Anorexia : A Stranger in the Family, Paperback

Anorexia : A Stranger in the Family Paperback

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Katie Metcalfe takes readers through the daily struggle with this potentially lethal obsession.

It is a harrowing account of her triumphs and tragedies on the long road to recovery after being hospitalized at 15.

We learn of Katie's constant battle with 'the voice' when her pride at improving her health is overshadowed by the fear of over eating.

It is a story of a young girl at war with herself and anyone who fights to keep her alive.

However, Katie Metcalfe's book is more than a personal journey - it is the story of the impact of her illness on her family.

With remarkable candour Katie's parents and siblings tell of the shocking impact on close relatives - when anorexia creates a stranger in the family.

Katie's honesty combined with her talent for writing, gives a real sense of the horror of anorexia and its power to dominate lives.

It is a true account of a family's hard won victory over a disease that kills.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations, ports.
  • Publisher: Accent Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Eating disorders & therapy
  • ISBN: 9781905170357



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This isn't just another diary of a girl struggling with anorexia but the story of how the illness impacts the whole family. I'd really reccommend it to anyone dealing with anorexia in either a personal or professional capacity.

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