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


POWER, PASSION, and PURPOSE at www.gainingthetruth.com

September 26, 2007

Dear friends,

I'm creating a new page on my website at www.gainingthetruth.com and I'd like your help.

This page is dedicated to the idea that true recovery can be defined as
REstoration + disCOVERY.

True recovery -- FULL recovery -- unleashes the power, passion, and purpose that disorder suppresses. This page honors those who have achieved full recovery and are turning their power, passion, and purpose to creative enterprises that help others.

I have heard from so many artists, musicians, and community activists who have histories of eating disorders and whose current work embodies this idea of "power, passion, and purpose." I want to post links to their websites on this page. But I don't want to do this without permission, and I do want to make sure I post current links. So...

If you have a web address you would like to see listed here, please send the link with a brief bio and description of your work or project to

(It's not really a contest, but this edress will help me keep track of mail that contains these links.)

I look forward to hearing from you!

Aimee Liu
GAINING: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders

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