Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia

  • Publish Date: 2015-05-19
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Clare B. Dunkle

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As heard on NPR's Diane Rehm Show!
Clare Dunkle seemed to have an ideal lifetwo beautiful, high-achieving teenage daughters, a loving husband, and a satisfying and successful career as a children's book novelist. But it's when you let down your guard that the ax falls. Just after one daughter successfully conquered her depression, another daughter developed a life-threatening eating disorder. Co-published with Elena Vanishing, the memoir of her daughter, this is the storytold in brave, beautifully written, and unflinchingly honest proseof one family's fight against a deadly disease, from an often ignored but important perspective: the mother of the anorexic.

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