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eBook Slim to None : A Journey Through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment download ISBN: 0071433716
Author: Jennifer Hendricks
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (February 4, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 384
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fought to be cured of anorexia nervosa. Hendricks' Slim to None was painfully beautiful and a torrent of raw emotion. The pure honesty she had just blew me away, and I have yet to find a book that can compare

fought to be cured of anorexia nervosa. The pure honesty she had just blew me away, and I have yet to find a book that can compare. The main theme up until a certain point of this book was to try. Not to succeed, or to be the best, but to put forth genuine effort.

Slim to none is the diary of an anorexia patient, Jennifer Hendricks.

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Slim to None reveals the glaring inadequacy of the mental health system to treat and fully understand this disease

Slim to None reveals the glaring inadequacy of the mental health system to treat and fully understand this disease. The first journal of an anorexic to be published posthumously, the book discloses the innermost thoughts, fears, and hopes of a young girl stricken and fighting to recover. Although this disease has been at the forefront of public awareness for years, anorexia continues to claim more victims than any other mental illness.

This book is written by the compilation of Jennifer Hendricks, the anorexic girl in the story who eventually dies, her . Jennifer’s own writing is provided to the readers through her journal entries.

This book is written by the compilation of Jennifer Hendricks, the anorexic girl in the story who eventually dies, her father, and the National Association. Throughout the book the protagonist goes from one hospital or treatment center to the next, even ending up in a nursing. home at one point, whith no favorable outcomes.

'Slim to None: A Journey Through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment,'' by Jennifer Hendricks. They represent an ''unrecognized epidemic'' that afflicts seven million women and a million men in the United States, the writer says, and 86 percent of sufferers report its onset by age 20. Only half report that they are cured. The theories about the causes abound

Slim to None: A Journey through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia.

Slim to None: A Journey through the Wasteland of Anorexia Treatment. New York: HarperPerennial, 1998. The Best Little Girl in the World. New York: Warner Books, 1979. Lock, James, and Daniel Le Grange.

Manufacturer: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Release date: 1 March 2003 ISBN-10 : 0071410694 ISBN-13: 9780071410694.

"[Jennifer Hendricks] ... fought to be cured of anorexia nervosa. But as the diary she kept shows, a widespread lack of understanding about eating disorders and scattergun treatment programs make the battle almost insurmountable . . . a sorrow to read."

--The New York Times

"Patients' voices can all too easily be forgotten in the world of mental health care, but Jenny's voice rings strong. Through this earnest and captivating exposure, her father succeeds in keeping her story alive."

--David B. Herzog, M.D., president and founder of the Harvard Eating Disorders Center

Comments: (7)
INwhite
This book struck a real chord with me. I am overcome with sadness and sympathy for this poor girl and her father-who obviously would have done anything in the world to save her. You get the feeling reading it that she couldn't be saved, and it seemed to me one of her doctors, who may have been able to save her early on-ruined any chance she had at recovery.

Another thing that seemed evident to me is that the right treatment must be sought early on-because things become more hopeless the longer it goes. I would have liked to have had a section with photos of Jenny and her family. A sad but amazing book.
uspeh
I had to get this book for a school project, and everything was great until the very end. The copy I received was missing the last seven pages. I had to get a copy from the library to even finish the story.
Tegore
I am a recovering anorexic. I was hospitalized numerous times before something inside of my mine just snapped and I was ready to let go. Really ready. And I am one of the very few lucky ones.

I love this book. Jennifer's father reminds me of my own and the struggle he put up to keep me alive.

My father never gave up. Jennifer's father held on until the very end when he finally gave in and knew she was going to die. My heart breaks for him, and for Jennifer.

Eating disorder treatment has come a LONG way since Jennifer's struggle, but it is still severely flawed. Insurance companies are atrocious and refuse to pay for long term care. Families without means to pay for repeated and extended treatment are left stranded. Every single person in my family, including extended family, took out a loan and combined their money to pay for my treatments. One private hospital took me in for free after my dad pleaded with them and my doctors had said I would die. This hospital, my family's love, and luck saved my life.

It shouldn't be so difficult to obtain treatment for a fatal disease. That's the message Jennifer's father is trying to get across. I've read some other reviews who express concern that people criticize treatment, and may be less inclined to seek it after reading this book. But I think it is a powerful statement that has been a long time in coming.

When are we going to view eating disorders as biological illnesses that cause psychological illness? When are the doctors and hospitals and insurance companies, not to mention society in general, going to see eating disorders for what they are?

Medical. Fatal. Diseases.

Like cancer of the mind. They must be fought early and aggressively. And it must be POSSIBLE to do that. For anyone who suffers with an eating disorder.

Thank you, Mr. Hendricks, for writing this book. Thank you.
Gavinranadar
this book didn't always make sense. there was times I really felt for the girl/author but since half of the book was written by the father and some scenes were manufactured and he didn't actually know what happened,it felt odd. and the way the therapists treated her,it just didnt make sense. i wanted to love it and i really felt for Jennifer in her final days,she seemed like such a smart woman.
Ganthisc
Slim to none is the diary of an anorexia patient, Jennifer Hendricks. This is a difficult and frustrating read. Jenny is totally confused through must of the book, due, not only by her severe eating disorder, but also through all the crazy "therapies" to try to heal her. It is an important story to be told to see just how misunderstood the disease was, even by doctors. Everyone had a different idea on how to heal Jenny, and most of them exceeding is only making her worse. The worst shame of it all is that Jenny tried so hard for so long and spent most of those years that she writes about, in one hospital or another. The last years of her life are revolved around her troubled thoughts and lost hopes of a normal life. I think this book is important for all doctors and families of people struggling with eating disorders. Also, anyone who is studying about eating disorders. As far as the story part of the book goes, it is repetitious, especially in the beginning, but keep reading, it is worth it in the end.
Anardred
I honestly could not put this book down. As a former anorexic, I really related to the thoughts, expectations, and actions that Jennifer had when she was going through her life battle. I thank her family and especially her father for sticking by their daughter in such an extreme time and continuing to show care, love and attention. I pray that males and females alike will never have to go through this struggle, so read this book in awareness of the constant struggle and hold that an eating disorder has over your entire life!
Levion
Jennifer Hendricks had a disease that ultimately killed her. However, the strength and courage she displayed while battling anorexia are very humbling. This book allows you to see the disease from the sufferer's perspective, rather than an "expert" perspective. When she knew she was dying, she asked her father to keep the journals she kept during her long battle and to try to do some good with them. He has kept his promise...the book is mostly taken from her journals with a few notes from her father to help clarify. It is an eye-opening experience to read about all that Jennifer suffered, both from her anorexia and from the attempts to "cure" it that ultimately failed.