This book is the author’s memoir of her double life, trauma, and fight with her eating disorder.
The first chapter sucks you into the story by starting in the middle with Cassidy, the stripper. Afterward, we are transported to the beginning, and we meet Marci. I thought that was a great way to get the readers sucked into the drama before giving the background.
To be honest with the readers, the author left nothing unsaid and dug deep within herself. She could have hidden some of the transgressions, but it wouldn’t have helped as many people as this book now has the potential to help. She gives the sordid details of her double life and illnesses and explains the mental and emotional turmoil that she was experiencing.
Dissociative disorders and eating disorders don’t just happen overnight. They are a combination of various factors and traumas. By Marci explaining her inner thoughts between thinness and love-ability, we are better able to understand how someone can let an eating disorder run their lives.
Unfortunately, there were quite a few grammatical errors, but that doesn’t mean that the message isn’t straightforward and vital.
This book will help many people, from children to adults, to males, females, and LGBTQ+. Trauma and eating disorders don’t have a specific ‘look’ to who will get them or be affected by them. If you know someone who needs help, they need this book. If you know someone who might need help, they need this book. If you know someone who is struggling, you need this book.
If you are worried that your child isn’t ready to read about a stripper, then you read this book. It will help you to better understand and relate to your child, who may be experiencing an eating disorder. The parts about marriage might be a little over the head of some children, but eating disorders don’t know age, so it is still a valuable resource.
This is a must-read! Get your copy here (affiliate link).