Saturday, June 25, 2011

Book giveaway!

To celebrate the U.K./Australia/New Zealand publication of Brave Girl Eating, I'm giving away a copy of the book.

To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell me why you'd like to read the book. (Or, if you've read it already, what you liked about it.) I'll choose a winner at random this Wednesday, June 29.

Good luck!


Bri said...

*Australian waving madly*

I would like to read the book because I enjoy hearing other people's stories and I have been a reader of your blog for years now. I am also a counsellor and social worker and am very interested (professionally) in the way you worked through the issues as a family.

Anonymous said...

the truth, raw and uncompromising as it is in Brave Girl Eating felt appropriate. i have such compassion for my Mom now and for those in my life who watch this exterior while not really seeing or hearing the interior. the fact that you could and did bear it out as a family is such a testament to humanity. love heals. FBT heals. simplicity heals. our world so desperately needs to remember these messages and you brought that home with BGE.
if you draw my name you know i won't accept the book-i have it, but you have my support.
so happy for you that the publication is spreading. yay!

Anonymous said...

I am a post-recovery anorexic and would love to read more stories and inspirational experiences from others.
I never met anyone with an ED when I was being treated (outpatient), and would therefore find this book fascinating and inspiring to read.

PJ said...

another aussie *waving madly* :)

I am trying to read everything I can get my hands on at the moment while I feel so motivated to recover. I am trying to rid myself of the anorexia that has dogged me for the last 20 years and as I am responsible for parenting myself (as well as my own young and impressionable children) I am constantly researching ways other people have overcome the odds.

Plus I promise to write an amazon review if I win (does that help??) :)

j.m.r. said...

First - thanks for doing this giveaway. I'd like to read your book because I am trying to be a brave [guy] eating, and I think that your book might help, rather than trigger the opposite as ED books sometimes do. I would also like to have my parents read it, and I'm sure they would appreciate the story (I've heard good things and may have read a terrific excerpt in the NY Times before it was published - was that you?). Anyway, thanks again for the giveaway and for your advocacy.

Amy said...

This book has been on my wishlist for months. A good friend of mine struggles with anorexia, and I'm just so glad that people are studying the disease to learn how it works and how to fight it. Thank you!

Psychocat0604 said...

I have been wanting to read your book for quite awhile now. I struggle with an ed and really like to read about recovery, it gives me hope. Thank you for doing this!

Lauren said...

I'd love to read this book since I have been in recovery for almost a year and could use an inspiring book to read.

Kayla said...

I had emailed you a couple of weeks ago and briefly explained my history with this disorder and how much your book has been an inspiration and given me that needed nudge on days when I simply did not want to do it. I can't stress enough how much it meant to me to have you take time out of your day to write me, and just how awe struck I am of your book in general. I had purchased it on my IPOD touch and proceeded to read it on the small screen, and would absolutely love to have a hand held copy that I could take with me whenever I need it. Furthermore, eating disorders, as you no doubt know, can tear a family apart due to the immense lack of understanding there is about eating disorders in general. The way in which you describe anorexia in your book a tee. I want to be able to hand my father this book to read so that he can understand me in a way I will never be able to put into words.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this possibility...I would realy really like to read the book as I struggle with eating the right amounts at the right times for the right to say.

Thank you again.

medusa said...

I would like a copy of the book because I have 2 nieces with ED and I want to educate myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Harriet.
I've read your book, heard you speak at UW-Madison and have followed your blog for the last few months. After reading your book, I was empowered to really take control of my son's medical treatment. Having given away my copy of your book to my son's physician, I'd really like another copy to share with others. Hope things are going well with you; you've had a bit of a break from the blog.


Harriet said...

Dawn, thank you for the kind words, and for asking about the blog. Circumstances have kept me from updating it, but I hope to get back to blogging very soon.

And I really hope your son's doing well.

Kate said...

Your book has helped me so much in my recovery from my ED by telling me that I'm not alone. On that note, I would like to announce that my last visit to my nutritionist was 2 days ago! I don't have a need to see her anymore! yay! I now hope to stay on the right path as to not go back into my ED. Wish me luck!

Harriet said...

Kate, I wish you luck, but also know that you have a lot of tools to help. I wish you joy and courage and the ability to feel both pain and pleasure--everything that's part of being alive.