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One Man's Recovery from Anorexia

Dave Chawner

Quick Overview

Looking at the day-to-day struggle of living with an eating disorder, Dave Chawner shares how he became anorexic, and how he has started to recover. This engaging and sharply funny book will give hope to anyone in a similar situation, and give insight into life with mental illness to those fortunate enough not to have it.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 7.76in x 6.46in / 197mm x 164mm, 192pp
ISBN: 9781785923586
2018, ePUB, 192pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-699-5
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As seen on ITV's Lorraine and BBC Breakfast.

Part memoir, part self-help guide, this witty book will take you through the day-to-day struggles of living with an eating disorder. Stand-up comedian Dave Chawner tells the story of how he became anorexic, what his life with mental illness was like, and how he started his journey to recovery.

Giving an anorexic perspective with a comic delivery, this book sets out practical tips, personal anecdotes and uplifting playlists to give hope to anyone in a similar situation, and provides insight into what life with mental illness is like.


'A remarkable and moving book on male mental illness, anorexia and recovery. It's frank, funny and honest and should be read by all young men and their families and friends; by everyone, really. Please read - it's a brave and open book that could change the life of someone struggling with mental health issues.'
- Michael Maitland, author of Out Of The Madhouse

'A searingly honest depiction of the messy and cruel nature of eating disorders which is so greatly needed in a world of great misunderstandings and stereotypes. Thank goodness for Dave; he tells his invaluable story with humour and tongue in cheek charm making for an impactful yet hilariously entertaining read.'
- Eve Simmons, Deputy Health Editor Mail On Sunday


By (author): Dave Chawner