Brave Girl Eating: A mother’s fight to save her daughter

Brave Girl Eating: A mother’s fight to save her daughter

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When the manuscript for Brave Girl Eating landed on my desk last year, I knew it was something special and I’m thrilled that Piatkus is publishing this amazing book. Not only is it a beautifully written, extremely moving story of one family’s struggle to save their daughter’s life, Brave Girl Eating is also a vital resource for the hundreds of families who are struggling to find a suitable treatment for their child’s eating disorder.

The book has already received some glowing endorsements, a few of which I wanted to share with you below, you can also read an extract here.

Brave Girl Eating serves as a reminder that parents are not to blame for their child’s eating disorder; rather, they are a reliable resource in the recovery of their children.’ From the foreword by Daniel le Grange, PhD, a professor of psychiatry and behavioural neuroscience and the director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago

'Brave Girl Eating is a story that gets too close for comfort; it’s an honest account of the toll anorexia takes on the writer’s family and their tenacious, loving efforts to fight back. Harriet Brown is an intelligent, elegant writer, and this book offers both solace and useful information for families struggling with eating disorders’ Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

‘One of the most up-to-date, relevant, and honest accounts of one family’s battle with the life-threatening challenges of anorexia. Brown has masterfully woven science, history, and heart throughout this compelling and tender story. This brave girl eating was fortunate to have on brave family’ Lynn S. Grefe, chief executive officer, National Eating Disorders Association

Harriet Brown is a regular contributor to the New York Times Science section and has also written for the New York Times Magazine, O, Redbook, Health and other magazines and newspapers. Her popular blog Feed Me! covers food, eating disorders and obesity. Harriet lives in Syracuse, New York, with her family. For more information, visit

Brave Girl Eating is available to buy now, priced at £12.99.

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