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Coming in February, 2007 (National Eating Disorders Awareness Month)!



May 9, 2006

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter!

Over the coming months I'll update you periodically about events,
contacts, and general news that I hope will interest you. As you can tell
from my website, my interests are eclectic and global, ranging from
Asian-American literature and history to women's issues.

As I prepare for the publication next February of my new book, GAINING, my
focus has returned to psychology. What shapes our experience of hunger,
anxiety, love, and loss? Why do people who starve themselves as teenagers
so often become workaholics as adults? Why do people who binge and purge
on food so often also binge and purge in non-food-related ways, such as
shopping, exercise, even relationships? What can a history of eating
disorders teach us about who we are, even years after we've recovered our
physical health?

These are just some of the questions I explore in my new book and that
I'll be discussing in this newsletter.

I hope you will respond to this column by writing to readermail@aimeeliu.net, letting me know YOUR
interests, questions, and thoughts.

I look forward to chatting with you!


Aimee Liu
Author of GAINING (Feb. 2007)
SOLITAIRE, and the novels

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