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September 15, 2014


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Lisa Munley

Thank you for a terrific review. You're so knowledgeable in this area and I knew you'd bring a great perspective to the review. Thanks so much for being on the tour!

Common Household Mom

"If good parenting could prevent eating disorders, then my life, my daughter's life and the lives of countless friends would be drastically different than they are."

I so agree.


Oooh, I'd love it!

Can't both theories co-exist? Can't some eating disorders spring full-born in certain people, while others are at least partially caused (in susceptible subjects) by the damage done by an abusive parent? While many children survive and thrive after an abusive childhood, others with a predisposition to these sort of problems may not fare as well.

And you KNOW I am as antipathetic toward "bad parent" theories as you are! Nurture is not destiny, for sure.

Minnesota Matron

I already bought the book, midway through your post. Thank you, colleague, advocate, friend.


I think I became bored with reviews a few years ago--as they so often are blah or written with a certain publication's agenda in mind or too fawning. Reading this, thus, was as satisfying as chugging a hoppy IPA. Thanks for delicious plus enough edge to help me believe it.

And I needed this phrase: "Correlation isn't causation."

Can't believe it's not been in my arsenal!

Karen (formerly kcinnova)

I haven't read this book yet, but I have read several books lately about Christian gay men coming out and the damage that churches have caused with misinformation ("gay lifestyle") and interpretation of Scripture.
I don't believe parenting causes anorexia any more than I believe that parenting causes homosexuality. That said, there is a possibility that things said or done can trigger ED, yes? (And in the case of homosexuality, I suspect that eventually the person figures out his or her sexual orientation even in the most repressed of circumstances.)

Jenn @ Juggling Life

Something done or said can trigger restricting food which triggers the disease. But if youre not wired, you wont end up with an ED.

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This is not a book just for gay teens accepting themselves while overcoming demons. This is a book for the people who love them as well. This is a book for the changing world, and a population of people who understand that Love is Love. I hope that this book will be shared, and help save lives, families, and relationships.

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