Helpful Books

Coming January 2021 It Was Never About The Food

Written by Tony Paulson, PhD, Mark Gibson, LCSW, and Eve Snyder, Psy.D.  This book provides interviews with real eating disorder patients who have made a full recovery.  The book shares personal testimony as well as a clinical perspective to inspire hope to those on their own recovery journey.


Dr Tony Paulson and Dr Johanna Marie McShane authored Why She Feels Fat: Understanding Your Loved One's Eating Disorder and How You Can Help.  Sprinkled with over 100 quotes from revcovering individualsWhy She Feels Fat explores eating disorders from the inside out to convey the emotional experience and perspectives of those who have them. Decoding the deeper meaning of the statement "I feel fat" is at the heart of this simple and straightforward book that also includes basic information, such as signs, symptoms, medical complications, causes, approaches to treatment and states of recovery.



"In Why She Feels Fat, McShane and Paulson give parents the all-important perspective of their suffering child-this book explains the incomprehensible. When read an open mind and heart, it brings to friends and family alike much needed understanding and guidance." - Doris Smeltzer, MA, author, Andrea's Voice: Silenced by Bulimia   

"Like never before, this book takes the reader into the mind of someone with an eating disorder and explains the unexplainable. Combining personal insight from the sufferers with clinical expertise, the authors provide step-by-step guidance form maneuvering the long and winding path from illness to full recovery. Why She Feels Fat is an essential resource fro all families and friends." -Jenni Schaefer, author, Life Without ED 

"With a plethora of books on eating disorders these days, few are dedicated to the loved ones of those suffering from these illnesses. Why She Feels Fat is a welcomed addition to the field... From understanding medical issues to grasping why a person with anorexia says she feels fat, this book will help guide those lost in the quagmire that dealing with someone else's eating disorder inevitably brings." - Carolyn Costin, director, Monte Nido Treatment Center, author, The Eating Disorder Sourcebook 

"Why She Feels Fat provides an inside view of the intense struggle and emotions behind an eating disorder...we look forward to adding Why She Feels Fatto our patient library." -Martha Levine, MD & Richard Levine, MD, Eating Disorder Program Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 

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