WOMEN
02/29/2012 01:52 pm ET Updated Feb 29, 2012

Eating Disorder Lit: Helpful Or Triggering?

Is eating disorder lit 'triggering?' That's the question we found ourselves asking at Blisstree when planning for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, after I confessed that I’ve read a bunch of eating disorder memoirs - and they didn't always help me. The point of these memoirs, written by eating disorder survivors, is generally to shed light on the motivations, behaviors, and triggers of someone struggling with these problems. But for those of us who've struggled with disordered eating habits ourselves, the books can come across like how-to manuals.

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