Aimee Liu’s Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives

When talking to people struggling with eating disorders, I’ve often heard that it’s hard to imagine recovery.  There are so many unanswered questions.  What would it feel like to be free from the relentless worries about weight and shape that can dominate your life?  Is it even possible?  What physical, mental and emotional journey do you have to go on to get there?

Aimee Liu’s shares answers to these questions in her powerful new book, Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives. She presents letters she received from readers their path to recovery after they read her book Gaining: The Truth About Life after Eating and juxtaposes the letters with short essays from eating disorder researchers, therapists and activists.  These narratives from patients and family members who have triumphed over eating disorders are compelling.  The book is not a “how to” manual but a way to share each writer’s unique path and moments that strengthened recovery along the way.

I highly recommend checking it out.  Shambhala Publications is offering a discount on pre-orders of the book before April 26.  Click here and use the discount code RBRL11 to receive 30% off. Also, all royalties from the book will be donated to the Academy for Eating Disorders Scholarship Fund which provides training and education in eating disorders treatment, research, and prevention.  Aimee will launch her new book at a special reception on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m at the International Conference on Eating Disorders.  More information about the book and reception can be found here.

~Stephanie Zerwas, PhD