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Recommended Reading

Eating Disorder Books - General 
Eating Disorder Books (for parents & loved ones)
Eating Disorder Books for Young Girls
Eating DisorderBooks for Middle-Age Women
Body Dysmorphia Books
Body Image Books
Sexuality & Eating Disorders
Other Self-Help Books
ADHD Books/Video
Infidelity Resources
Sex & Intimacy
Step Parenting & Divorce
Divorce (Christian perspective)
Child Sexual Abuse


To purchase many of the Eating Disorder books, visit Gürze Publications at    

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience 
By Carolyn Costin

Life Without ED
By Jenni Schaefer

Goodbye ED, Hello Me 
By Jenni Schaefer

The Food & Feelings Workbook
By Karen Koeing

Mom in the Mirror: Body image, beauty and life after pregnancy 
By Dena Cabrera and Emily Wierenga

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating: A Guide to Recovery, Revised Edition
By Peter J. Cooper    
This material now comes in a revised edition in two workbooks (Parts 1 and 2) called: Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating.

Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering From Your Eating Disorder
By Joanna Poppink
Contains many exercises, tasks and activities for people who are working toward eating disorder recovery.

Bulimia Workbook for Teens
By Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
Clearly written with practical skills, this book contains 42 activities for teens with themes central to overcoming bulimia.

Overcoming Bulimia Workbook
By Randi McCabe, Ph.D., Traci McFarlane, Ph.D., Marion Olmsted, Ph.D.

Father Hunger: Fathers, daughters and the pursuit of thinness 
By Margo Maine

When the Body Is the Target: Self-Harm, Shame, and Traumatic Attachments 
By Sharon K. Farber, Ph.D.

EDs: Journey to Recovery Workbook
By Laura J. Goodman, Mona Villapiano

Bulima: A Guide to Recovery
By Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn 

Runaway Eating: The 8-Point Plan to Conquer Adult Food and Weight Obsessions
By Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D.

Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?
By Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei

The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like with Who You Are
By Cynthia M. Bulik Ph.D.

Give Food a Chance
By Julie O’Toole
This book is written primarily for parents and families but is quite useful to all.

What Do You Expect? She’s a Teenager!: A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters Ages 11-19
By Arden Greenspan-Goldberg

Feeding the Hungry Heart 
By Geneen Roth

Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating 
By Geneen Roth 

Why Weight? 
By Geneen Roth

A Trick of Light 
By Lois Metzger (young adult fiction: Book for Boys with Eating Disorders)




When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: a Step-by-Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers 
By Abigail H. Natenshon

Brave Girl Eating
By Harriett Brown 

Feeding Your Anorexic Adolescent
By Clare Norton

My Kid is Back
By June Alexander

The Parents Guide to Eating Disorders 
By Marcia Herrin

Give Food a Chance 
By Julie O’Toole 
This book is written primarily for parents and families but is quite useful to all. 

Hope with Eating Disorders 
By Lynn Crilly 
A self-help guide for parents, carers and friends of sufferers

Healthy Bodies: Teaching Kids What They Need to Know: A Comprehensive Curriculum to Address Body Image, Eating, Fitness and Weight Concerns in Today’s Challenging Environment
By Kathy Kater LICSW

Skills-Based Learning for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Method
By Janet Treasure

Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach 
By J. Lock, D. Le Grange, By W. S. Agras and C. Dare


“I’m OK”
By Paula Groothuis 

The Magnificent Toby Plum
By Deirdre Ryan
Has a message of self-acceptance and positive body image.

By Andy Mills and Becky Osborn

Body Talk- The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great About Yourself
By Ann Douglas and Julie Douglas
Has great information and would be an excellent resource that could grow with the child

“I’m Like So Fat”: Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World…
By Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
Good book for parents

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good
By Johanna Kandel 

Feeding the Starving Mind: A Personalized, Comprehensive Approach to Overcoming Anorexia and Other Starvation Eating Disorders
By Doreen Samelson and Robert Graff


A Girl Called Tim
By June Alexander

Full Lives
By Lindsay Hall

Midlife Eating Disorders: Your Journey to Recovery 
By Cynthia Bulik Ph.D.


Feeling Good About How You Look
By Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
Workbook for people who feel they worry too much about how they look and want to do something about it. 

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder
By Kathy Phillips


The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks
By Thomas F. Cash 

Live Large! Affirmations for Living the Life You Want in the Body You Already Have
By Cheri K. Erdman, Ed.D.
A wonderful collection of affirmations, ideas and actions to help us accept our bodies. 

