Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sarcastic Saturday

Insurers in Illinois may soon have to cover eating disorders, according to this article from the Chicago Sun-Times.

What a novel idea! Covering treatment for an illness! Why didn't we think of that sooner?

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's official!

Now that the deal has appeared in Publishers Weekly, I am free to announce that HarperCollins has bought the right to publish my next book, which will be a memoir of our family's struggle with anorexia. Working title: BRAVE GIRL EATING. Dr. Daniel le Grange of the University of Chicago has agreed to write the foreword, and my daughter Kitty will write an afterword.

I couldn't be happier. If I can do what I'm supposed to do, the book will be published in spring 2010.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

To all the mothers . . .

This is for all the mothers who have watched their children suffer the torments of an eating disorder. Who have been told it was their fault. Who have cried in silence, in darkness, in shame and helplessness.

Your child's eating disorder is not your fault. But you have the power to help her heal.*

On this Mother's Day, I wish you and your family healing and joy and hope. Full recovery is possible. And you are an important part of that recovery. Don't give up. Fight for the child you love who has been taken hostage by the disease. Know that s/he can come back from the brink . . . with your love and your support.

*If you're new to the idea that parents can help heal eating disorders, please visit this site for information and help.