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


SOLITAIRE now available for e-readers!

August 29, 2013

Dear friends,
The first anorexia memoir is now available for electronic readers.
I wrote that memoir, SOLITAIRE, back in 1979. What a long rich trip it has been since then. I've learned so much and gained in every positive way possible. Because of that, I've made a few edits in the original version, but not many. I want to honor both my youth at the time of writing and the realities of our collective ignorance about eating disorders in those days. My intention at age 25 was to document the experience of an eating disorder, even if no one then really knew how to treat or cure that experience.
I think the book accomplished what I intended. Moreover, I think anyone who's suffered from an eating disorder recently will still find a familiar reflection in these pages.

The e-version is available at:

Here's to your health!
Aimee Liu

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