Saturday, July 17, 2010

The book is coming, the book is coming . . .

There seems to be some buzz building for the Aug. 24 release of my new book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia. I feel honored! And I wish I had galleys to send out to everyone who wants to read it. (My publisher would like me to say instead, "I wish you would all buy it!")

So I thought I'd post a link here to the incredible book trailer a student, Shelby Haddon, made for me last spring. It uses some of the material that opens the book.

In the weeks to come I'll post short excerpts from the book. Of course I wrote the book and I want it to find an audience. But beyond that, I want it to make an audience--people who don't know much about eating disorders except what they hear on the news or in magazines. Why should they care? Because chances are, someone they know and care about has an eating disorder but isn't talking about it. People feel shame and stigma about having eating disorders, and unfortunately the secrecy around them feeds the flames of that kind of stigma.

No more secrecy. No more stigma. I believe in telling the stories, true stories. People need to know and understand and empathize with what other people are going through.

Enjoy the trailer.


Jessica said...

I am really looking forward to your book! When I read about you(r) quest, including your daughter's fight to start eating again, I wanted to know what happened after. If you kept making the morning crepes.

I don't have an eating disorder but grew up in a home (and an extended) that was eating disordered. My father grew up in Germany under the most fierce battles of the 2nd world war. We still can't talk about it. And on the other side we have a family obsessed with weight, what you eat and don't eat. Suck a paradox.

Twistie said...

Brave Girl Eating is already added to my Amazon wish list so that I remember to get it when it's available (and I have the funds).

I don't have an ED, nor do I know anyone who does, but I think this is an important problem and I want to educate myself about it.

When I was a kid, my parents encouraged me to learn to read by buying me books about things that caught my interest. Funnily enough, now that I'm an adult, I buy books on whatever subject intrigues me.

Go figure. ; p

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and insightful book! It's very good and gives me hope and motivation to recover from my Ed. Thank you Harriet Brown!