I often get asked what books I might recommend for further reading – so here we have a selection of texts which I suggest. Please bear in mind that the books we enjoy and find worthy reads are very much down to personal preference. I will only recommend books I have read. You can click on the book to be taken straight to Amazon where you can read a preview and buy the book.
Page last updated – 28/08/17
by June Alexander
My synopsis : This is a wonderful, and easy to read book, that aims to aid and improve communication between someone with an eating disorder and their friends, family and supporters by ‘translating’ common miscommunication pitfalls.
By Greta Noordenbos
My synopsis : This book is mostly aimed at therapists but isn’t too jargon heavy so is also suitable for those with Eating Disorders. While I don’t agree with everything Greeta has to say, this is a well-rounded introduction that is detailed enough for you to feel informed but short enough to not overwhelm.
By Mindy Jacobson-Levy and Maureen Foy-Tomay
By Michelle Heffner
My synopsis : This is a wonderful self-help book for those recovering from an Eating Disorder helping them to understand their illness and take positive steps forward. Best used in conjunction with therapy.
By Randi McCabe
By Elaine Aron
My synopsis : If you are the type of person that feels overwhelmed by the world and are refered to as ‘overly sensative’ then this might be the book for you.
By Brene Brown
My synopsis : Brene Brown is an American author and researcher in the area of vulnerability and shame. This best-selling book really is a must read for anyone wanting to engage with their life more fully.
By Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
My synopsis : A direct but thoughtful book for those with a history of sexual abuse. While this is a comprehensive text it is studded with real life experience and occasional exercises. Despite being written for the survivor this offers a great insight for all readers.
By Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
By Portia De Rossi
My synopsis : This is Portia’s story of her struggle with Anorexia Nervosa and her journey on to a happy and healthy life. Let me admit I haven’t read this book yet, but i’ve heard great reviews.
By Lucy Howard-Taylor
My synopsis : This is a beautifully articulate and raw first hand story of living with an Eating Disorder. One of the few autobiographies I would ever recommend!
By Elizabeth McNaughty
My synopsis : So, I might be a little biased since this book is written by a friend – but this is an especially brave account of living with the Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa. Brave in the sense that Lizzie is a practicing Doctor – and yet is speaking out despite the potential stigma.