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- A New Name: Grace and Healing for Anorexia - Emma Scrivner
A New Name: Grace and Healing for Anorexia - Emma Scrivner
The face of anorexia is not a glossy model in a perfume ad. It's a starving animal, circling the empty cupboards, blank-eyed and vacant. It's a face frozen in a rictus grin, mouthing lies. 'I'm fine,' it says. 'Everything is under control.'
'I have always felt hungry,’ says Emma Scrivener. ‘Not just for food, but for everything: from money to recognition. I’m a human chasm, a vortex of insatiable longing.’
Rescued from a disorder that nearly killed her, Emma is now passionate about warning others about the dark and hidden world she inhabited for too long.
Harrowing, heart-breaking, human and humourous, this book will grip you from start to finish.
About the Author
Emma Scrivener was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and worked in London. She speaks at national events, counsels those with self-harm issues and blogs at A New Name. Her first book, also A New Name, was shortlisted for a national award. Emma and Glen, an evangelist, live with their young daughter Ruby in Eastbourne, UK.