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GAINING on the NYT Bestseller List!

Dear Friends,
I am so pleased to let you know that GAINING: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders -- made the NYT Bestseller list -- #28 for the week ending March 3!

This means that the publisher will invest in further publicity, that I will be able to reach out to many more people...and get the word out that there IS life after eating disorders, and that it is much richer and more interesting and complex than any of us anticipated!

There are so many misconceptions and myths that need to be debunked before we can free ourselves and our culture from the notions that we have to suffer to be "perfect" and that women can and must be judged by the look of their bodies! I'm trying to do my part with GAINING, and it helps so much to have your support.

I send you all my gratitude!


Advance praise for GAINING

“This book is the most sensitive, insightful, and beautifully crafted connection I have seen of personal experience with what scientists know about eating disorders. It is rich in emotion, understanding of human interaction, and lessons on culture, weight, and eating.”

Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.
Yale University
Professor and Chair of Psychology
Director, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders

“At last, a book that focuses on the issue of recovery from eating disorders. Aimee Liu has clearly explained the science of eating disorder diagnosis and treatment while chronicling the experiences of those who have moved to recovery. This book makes it clear that there is hope and direction for achieving long term health. My practice has been profoundly enhanced by this work.”

Mark Warren, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders

“A beautiful, rich, informative, and necessary book. I trust that many women will find that it offers them the realities and nuances people crave in real stories. And real stories are at the heart of what people find healing."

Sheila Reindl, Ph.D.
Psychologist at Harvard University’s Bureau of Study Counsel
Author, SENSING THE SELF: Women’s Recovery from Bulimia

below for more about Aimee's books & work.

Anthologies of fiction and nonfiction that Aimee has edited or contributed to.
a suspenseful novel of rescue and redemption set in Central Asia at the start of the Cold War, featuring two unforgettable heroines whose fates are irrevocably intertwined.
The unforgettable tale of star-crossed love that spans four decades and two continents.
A young photographer wrestles with her repressed past and identity as an Amerasian in New York's Chinatown. Now back in print after more than a decade, FACE is Aimee's first novel.
Work on Eating Disorders
While there are numerous memoirs available chronicling individual women’s struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, this is the first book to bring together many people’s stories to create a complete and candid picture of the recovery process. Aimee Liu has skillfully brought together firsthand accounts of recovery to create a realistic roadmap for the journey. This book also includes informational sidebars, written by professionals in the field, on topics including treatment options, choosing the right therapist, the pros and cons of medication, how parents and spouses can help, and much more.
How do anorexia and bulimia impact life AFTER recovery? GAINING is one of the first books about eating disorders to connect the latest scientific insights to the personal truth of life before, during, and especially after anorexia and bulimia.
America's first memoir of anorexia, and one of the earliest books about eating disorders, originally published in 1979
Craft & Criticism
Resources and suggestions for students and fellow writers
Aimee's latest book reviews