Going Hungry by Kate M. Taylor
Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia

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Here, collected for the first time, 19 writers describe their eating disorders from the distance of recovery, exposing as never before the anorexic's self-enclosed world. Taking up issues including depression, genetics, sexuality, sports, religion, fashion and family, these essays examine the role anorexia plays in a young person's search for direction. Powerful and immensely informative, this collection makes accessible the mindset of a disease that has long been misunderstood.

With essays by Priscilla Becker, Francesca Lia Block, Maya Browne, Jennifer Egan, Clara Elliot, Amanda Fortini, Louise Glück, Latria Graham, Francine du Plessix Gray, Trisha Gura, Sarah Haight, Lisa Halliday, Elizabeth Kadetsky, Maura Kelly, Ilana Kurshan, Joyce Maynard, John Nolan, Rudy Ruiz, and Kate Taylor.

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About Kate M. Taylor

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Kate Taylor is a culture reporter at the New York Sun; her writing has also appeared in Slate and the New Yorker. She lives in New York.
Published September 9, 2008 by Anchor. 354 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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The collection, compiled by Kate Taylor, a reporter at The New York Sun, includes essays by two young African-American writers and one by a Latino, to reflect the spread of anorexia beyond a core population of affluent white women.

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Publishers Weekly

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Powerful moments come from Amanda Fortini, medical writer Trisha Gura (who meshes her story with insight into the latest theories on anorexia) and John Nolan, but Taylor's collection is decidedly WASP-heavy: tales of ivy league schools, living abroad in Italy, auditioning for prominent ballet sch...

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San Francisco Chronicle

In "Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia," culture reporter Kate Taylor has gathered 18 writers' narratives about their personal experiences with anorexia, spanning from the 1950s through the present.

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