Hope and Other Luxuries

A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia
Author(s): Clare B. Dunkle
Original Publish Date: May 19, 2015
Product Number: EB00585044
Released: May 19, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452136974
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
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Clare Dunkle seemed to have an ideal life—two beautiful, high-achieving teenage daughters, a loving husband, and a satisfying and successful career as a children's book novelist. But it's when you let down your guard that the ax falls. Just after one daughter successfully conquered her depression, another daughter developed a life-threatening eating disorder. Co-published with Elena Vanishing, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story—told in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest prose—of one family's fight against a deadly disease, from an often ignored but important perspective: the mother of the anorexic.

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