Elena Vanishing

Elena Vanishing

A Memoir

Book - 2015
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As heard on NPR's Diane Rehm Show!
Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten with her mother, award-winning author Clare B. Dunkle, Elena's memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease, and a must read for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.
Publisher: San Francisco :, Chronicle Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781452121512
Branch Call Number: YNF 616.85262 DUN
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dunkle, Clare B.


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LoganLib_Bailey Dec 03, 2015

An honest and eye opening look at eating disorders and mental health. I don't think I've read anything that looks into the disease like this novel does. I would recommend this specifically to young adults.

LoganLib_Sophie Nov 27, 2015

Engaging story about a young girls struggle. Very addictive and hard to put down. Worthwhile read!!

Nov 19, 2015

A biographical account of a youth's lifelong struggle with severe eating disorders that sheds light on the extremely complicating nature of the disease.

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Nov 19, 2015

"The voice of my fears is trying to protect me. it protects me by starving me and abusing me and calling me every loathsome name it can dream up."


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