I have been networking on Linked In recently. It was an exercise to promote the F.E.A.S.T conferences in 3 continents but joining Linked In is lethal for a connections enthusiast like me.
One of the most interesting discussions (for me) has been a very long thread in a professional psychology network, asking for recommendations for self-help books. I launched quite early with HYTBAED and SBL and shall be going back on to recommend the very excellent new Decoding Anorexia by Carrie Arnold, which arrived yesterday and I finished reading this morning. (What amazed me is the amount of people who recommended their own work - quite a shock for a Brit - really very un-Downton)
There are so many good things to say about Carrie's book. It is not in the tiniest bit dry or patronising and contains many witty comments and analogies. I ADORED her brain chapter and shall never again be afraid to look at diagrams of the brain, now she has explained the parts and functions in a warm and amusing way.
What struck me most, in this well-researched and factual book, was how much I already knew but was completely unable to explain to anyone. I shall be carry it around in my handbag and bore people to death by reading out long extracts at the drop of a hat.
I hope anyone involved with eating disorders will buy, beg or borrow a copy of this book and I look forward to watching lightbulbs going on all over the world as people realise:
"This is not your fault"