Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer.
Like many who have come face to face with the consuming monster of an eating disorder, Jenni externalized her eating disorder and called it “Ed.” This book chronicles Jenni’s recovery from her abusive, controlling, distorted relationship with Ed. By taking Ed out of her, she was better able to see the damage Ed was doing to her life, her relationships, and her future.
Not only does Jenni bravely and vulnerably discuss her own struggle breaking up with Ed, sharing intimate therapy moments, she also shares tangible tools to help others in their journey of leaving Ed behind once and for all. Whether you have experienced disordered eating, an eating disorder, or have a loved on in your life who is – this book is a wonderful insight into the power Ed has. Remember, you’re not in this alone. This book is not intended to take the place of therapy. It is great to use in conjunction with therapy from an eating disorder trained therapist, or to help get you to a place where you’re ready to start your journey (though Ed will be convincing you otherwise). life-withoutto get set up with one of our therapists.