Linda Hall and Monika Ostroff’s Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery is written by the two women who have experienced living with anorexia first hand. This is an honest and very personable account of what is defined in diagnostic manuals as anorexia and its effects on someone’s life.
The authors state their own view on anorexia but do not discount the other existing way of interpreting it. Her writing is embedded in research and statistical data on the subject.
For those who wish to gain some insight into the issue, the book offers an excellent stepping stone. If you have been diagnosed with anorexia, you will find validation of some of your experiences and recognition of your struggles. If it is your family member who is currently fighting with it, you may recognise some of the way in which you can help those nearest and dearest to you.
The book will also supply you with a list of organisation you can turn to for specialised and therapeutic help. Albeit written at the end of the 1990s, it retains its currency.