THE MIRROR LIED: One woman's 25-year struggle with bulimia, anorexia, diet pill addiction, laxative abuse and cutting

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
"The Mirror Lied" is a compelling biography about the health related issues of eating disorders. Based on a true story as told to the authors, "The Mirror Lied" reveals the suffering of characters afflicted with eating disorders and the accompanying intense stress related psychological and self-destructive habits.
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This biography will appeal to medical and science professionals and academics, the multitude of those who suffer from eating disorders, and members of the general public who can’t resist reading the story of a woman who battles for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.
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Before she turned twenty, Jessica Gordon was raped by the woman entrusted to protect her and nearly killed by her brother, but those events paled in comparison to the life and death struggles she faced for the next twenty-five years.
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Some people eat to live. Others live to eat. Jessica Gordon, a woman from Long Island, New York, was different. For more than two decades, Jessica used food as a self-destructive weapon aimed at herself. Her arsenal consisted of anorexia, bulimia, laxative abuse, an addiction to diet pills, and cutting. At 5'5", weighing only 85 pounds, Jessica looked in the mirror and considered herself fat. Jessica's primary objective was slow suicide. She was determined to accomplish her goal, but a team of doctors and her family fought to keep Jessica alive -- and they won.
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"A book that will make you cry and leave you with hope and lifted spirits."
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Ira M. Sacker, MD ("Regaining Your Self" & "Dying to Be Thin")
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"The Mirror Lied is a heartfelt account of individuals suffering from eating disorders. Their personal stories take the reader through their challenging journey and their life inside and outside "the bubble." This insightful, engaging and masterful book is a must-read for individuals suffering from eating disorders and their loved ones."
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Judy E. Marshel, Ph.D.

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Foreword - Chapter One - Chapter Two

Submitted: October 04, 2013

"The Mirror Lied" is a compelling biography about the health related issues of eating disorders. Based on a true story as told to the authors, "The Mirror Lied" reveals the suffering of characters afflicted with eating disorders and the accompanying intense stress related psychological and self-destructive habits.
---
This biography will appeal to medical and science professionals and academics, the multitude of those who suffer from eating disorders, and members of the general public who can’t resist reading the story of a woman who battles for survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.
---
Before she turned twenty, Jessica Gordon was raped by the woman entrusted to protect her and nearly killed by her brother, but those events paled in comparison to the life and death struggles she faced for the next twenty-five years.
---
Some people eat to live. Others live to eat. Jessica Gordon, a woman from Long Island, New York, was different. For more than two decades, Jessica used food as a self-destructive weapon aimed at herself. Her arsenal consisted of anorexia, bulimia, laxative abuse, an addiction to diet pills, and cutting. At 5'5", weighing only 85 pounds, Jessica looked in the mirror and considered herself fat. Jessica's primary objective was slow suicide. She was determined to accomplish her goal, but a team of doctors and her family fought to keep Jessica alive -- and they won.
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"A book that will make you cry and leave you with hope and lifted spirits."
---
Ira M. Sacker, MD ("Regaining Your Self" & "Dying to Be Thin")
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"The Mirror Lied is a heartfelt account of individuals suffering from eating disorders. Their personal stories take the reader through their challenging journey and their life inside and outside "the bubble." This insightful, engaging and masterful book is a must-read for individuals suffering from eating disorders and their loved ones."
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Judy E. Marshel, Ph.D.
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