Brave Girl Eating wins Books for a Better Life Award

Brave Girl Eating wins Books for a Better Life Award

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We are delighted to annouce that Brave Girl Eating by Harriet Brown was selected as winner of the Childcare/Parenting category at last night's annual Books for a Better Life Award.

The Books for a Better Life Award was founded fifteen years ago by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York with the intention of recognising self-improvement authors. The finalists for each of the ten categories across the self-improvement genre were chosen by an esteemed panel of booksellers, magazine, book club and television book editors and the winners were announced during an awards ceremony hosted by the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society in Manhattan. Previous winners include Thomas Moore, Daniel Goleman and Caroline Myss. All proceeds from the ceremony help fund national multiple sclerosis research and comprehensive programs and services for people affected by MS. To find out more visit

Brave Girl Eating is Harriet Brown's story of how her older daughter Kitty became anorexic and nearly died, and how she, her husband and her younger daughter helped her recover. Harriet describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded paediatrician and a therapist, helped Kitty to recover from anorexia using a family-based treatment developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Chronicling Kitty's illness from the earliest warning signs through its terrifying progression and on twoards recovery, Brave Girl Eating takes us on a family's journey into the world of anorexia.

Harriet Brown is a regular contributer to the New York Times Science section and has also written for other magazines and newspapers including the New York Times Magazine, O, Redbook and Health. Her previous books include Feed Me!, which is also the title of her popular blog that covers food, eating disorders and obesity ( For more information, visit

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

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