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Empty❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Empty Author Susan Burton – Heartforum.co.uk An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her stillGrowing up, Susan Burton had never heard of binge eating She jus An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her stillGrowing up, Susan Burton had never heard of binge eating She just knew she felt her best when she was Empty, like a straw , as she says something you could blow through For almost thirty years, Susan Burton has hidden her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating and starving that dominated her adolescence This is the relentlessly honest, fiercely intelligent story of living with both anorexia and binge eating disorder, moving past her shame, and learning to tell her secretWhen Burton was thirteen, her stable life in suburban Michigan was turned upside down by her parents abrupt divorce, and she moved to Colorado with her mother and sister She seized on this move west as an adventure and an opportunity to reinvent herself from middle school nerd to popular teenage girl But she hadn t escaped unscathed, and in the fallout from her parents breakup, an inherited fixation on thinness went from peculiarity to pathology She entered into a painful cycle of anorexia and binge eating that formed a subterranean layer to her sunny life She went from success to success she went to Yale, scored a dream job at a magazine right out of college, and married her college boyfriend But in college the compulsive eating got worse she d binge, swear it would be the last time, and then, hours later, do it again and after she graduated she descended into anorexia, her attempt to quit food Binge eating is prevalent than anorexia or bulimia, but there is less research and little storytelling to help us understand it In tart, soulful prose Susan Burton strikes a blow for the importance of this kind of story brings to life an indelible cast of characters and tells an exhilarating story of longing, compulsion and hard earned self revelation.

Susan Burton s memoir, Empty, will be published on June , , by Random House She is an editor at This American Life, where the episodes she s produced include Ten Sessions, Five Women, and Tell Me I m Fat Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Slate, The New Yorker, and others, and she is a former editor of Harper s The film Unaccompanied Minors, which was directed by Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig, is based on one of her personal essays Susan grew up in Michigan and Colorado, and she graduated from Yale in She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two sons.

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    Empty PDF/EPUB Ä Hardcover relentlessly honest, fiercely intelligent story of living with both anorexia and binge eating disorder, moving past her shame, and learning to tell her secretWhen Burton was thirteen, her stable life in suburban Michigan was turned upside down by her parents abrupt divorce, and she moved to Colorado with her mother and sister She seized on this move west as an adventure and an opportunity to reinvent herself from middle school nerd to popular teenage girl But she hadn t escaped unscathed, and in the fallout from her parents breakup, an inherited fixation on thinness went from peculiarity to pathology She entered into a painful cycle of anorexia and binge eating that formed a subterranean layer to her sunny life She went from success to success she went to Yale, scored a dream job at a magazine right out of college, and married her college boyfriend But in college the compulsive eating got worse she d binge, swear it would be the last time, and then, hours later, do it again and after she graduated she descended into anorexia, her attempt to quit food Binge eating is prevalent than anorexia or bulimia, but there is less research and little storytelling to help us understand it In tart, soulful prose Susan Burton strikes a blow for the importance of this kind of story brings to life an indelible cast of characters and tells an exhilarating story of longing, compulsion and hard earned self revelation."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Empty
  • Susan Burton
  • English
  • 05 May 2019
  • 0812992849

10 thoughts on “Empty

  1. Dita says:

    On the surface this is a book about binge eating and food issues but it is so muchSusan Burton s command of language, raw self examination and vulnerable transparency were magnificent.I lingered over this book, savoring it like a wonderful red I listened for only a little while per day so that I would never grow accustomed to the lyrical delivery and the jarring words.I was sorry it ended TW I adored this book but I don t have food issues I do wonder if this might be triggering for t On the surface this is a book about binge eating and food issues but it is so muchSusan Burton s command of language, raw self examination and vulnerable transparency were magnificent.I lingered over this book, savoring it like a wonderful red I listened for only a little while per day so that I would never grow accustomed to the lyrical delivery and the jarring words.I was sorry it ended TW I adored this book but I don t have food issues I do wonder if this might be triggering for those who do

  2. Diane S ☔ says:

    I always think how incredibly brave a person has to be, to put their personal struggle down in words Eating disorder, anorexia, bulemia, binge eating, struggles with body image, all issues with which many struggle The author dealt with some of these, and it made her life a struggle on a daily basis Always afraid to let others know what was going on, she became an expert at hiding her troubles She never felt good about herself, hated the way her body looked It colored every aspect of her lif I always think how incredibly brave a person has to be, to put their personal struggle down in words Eating disorder, anorexia, bulemia, binge eating, struggles with body image, all issues with which many struggle The author dealt with some of these, and it made her life a struggle on a daily basis Always afraid to let others know what was going on, she became an expert at hiding her troubles She never felt good about herself, hated the way her body looked It colored every aspect of her life.She has come to terms with her illness with the help of others, but this will be an issue with which she always needs to be aware A very readable and honest look at a very personal matter, but something that is at the forefront of our current culture Body image is something many young girls struggle with and images in magazines and television add to their confusion Susan s story will hopefully help others with these same issues.ARC from Netgalley

