I have just finished reading Aimee Lui’s newest scholastic offering (which I will refer to as Restoring…). If you don’t have time to sit here and read the whole review, I’ll save your time and start off by simply saying: buy this book. All proceeds benefit the Academy for Eating Disorders, so if you can afford it, buy a new copy!
Coming in at less than 200 pages, its length may belie the hours of effort and years of compiling that were required to produce this work. After the warm reception of Lui’s first ED book, Gaining (which I haven’t read yet, but intend to now), she found herself in a unique position of receiving letters from readers from all walks of life. Readers were expressing gratitude for Gaining, sharing their own struggles and triumphs with eating disorders. Those letters became the basis for Restoring… and, combined, have become a book which is greater than the sum of its parts. Continue reading