A selection of our favorite literary resources for individuals, families and providers.
Books for Body Image and Self Worth
Love Your Body: Change the Way You Feel About the Body You Have
By Tami Brannon-Quan and Lisa Licavoli
Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks
By Thomas Cash
Self-Esteem Comes in All Sizes; How to Be Happy and Healthy at Your Natural Weight
By Carol Johnson and Gary Foster
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
By Sonya Renee Taylor
Books on Food Lifestyle
The Anti Diet: Reclaim your Time, Money, Well-Being and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating
By Christy Harrison
By Evelyn Tribole
teaches a healthy relationship with food, mind, body; approach used by some treatment centers and clinicians in the treatment of eating disorders.
By Caroline Dooner.
Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop
By Dr Cynthia Bulik
Providing a set of easy-to-implement “curb the crave” techniques that has empowered patients to triumph over their binge eating.
Books for Children and Caregivers
When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers
By Abigail Nateshon
Your Child’s Weight: Helping Without Harming, Birth through Adolescence
By Ellyn Satter
Surviving an Eating Disorder: New Perspectives and Strategies for Family and Friends
By Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman, and Margot Weinshel
A Very Hungry Girl
By Jessica Weiner
Give Food a Chance: Childhood Eating Disorders: A treatment manual for parents and providers.
By Dr Julie O’Toole
Based on Dr O’Toole’s years of clinical experience.
Full Mouse, Empty Mouse: A Tale of Food and Feelings
By Dina Zeckhausen
One mouse tries eating more food to soothe his distress, and the other stops eating altogether. Helps kids (ages 7–12) realize the importance of talking about feelings and finding comfort in healthy ways.
By Andy Mills
Five friends of various shapes, sizes, colors, and talents honor what makes each of them unique. Teaches children (ages 3–8) about body image, diversity, and size-esteem.
By Harriet Brown
A glimpse into life with a child who has ED.
Throwing Starfish Across the Sea
By Laura Collins and Charlotte Bevan
A primer for parents and caregivers.
By Laura Collins
Skills-based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder
By Janet Treasure
A guide to feeding and responding to your loved one.
By Becky Henry
Help in identifying signs of eating disorders, health issues, impact on families, comorbidities, as well as help in overcoming fear and being overwhelmed.
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
By James Locke and Daniel LaGrange
Provides the tools you need to build a united family front that attacks the illness to ensure that your child develops nourishing eating habits and life-sustaining attitudes, day by day, meal by meal.
Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors
By Pat Harvey
An effective guide to de-escalating your child's emotions and helping your child express feelings in productive ways.
Anorexia and Other Eating Disorders
By Eva Musby
Eva draws on her family's successful use of evidence-based treatment to empower you to support your child through recovery.
Please Eat… A Mother’s Struggle to Free her Teenage Son From Anorexia
By Bev Mattocks
An inspirational account of how Bev watched helplessly as her son transformed into someone she didn’t recognize, physically and mentally, and how he slowly recovered with the help of his parents and therapist.
By June Alexander
Ten families share their experiences of living with anorexia. Includes using the Maudsley family-based treatment approach, plus expert advice and strategies
Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach
By Dr James Lock and Dr Daniel le Grange
A helpful resource for parents with children with purging type anorexia as well as bulimia.
I Will Not Give Up on My Daughter
By Anna Begone
A remarkably honest and chilling account of the anxiety and darkness that descends on a family when one of its members becomes a victim of anorexia
Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults
Books by Jenni Schaefer: Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; Almost Anorexic
By Jenni Schaefer
Hopeful stories of recovery. Introduces the concept of "Ed" in treatment and recovery.
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
By Johanna Kandel
A guide book for the journey back to health, filled with hope, insight and tools, inspirational.
Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling
Anita A. Johnston PhD.
When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
By Geneen Roth
Explores how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy.
Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders
By Carrie Arnold
An accessible, science based approach to understanding Anorexia.
Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder
By Brian Cuban
A resource for eating disorders in men.
Co-dependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
By Melody Beattie
If, like so many, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be co-dependent.
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder
By Paul Mason and Randi Kreger
Although the book is directed towards coping with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, it has many helpful ideas that can help when dealing with ED.
Rehabilitate, Rewire, Recover! Anorexia Recovery for the Determined Adult
By Tabitha Farrar
Nutritional rehabilitation to heal the body and "turn off" the anorexia response. Neural rewiring to shift neural pathways of restriction, exercise compulsions, and anorexia-generated thoughts and behaviors in the brain.
By Dr Jennifer L Gaudiani MD, CEDS, FAED
A guide to the medical complications of eating disorders.
Gürze Books, LLC is a trade book publishing company that has specialized in eating disorders since 1980.