July 6th, 2005

conrad kennedy
  • julesi

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I believe I’ve briefly touched on the subject before, but since I haven’t gotten much response, I’ll address it again. I hope this sort of post is allowed here. If not, let me know and I will gladly delete it.

I am writing a book on eating disorders, and I would really love some input. It’s not going to be a self help book at all, so don’t worry about that. It’s more of a documentary. I have been researching a LOT, and so far I’ve got a pretty good foundation. My concept is that I’m going to give a basic overview of the different points of view of non-eating disordered individuals (healthy teenagers, dieters, and doctors/psychologists), and give an in depth look at society’s standards and views on eating disorders. Once my book covers that, it’s going to get into the true face of eating disorders. Kind of a way of dispelling the myths, and showing what it is truly like for eating disordered individuals. Not just isolated cases.

Unfortunately, I think I’ve accomplished all I can with the type of research I’ve been doing. I really want to write this book. I think it could be a real help. Even if it were never published (which I doubt it would be), I would post it online.

Now, to the point. I really need to get some REAL insight. Other than myself. I am going to survey high schoolers, college students, and doctors. I also want to survey people that actually have eating disorders. I’m working on a detailed survey that isn’t too intrusive. I would like to know if anyone is willing to fill out the survey, or if they would like to tell me how their eating disorder has affected their life/the lives of those around them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

<3 Julianne <3

P.S. This is cross-posted to several communities.