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Simply the details of Alice’s illness and the bond forged with her mother as she endeavors to reclaim her daughter from an eating disorders grasp. Excellent honest account of the tenacious hold both anorexia and OCD have. The story is told firstly by the mother and then in the second half by the daughter but it became a bit repetitive in the second half.

I’m probably more obsessed with ED books than is healthy, but it’s alife reassuring to read other people’s experiences that are similar to my own. The reality is addressed so honestly in this book, all the feelings and experiences that we may be ashamed to admit are written in black and white. Dragonfly rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Jen Haken rated it really liked it Apr 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Kandice Cox rated it liked it Oct 05, As a mother also Jo’s story resonated, often painfully, with me and I was grateful to read her daughter’s honest insight into her experience. I would have liked to see more detail of how boarding school helped or hindered her, and how she managed in university — but of course the latter was still in the future when they wrote this.


To ask other readers questions about Alice in the Looking Glassplease sign up. That is how most of us will live for a long time, zrcadlw not for the rest of our lives.


Hardcoverpages. What struck me most, though, was that although it’s presented as an ultimately hopeful and triumphant This is a memoir in two parts — Jo Kingsley’s experience of her daughter going through anorexia, and then Alice Kingsley’s take on the same time period.

Refresh and try again. I understand now how awful it must have been for my own mother during my inpatient hospital stay and the initial battle of getting a diagnosis.

Alice in the Looking Glass: A Mother and Daughter’s Experience of Anorexia

But it’s aliec triggering for other people to read about how much weight someone lost, and it’s not really relevant. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Open Preview See a Problem? In the end, Alice is not cured but has gained enough of a recovery to enter medical school. What struck me most, though, was that although it’s presented as an ultimately hopeful and triumphant story, there’s still so much limitation by the end of it.

Alice in the Looking Glass: A Mother and Daughter’s Experience of Anorexia by Jo Kingsley

This book so mirrored our own families’ years of struggle with this devastating disease. Eye-opening and very gripping.

Oct 26, Eleanor Luhar rated it it was amazing Shelves: Laice rated it liked it Feb 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Theresa rated it really liked it Jun 25, I probably would have preferred a bit deeper analysis from both of them, or more coordination in terms of which each of them wrote about it gets repetitivebut it’s a decent look at the impact of anorexia on a family as well as an individual.


They don’t include weights or numbers in this, which is tremendously helpful. Want to Read saving…. Published September 25th by Piatkus Books first published September 8th Ina rated it really liked it Jan 17, There are no discussion topics on this wlice yet. Return to Book Page. It made me feel a lot less guilty about things that I’ve felt, knowing other people have felt the same way, too. Written by an English mother and daughter it is refreshingly lacking in any so-called “expert” opinions and advice.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 03, Toni rated it really liked it Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mai Linh rated it really liked it Mar 16, Deanna rated it really liked it Jul 02, aice I especially appreciated the ocd obsessive compulsive disease angle as this is not often addressed in the typical “eating disorder” book. Aoice rated it liked it Jun 23,