Eating Disorders Don’t Desciminate – Book Launch Event and Review

by | 27 Mar 2024 | Book / TV reviews, Eating Disorders, Events / Training | 1 comment

Today, I am bringing you a post about a new book that recently made its debut on the scene – and is already a best seller!  It’s called “Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate“.

Now, before I dive into my thoughts on the book, let me give you a quick overview.  “Eating Disorders Don’t Discriminate” delves into the multifaceted experiences of individuals navigating the complexities of eating disorders.  It has been written to challenge stereotypes associated with age, gender, race, body size, and diagnosis, offering readers a glimpse into the diverse realities of those affected by eating disorders.

So, how did I come across this read, you might ask?  Well, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the book’s launch event at the YouTube offices in London on its publication day.  The evening brought together a dynamic mix of folx, all united in their commitment to supporting not only the book but also the broader cause of eating disorder awareness and education.  It was wonderful to witness such a diverse array of people coming together with a shared purpose.

During the event, we had the privilege of hearing from some of the contributors to the book, who shared excerpts and insights from their own journeys.  Their stories were emotional and inspiring, serving as a powerful reminder of the importance of amplifying diverse voices.

I even managed to capture a few snapshots of the speakers in action:

I, of course, came away from the event with a copy of the book and having now had the opportunity to read it, I can confidently say that it is a fantastic addition to the literature.  The book’s strength lies in challenging stereotypes and dispelling misconceptions around how eating disorders can affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender, race, body size, and so on.  As an Eating Disorder professional, I also appreciate the book’s dedication to education and empathy-building.  However (working to be as honest as possible in my review), I noted that while the book supplies a good overview of a wide array of  experiences, there is potential for future work to delve deeper into the nuanced complexities (including both theory and science) to aid further understanding.

If you are someone with a little knowledge on the topic of eating disorders but recognise you need to know more – especially from a more diverse perspective – then this might be a book to add to your ‘to be read’ list.  Here is the amazon link to take you straight to buy it: CLICK CLICK

If you do pick up a copy, I would love to hear your thoughts.  I am also keen to hear if book reviews are something you’d like to feature more often here on the blog?  Answer in the comment section please.

Until next time, take care, and spread kindness.

1 Comment

  1. Leanne McPherson

    TY for this interesting blog/review. I will most definitely be looking into this book and would look forward to future reviews.

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