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

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GAINING News from Aimee Liu – April 20

April 20, 2007

Dear Friends,
I want to alert you to a few coming events, but before I get to those I’d like to recommend a fabulous book about the power of the mind to change our lives for the better. TRAIN YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR BRAIN, by Newsweek science writer Sharon Begley, examines the latest research in neuroplasticity in a quest to understand how mindful awareness practices can have the powerful effects on reducing stress, relieving anxiety, and increasing immunity that have recently been measured, both in Buddhist practitioners and research volunteers. The book raises all sorts of exciting and encouraging possibilities. In particular, it highlights the health we all stand to gain through increased self-awareness.

Next, to let you know about some upcoming events where I’ll be speaking, in Southern California, Boston, and Baltimore. Some are for the general public, some for students, and some for mental health professionals. In any event, I’d love to see you!

Saturday, April 21 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Noon Keynote address
“Literary Orange” Day of (30!) Authors
Orange Co Public Libraries Benefit Event
HYATT REGENCY ORANGE COUNTY HOTEL
11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA
Phone: 714-566-3000 http://www.ocpl.org/literaryorange
Tickets required
*
Sunday, April 22 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Talk about GAINING
Brentwood Donald Kaufman Country Library
11820 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90049
(310) 575-8273
FREE to the public
*
Tuesday, April 24 8:00-9:30pm
Harvard University
Talk for Harvard Women’s Center & ECHO
617-495-4292 http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hcwc/
Open to Harvard Community only
*
12TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS @ UCLA
Saturday, April 28 11am - 12pm
Book Signing
Angel City Press - Booth 332, by Royce Hall
Sunday, April 29 3:00-4:00 p.m.
“Memoir: Lessons Learned” - Panel discussion
UCLA, Haines 39
www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks
*
ACADEMY FOR EATING DISORDERS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Thursday, May 3 4:30-6:00pm
Presentation with Dr. Mark Warren
847-498-4274 www.aedweb.org
Conference registration required
*
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 12 11am-4pm
“All in the Family” panel discussion
213-241-0254 www.apalc.org/bookfestival.htm

That’s it for now!
Be well, stay well-

Aimee

Aimee Liu
www.aimeeliu.net
gainingthetruth@gmail.com

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Anthology
Anthologies of fiction and nonfiction that Aimee has edited or contributed to.
Novels
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