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Writers! Visit Aimee's new blog!

September 24, 2009

Dear Friends,

First news, I've just launched a new blog at www.aimeeliu.net
which I'm calling
writing NOW & THEN: entries from an author's life

My mission is to excavate and extract entries from old journals that still resonate and perhaps even offer wisdom or insight into the writing life today. Please visit and let me know what you think!

Next news, I just received the request below for participants in a PhD study about the impact of reading eating disorder memoirs. If you would like to participate, you'll need to CUT & PASTE this link into your browser:


From: Jodie Allen, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Cambridge conducting research on people's experiences of reading eating disorder memoirs. Unfortunately, as is sometimes the case, recruiting participants has been difficult. As a personal fan of "Gaining" and your newsletter, I thought I would email you to ask for your help. I wondered if it would be at all possible for you to include a line or two about the study in your newsletter, or on one of your blogs. The study is approved by the University of Cambridge Ethics Committee, and involves a short (15-20) minute online survey. Participants are also invited (at the end of the survey) to participate in a interview to share their experiences in more detail. I have included the link so that you can view the study.

That's it for now.

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