Eating Disorders Bibliography

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Berg, Frances M. Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crisis. Hettinger, ND: Healthy Weight Journal, 1997.

Brown, Catrina, and Jasper, Karin Consuming Passions: Feminist Approaches to Weight Preoccupation and Eating Disorders. Toronto: Second String Press, 1993.

Bruch, Hilde, MD. The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa. New York: Vintage, 1979.

Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa. New York: New American Library, 1989.

Chernin, Kim. The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Emmett, Steven, Rev. PhD. In Our Own Words. AABA of Rhode Island, Meridian Productions, 1993. 617-545-6131.

Fallon, Patricia, Katzman, Melanie A., and Wooley, Susan C., Eds. Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders. New York: Guilford Press, 1994.

Gordon, Richard A., PhD. Anorexia and Bulimia: Anatomy of a Social Epidemic. Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990.

Hall, Lindsey. Full Lives: Women Who Have Freed Themselves from Food and Weight Obsession. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

Hirschmann, Jane and Munter, Carol. When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1995.

Hutchinson, Marcia Germaine, EdD. Transforming Body Image: Learning to love the body you have. Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press, 1985.

Kano, Susan Making Peace with Food: A step-by-step Guide to Freedom from Diet/Weight Conflict. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

Kaplan, Jane Rachel, Ed. A Woman’s Conflict: The Special Relationship Between Women and Food. Englewood, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980.

Kubersky, Rachel. Everything You Need to Know about Eating Disorders. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1992. [for grades 4 to 8]

Levine, Michael, PhD, and Hill, Laura, PhD. A 5-Day Lesson Plan on Eating Disorders: Grades 7-12. Tulsa, OK: NEDO, 1996.

Maine, Margo, PhD. Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, & Food. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1991.

Marx, Russell, MD. It’s Not Your Fault: Overcoming Anorexia and Bulimia through Biopsychiatry. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.

Miller, Caroline Adams. My Name is Caroline. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1991.

Newman, Lesla. Eating Our Hearts out: Personal Accounts of Women’s Relationship to Food. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1993.

Newman, Lesla. Fat Chance. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994. [novel]

Newman, Lesla. SomeBody to Love: A Guide to Loving the Body You Have. Chicago: Third Side Press, 1991.

Orbach, Susie. Hunger Strike: The Anorectic’s Struggle as a Metaphor for Our Age. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1986.

Pipher, Mary, PhD. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994.

Romano, Deborah Larned. Eating Our Hearts Out, Mother Jones, June 1980 pp. 23-30.

Rowland, Cynthia Joye. The Monster Within: Overcoming Bulimia. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Bookhouse, 1984.

Sandbek, Terence, PhD. The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia. Rev. Ed. Oakland: New Harbinger, 1993.

Seid, Roberta Pollack, PhD. Never Too Thin: Why Women are at War with their Bodies. New York: Prentice Hall, 1989.

Shute, Jenefer. Life-Size. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. [Novel]

Stein, Patricia, RD, MA and Unell, Barbara. Anorexia Nervosa: Finding the Life Line. Olathe, KS: NCES, 1986.

Thompson, Becky W. A Hunger So Wide and So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women’s Eating Problems. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Way, Karen, MA. Anorexia Nervosa and Recovery: A Hunger for Meaning. Binghamton: The Haworth Press, 1993.

Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. New York: Anchor Books, 1991.

Zerbe, Katheryn J., MD. The Body Betrayed: A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Books, 1995.

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