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8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder

By: Carolyn Costin,Gwen Schubert Grabb,Babette Rothschild
Narrated by: Donna Postel
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Publisher's Summary

This is no ordinary book on how to overcome an eating disorder. The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue. For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb walk listeners through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid. The authors bring self-disclosure to a level not yet seen in an eating disorder book and offer hope that full recovery is possible.

©2012 Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Carolyn Costin was my eating disorder therapist, and I credit her with my recovery. 8 Keys gives the reader the same insight, inspiration, and tools that Carolyn gave to me. It's straightforward, well-written, and allows the reader to actively participate in her own recovery. I highly recommend it to anyone who is struggling with an eating disorder." (Portia de Rossi)

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It's for binge/purge sufferers

It's well written and narrated, but I wish it wasn't so narrowly focused on the binge/purge cycle. Not everyone with an eating disorder is a purger

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Read it! My 14 yr old daughter has anorexia

And we have read many books on the topic. All good and helpful. I think this is the best. Our daughter read it as well.

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Outdated and triggering

Don’t bother with this book it is very outdated and contains no factual scientific information

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True meat for recovery

We listened to this book to get a better understanding of our son’s challenge with anorexia, and for how it might help him heal, as his therapist had recommended it and he was reading it as well. What a wonderful book!! It contains a wealth of “meaty” ideas and exercises, not just empty words. If any book can help someone with an eating disorder, this one can. It is compassionate and also realistic, and is written by two woman who have themselves recovered. The narration is excellent.

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A Life Saver for those with an Eating Disorder

if you, or someone you know, has an eating disorder, this book could be a Life Saver - literally. and it works perfectly with the online Recovery Group, Eating Disorders Anonymous.

I highly recommend both of them.

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Therapist currently working with ED

Great resource book! Use a great deal of the assignments and offer my hard copy to patients. I work in residential/inpatient setting. Would highly recommend!

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Great

This was a great book. Lots of good information. A must read for anyone dealing with an eating disorder.

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  • 03-25-21

Potentially life changing

I initially bought this audiobook in order to learn more about eating disorders. You see, I do not have an eating disorder. Yes I did learn a about eating disorders through this book , but I also learned a LOT about myself. Many times in my life I've had to deal with symptoms(If I could call them that) that people with eating disorders have to deal with. Naming some would be : self image problems, body dismorphia , resisting food intake, feeling helpless, feeling fat, feeling extreme guilt, counting calories and compulsive exercise. This book has helped me redefine my relationship with food and with exercise. There are really helpful exercises that can help people with eating disorders and by minor adjustments helped me tremendously. It's also simplistically writtenand well narrated, I would recommend this audiobook to anyone.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-17-20

I think everyone should read this!

Fabulous book for any stage of an eating disorder recovery or any type of eating disorder!

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  • Riley
  • 11-07-21

Really helpful

it was a really good book, gave great at tips, and a really well educated and informed group of people