‘My Secret Life: A Memoir of Bulimia’: A face behind the statistics

6 Jan

It struck me, on that note, that this book is more than just one person’s candid memoir documenting one of the most difficult periods of their life; it also serves as an educational guide that, in my opinion, everyone – male or female, young or old – should read. Waters delves past the face of her disorder to illuminate each dark aspect, both in relation to the disorder itself, its effects and progression, and in a social and cultural context.

As chilling and shocking as Waters’ memoir may be at times, it serves as an eye-opening exposé on the hidden and unheard details of life with Bulimia nervosa. In a country where body image has been recently established as a key issue affecting mental health among young people, it is clear that now is as important a time as ever to sit up and listen to the account and voice of Leanne Waters.

If you have a query or concern relating to eating disorders contact any of the organisations listed below for advice.

  • Bodywhys (Tel: 01 – 2834963)
  • Eating Disorder Resource Centre of Ireland (Tel: 01 – 4953577)



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