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Recommended Reading

Eating Disorder Books - General 
Eating Disorder Books (for parents & loved ones)
Eating Disorder Books for Young Girls
Eating DisorderBooks for Middle-Age Women
Body Dysmorphia Books
Body Image Books
Sexuality & Eating Disorders


To purchase many of the Eating Disorder books, visit Gürze Publications at    

Overcoming Binge Eating
By Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FRC Psych

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience 
By Carolyn Costin

Life Without ED
By Jenni Schaefer

Goodbye ED, Hello Me 
By Jenni Schaefer

The Food & Feelings Workbook
By Karen Koeing

Mom in the Mirror: Body image, beauty and life after pregnancy 
By Dena Cabrera and Emily Wierenga

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating: A Guide to Recovery, Revised Edition
By Peter J. Cooper    
This material now comes in a revised edition in two workbooks (Parts 1 and 2) called: Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating.

Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering From Your Eating Disorder
By Joanna Poppink
Contains many exercises, tasks and activities for people who are working toward eating disorder recovery.

Bulimia Workbook for Teens
By Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
Clearly written with practical skills, this book contains 42 activities for teens with themes central to overcoming bulimia.

Overcoming Bulimia Workbook
By Randi McCabe, Ph.D., Traci McFarlane, Ph.D., Marion Olmsted, Ph.D.

Father Hunger: Fathers, daughters and the pursuit of thinness 
By Margo Maine

When the Body Is the Target: Self-Harm, Shame, and Traumatic Attachments 
By Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D.

EDs: Journey to Recovery Workbook
By Laura J. Goodman, Mona Villapiano

Bulima: A Guide to Recovery
By Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn 

Runaway Eating: The 8-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions
By Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D.

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?
By Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei

The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are
By Cynthia M. Bulik Ph.D.

Give Food a Chance
By Julie O’Toole
This book is written primarily for parents and families but is quite useful to all.

What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager!: A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters Ages 11-19
By Arden Greenspan-Goldberg

Feeding the Hungry Heart 
By Geneen Roth

Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating 
By Geneen Roth 

Why Weight? 
By Geneen Roth

A Trick of Light 
By Lois Metzger (young adult fiction: Book for Boys with Eating Disorders)


When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: a Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers 
By Abigail H. Natenshon

Brave Girl Eating
By Harriett Brown 

Feeding Your Anorexic Adolescent
By Clare Norton

My Kid is Back
By June Alexander

The Parents Guide to Eating Disorders 
By Marcia Herrin

Give Food a Chance 
By Julie O’Toole 
This book is written primarily for parents and families but is quite useful to all. 

Hope with Eating Disorders 
By Lynn Crilly 
A self-help guide for parents, carers and friends of sufferers

Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know: A Comprehensive Curriculum to Address Body Image, Eating, Fitness and Weight Concerns in Today’s Challenging Environment
By Kathy Kater LICSW

Skills-Based Learning for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method
By Janet Treasure

Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach 
By J. Lock, D. Le Grange, By W. S. Agras and C. Dare


“I’m OK”
By Paula Groothuis 

The Magnificent Toby Plum
By Deirdre Ryan
Has a message of self-acceptance and positive body image.

By Andy Mills and Becky Osborn

Body Talk- The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great About Yourself
By Ann Douglas and Julie Douglas
Has great information and would be an excellent resource that could grow with the child

“I’m Like So Fat”: Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World…
By Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
Good book for parents

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good
By Johanna Kandel 

Feeding the Starving Mind: A Personalized, Comprehensive Approach to Overcoming Anorexia and Other Starvation Eating Disorders
By Doreen Samelson and Robert Graff


A Girl Called Tim
By June Alexander

Full Lives
By Lindsay Hall

Midlife Eating Disorders: Your Journey to Recovery 
By Cynthia Bulik Ph.D.


Feeling Good About How You Look
By Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
Workbook for people who feel they worry too much about how they look and want to do something about it. 

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder
By Kathy Phillips


The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks
By Thomas F. Cash 

Live Large! Affirmations for Living the Life You Want in the Body You Already Have
By Cheri K. Erdman, Ed.D.
A wonderful collection of affirmations, ideas and actions to help us accept our bodies. 

Transforming Body Image: Learning to Love the Body You Have 
By Marcia Germaine Hutchinson

The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Body Image 
By Anne-Sophie Reinhard


By Susie Orbach

Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model
By Carol Bloom 

Killing Us Softly
By Jean Kilbourne (VIDEO)
Google this and you can buy it or watch a small piece for free

Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic
By Perel, Esther

Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality
By Deborah L. Tolman

Overcoming Overeating
By Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter 

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies
By Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

Fat Is a Feminist Issue (Volume I and II)
By Susie Orbach  

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
By Naomi Wolf

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
By Geneen Roth  

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