Life Without Ed

by Jenni Schaefer

This fantastic book written by recovering disordered eater Jenni Schaefer helps those who struggle with disordered eating face their eating disorder in a powerful new way. In Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too, readers are encouraged to think of an eating disorder as if it were a distinct being with a personality of its own. Further, they are encouraged to treat the disorder as a relationship rather than as a condition. Schaefer named her eating disorder Ed; her recovery involved “breaking up” with Ed.

In her book, Jenni helps people see the disease as a relationship from which they can distance themselves. With short chapters and practical advice, Life Without Ed is prescriptive, supportive, and inspirational for all who wish to overcome disordered eating. An important read!