a beautiful little fool (lacrymaria_olor) wrote in ed_ucate,
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My fellow literary ED-ers... have any of you read the novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway? It's a very interesting examination of a woman who, after the death of her lover, becomes depressed and anorexic/bulimic, before checking into a rehab facility. Kind of like a Scottish, adult version of Girl, Interrupted, in some way.

Ever since I've seriously started restricting, I've kind of been leery about reading anything that might trigger me into a huge decline (other than websites like Lj, and this is the first community where the intelligence level is high enough to actually warrant thinking about the comments being written), but I just bought this one because it is required for a Modern Scottish Literature class that I'm taking. I had no idea what it was about, but started reading it this afternoon and ended up going through the whole thing at record speed. It's harrowing, but fascinating.

What other well-written, non "I'm 15 years old and starving myself because my parents don't understand me" books have you read or liked? Or not liked? Thought were compelling? Got all the facts wrong?

My appetite, as it were, has been whetted.

And mods, if this is too off-topic feel free to delete it. :-)

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