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  • Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Sheila Himmel, Lisa Himmel
    • Narrated By Mia Chiaromonte, Tamara Marston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Unbeknownst to food critic Sheila Himmel-as she reviewed exotic cuisines from bistro to brasserie- her daughter, Lisa, was at home starving herself. Before Sheila fully grasped what was happening, her 14-year-old with a thirst for life and a palate for the flavors of Vietnam and Afghanistan was replaced by a weight-obsessed, antisocial, 100 pound 19-year-old.

    karyn says: "Not at all what I expected"
    "chronologically challenging"
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    Very hard to follow where in the timeline the story is. I enjoyed Lisa's sections more than the Sheila's. It was nice to hear both sides of the coin but I wish Lisa had more of a voice in this book. Although being a food critic and journalist I wonder if Sheila was pushy when it came to writing this, hence the feeling this book was more about her. It should also be noted that Sheila talks about food constantly due to her "great" job as she calls it, and how wonderful it is that she is able to be thin, which could be very disheartening and triggering for someone with an eating disorder. I felt like she was trying to throw it in people's faces time and time again.

    Read this book if you are stable in your eating disorder.

    I would not readily suggest it as one of my top 10 books for parents to read if they have a child who has an eating disorder. It may place in the top 20 though.....

    The best part was each storyline was read by different narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heroin's Puppet - Amy and Her Disease: The Rehab Journals of Amelia F.W. Caruso (1989-2009)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Melissa M. Weiksnar
    • Narrated By Melissa M. Weiksnar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Amy Caruso was a junior in the nursing program at Boston College and seemed to have everything going for her - brains, beauty, athleticism, career goals, a loving family, and many wonderful friends. But in November 2009, she admitted she was a heroin addict and voluntarily entered treatment. Five weeks later she died from an overdose at the treatment facility on the day after Christmas, weeks shy of her twenty-first birthday.

    MJ says: "Real, Helpful--and Heartbreaking"
    "Very sad"
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    As a former addict I am grateful my parents did not react to my addiction the way Amy's parent's did. Every choice they made it was like watching a bad horror film and thinking "No don't go in there...the monster is going to get you!!!" Yet the mother continued to make poor decision after poor decision. I just question why she decided to write about it? That breaks my heart, I feel as though her family realized this too hence the reason they did not want to participate in this book. I suppose if the mother found it cathartic to write this book then it has served a purpose. It was very hard to finish listening to this book, every choice the mother made or defense she gave for her erroneous decisions made me roll my eyes and shake my head. The only saving grace to this book was hearing Amy's voice....it brought me to tears. If you are a parent who is looking for a book to read about your child's addiction read this one with extreme caution and perhaps look at some of their actions as what not to do.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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