In this searingly honest memoir, Biting Anorexia, law student and recovered anorexic Lucy Howard – Taylor tells the story of her descent into anorexia and major depression and her remarkable recovery.
My name is Lucy. I am in recovery from anorexia nervosa and major depression, each of which almost killed me.
So begins Biting Anorexia, an extraordinary account of a teenage girl’s descent into the tortured existence of anorexia and her arduous, remarkable recovery. Much of this unflinchingly candid memoir is ripped directly from the pages of author Lucy Howard -Taylor’s diary as she struggled with the torturous condition, offering a rare glimpse into the thoughts and fears that grip the minds of those struggling with anorexia, the most fatal of all psychiatric illnesses.
Tinged with a wicked sense of humor, Lucy’s beautifully written, penetrating insights capture the overpowering anxiety that comes with anorexia and reveal the challenge of recovery. This courageous and compelling story will inspire and support those troubled with the condition, and their family and friends, the world over.
Lucy Howard-Taylor is an English/law student at Sydney University, a talented photographer, and a published poet. She has edited Australia’s oldest literary journal, Hermes, as well as the university women’s law journal, Yemaya. In between writing articles for the campus newspaper, she likes to eat cinnamon toast and dream about studying at Oxford.
A graphic yet poetic insight into the pain and suffering experienced by sufferers of eating disorders. — Claire Vickery, CEO and founder of The Butterfly Foundation