Transforming Body Image: Learning to Love the Body You Have 
By Marcia Germaine Hutchinson

The Ultimate Guide to a Healthy Body Image 
By Anne-Sophie Reinhard


By Susie Orbach

Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model
By Carol Bloom 

Killing Us Softly
By Jean Kilbourne (VIDEO)
Google this and you can buy it or watch a small piece for free

Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic
By Perel, Esther

Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality
By Deborah L. Tolman

Overcoming Overeating
By Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter 

When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies
By Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter

Fat Is a Feminist Issue (Volume I and II)
By Susie Orbach  

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
By Naomi Wolf

When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
By Geneen Roth  

OVERCOMING TRAUMA ... from bullying and loss to psychological/physical abuse

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control Over Your Life with Self Help Techniques EMDR Therapy
By Francine Shapiro

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma
By Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body and Brain 
By Daniel Siegel, MD and Marion Solomon

8 Safe Keys to Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing 
By Babette Rothschild

Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear
By Claudia Black

Healing the Shame that Binds You
By John Bradshaw

Trauma through a Child's Eyes
By Peter Levine

The Grief Recovery Handbook
By John James and Russell Friedman

8 Safe Keys to Forgiveness
By Robert Enright and Babette Rothschild

8 Safe Keys to Stress Management
By Elizabeth Anne Scott and Babette Rothschild


Where Are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Family’s Journey Through Bipolar Disorder 
By Karen Winters Schwartz 





Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder 
By Shari Manning 

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder 
By Rachel Reiland 

Understanding the Borderline Mother
By Christine Ann Lawson 

Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Built Trust, Boundaries and Self-Esteem 
By Kimberlee Roth, Freda B. Friedman and Randi Kreger


Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood
By Sheri Van Dijk, MSW 

Music Activities & More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing Any Therapy: Even for the Non-Musician
By Deborah Spiegel 

The High Conflict Couple: A DBT Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy and Validation
By Alan Fruzetti and Marsha Linehan 


Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
By Edward M. Hallowell and John. J. Ratey
Comprehensive and up-to-date guide to living a successful life with ADHD

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Your Goals
By Lidia Zylowska 

“ADD & Loving It”
By Rick Green and Patrick McKenna (DOCUMENTARY)
A wonderful documentary about ADHD that explains a lot and looks at the disorder in a positive light… A blend of humor, hope, and science that dispels the myths about a controversial disorder.
Link to trailer:

8 Safe Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD
By Cindy Goldrich and Babette Rothschild




Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury 
By Michael Hollander PhD 


Journey to Trust: How to Rebuild Trust After an Affair
By Linda and Doug
For couples that are struggling with healing from infidelity. 

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
By Janis A. Spring

Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope
By Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, Donald H. Baucom, PhD.


The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live—and How You Can Change Them
By Richie Davidson and Sharon Begley

Living Beautifully: with Uncertainity and Change 
By Pema Chodron

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness
By Jon Kabat-Zinn



The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare
By Kristina Wandzilak

Imperfect Birds 
By Anne Lamott 
A good read about mother/daughter relationship during adolescence, addiction, authority, autonomy & approval.


Sex & Passion: The Essential Guide
By Stephanie Buehler (Kindle book)

The Gift of Sex
By Clifford Penner
A Christian perspective

Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships
By Kelly McDaniel 

Love Addict: Sex, Romance, and Other Dangerous Drugs
By Ethlie Anne Vare

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
By Pia Mellody






Mix, Don’t Blend: A Guide to Dating, Engagement, and Remarriage with Children
By Dr. Kenneth Potts and Tammy Potts

This is Me and My Two Families: An Awareness Scrapbook/Journal for Children Living in Stepfamilies
By Marla D. Evans 

Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
By Wednesday Martin

The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family
By Rachelle Katz 

On the Day His Daddy Left
By Eric J. Adams and Kathleen Adams
Picture book for elementary use. Treats normal worries and feelings. 

My Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids
By Jann Blackstone-Ford
Excellent book for children from about eight to thirteen. 

The Not-so-wicked Stepmother
By Lizi Boyd
Lovely picture book for elementary age children on dealing with a new step parent.

Stepfamily Life Can Be Hell but It Doesn’t Have to Be!: 7 Steps to Recreating Family
By Annette T. Brandes, Ph.D.
Excellent discussion on step family issues and strategies. 

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families
By Marc Brown and Laurene K. Brown
Excellent book for parents to read to children. 

Are You the One for Me?
By Barbara DeAngelis
Good book for understanding a troubled relationship and learning about factors that make for a good relationship.

The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive
By Robert Emery
Well written, realistic books about the emotional consequences of divorce and how you can help yourself and your children deal with them.

When We Married Gary
By Anna Grossnickle Hines
Young children’s picture book describing a step father’s relationship with his new step children.

Growing Up With Divorce: Helping Your Child Avoid Immediate and Later Emotional Problems
By Neil Kalter
For parents of children of all ages.  

Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids: Feeling at Home in One Home or Two
By Isolina Ricci
Excellent book for older children on how kids can stay strong and grow through the divorce experience.

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way
By Gary Neuman
Outstanding book for parents based on the program mandated in many family courts.

Let’s Talk About It: Stepfamilies
By Fred Rogers
Excellent picture book for elementary children portraying a realistic look at blending two families.

Divorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe’s and Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids
By Zoe Stern and Evan Stern
Good book for tweens and teens.

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce
By Elizabeth Thayer Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman Ph.D.
Book on what divorce feels like to adults and how to deal with conflict.

Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?: A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce
By Anthony E. Wolf
A funny but important look at how children view divorce and what you can do to help them.



The Grace-Filled Divorce: Allowing God to Redeem Your Pain for the Greater Good
By Melody Bacon Ph.D.


Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault
By Justin Holcomb
A Christian book about sexual assault

My Body Belongs to Me (for children) 
By Jill Starishevsky

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