- RCH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education