The Long Secret Hunger A Journey Through, and Succesfully Out of, Twenty Years of Anorexia by Alison Hodge
  

The Long Secret Hunger A Journey Through, and Succesfully Out of, Twenty Years of Anorexia

Written by Alison Hodge
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Synopsis

The Long Secret Hunger A Journey Through, and Succesfully Out of, Twenty Years of Anorexia by Alison Hodge

A journey through, and succesfully out of, twenty years of anorexia. It wasn't just 'losing weight' that mattered to Alison - it was losing flesh, losing her whole physical being. Then - and only then - might she avoid the terrifying prospect so frequently threatened by her mother: that she would ...end up on the scrap-heap . Alison's compelling auto-biography reveals how this 'promising' thirteen-year-old became entrapped in the turmoil that accompanies - or maybe helps to generate - anorexia, and the tumultuous and bumpy journey away from this 'fate'. Unlike other stories of recovery, Alison's is written many years after finding her 'freedom'. It therefore offers, perhaps, a more reflective, mature and long-term perspective on this ever more widely encountered torment. Further Information and background to the book and illness are available at www.robinswood.co.uk.

Reviews

I wish that everyone could read this book before they become parents. Perhaps it would show ... that material possessions do not compensate for love and security. [Daphne Barnes - wife of Alison Hodge's former GP].

About the Author

The most unusual feature of this compelling autobiography is the age of the author at the time this story was written. Alison Hodge has not only lived with anorexia for many years - sometimes only just - but lived both through it and out the other side. Despite occasional lapses, and re-kindling of some of the pressures and circumstances which played into the affliction, Alison has ultimately been able to live a normal life for a lengthy period, many years, little troubled by the problems she suffered so intensively in her earlier years. It is this longevity which distinguishes Alison Hodge's story and which, hopefully, can serve to encourage those who suffer from - either directly or indirectly - the very real and widespread problem of anorexia.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
290 pages

Author

Alison Hodge
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Publisher

Publication date

8th June 2012

ISBN

9781906053888


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