  3. Gretchen Rubin says:

    In galley, will be published in June Brilliant, absolutely brilliant Full disclosure, this memoir was written by a friend but that s not coloring my judgment It s brilliant About struggles with food, growing up, self knowledge, identity

  4. Jacqueline says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.Some parts of this book were very hard to read There were times that I put the book away for a few days because reading it stressed me out I felt that way because these disordered eating thoughts are really hard to look at I think that most people who have struggled with an eating disorder or even failed diets will be hit hard by this memoir One thing that really stood out was how inclusive this book was, despite being the experience of a single pers I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.Some parts of this book were very hard to read There were times that I put the book away for a few days because reading it stressed me out I felt that way because these disordered eating thoughts are really hard to look at I think that most people who have struggled with an eating disorder or even failed diets will be hit hard by this memoir One thing that really stood out was how inclusive this book was, despite being the experience of a single person I think a lot of people especially women will be able to relate to the thoughts and emotions that Susan had about food and self worth I have read stories of anorexia and bulimia but there s always this distance between myself and the subject Well I was never that bad With this book it s harder to keep that distance What woman hasn t dieted and then spent a week binging and hating themselves after the diet failed How many women have watched with horror as their weight crept up, but stress drove them to find comfort in unhealthy foods Reading this reminds me that unhealthy eating patterns and judging self worth on appearance isn t something that s wrong with me, it s something that s wrong with our culture

  5. Jaysen says:

    giveaway win this book was tough it wasn t hard to read, per se, but it made me hyper aware of my own body, my own eating habits, my own insecurities i kept pausing because i would get too deep in my own head and it would pull me out of the book.but once i got that out of the way, it was a great read susan writes wonderfully, and you really felt for her and her lifelong struggles with her body, food, and self image she s so thorough, namely her descriptions of past memories and experiences giveaway win this book was tough it wasn t hard to read, per se, but it made me hyper aware of my own body, my own eating habits, my own insecurities i kept pausing because i would get too deep in my own head and it would pull me out of the book.but once i got that out of the way, it was a great read susan writes wonderfully, and you really felt for her and her lifelong struggles with her body, food, and self image she s so thorough, namely her descriptions of past memories and experiences it made sense to read that she kept all of her childhood journals and planners.good memoir i ve read a lotmemoirs as of late and it s been interesting

  6. Georgia says:

    The prose of this book was lovely The story was not Although difficult to read, I saw myself in the pages and if anything, felt soliditary with Susan a book that shows you that you are not the only one in the world who feels these kinds of things.

  7. Kristina says:

    Ask yourself why you are trying so hard to be a child again This is a question posed by Susan s mother after she observes her daughter in the grip of anorexia.Susan Burton s memoir explores her adolescence through adulthood via her struggles with food She first develops anorexia during high school, a difficult time in any teenage girl s life, but her life has also recently been uprooted by her parents divorce and a move halfway across the country Susan s eating issues swing from not eating Ask yourself why you are trying so hard to be a child again This is a question posed by Susan s mother after she observes her daughter in the grip of anorexia.Susan Burton s memoir explores her adolescence through adulthood via her struggles with food She first develops anorexia during high school, a difficult time in any teenage girl s life, but her life has also recently been uprooted by her parents divorce and a move halfway across the country Susan s eating issues swing from not eating to binge eating Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, but is rarely highlighted in books, so this was a rare insight into binge eating that was not a part of bulimia When Susan was dealing with her binge eating issues, there was very little information out there on the condition She does highlight several facts about the disorder as she learnsabout it and begins to recover While this memoir reads very similarly to other memoirs I ve read of individuals struggling with eating disorders e.g., childhood upheaval, beginning of eating issues while young, intensifying troubles in adolescence college, recovery , I did appreciate the highlighting of an eating disorder that does not get as much attention and the author also writes well, and gives the reader nice insight into her thoughts and behaviors.Thank you to Random House via NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this ebook

  8. Amanda says:

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.While I can certainly see the value of this book to someone who has experienced or is currently experiencing living with an eating disorder, I cannot recommend it for those who are just looking to read a memoir This book readslike a textbook or a medical journal than a memoir, and in my opinion it lacked a personal feel I definitely think it could be a useful resource for a particular audience, but it was not at all something I wante I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.While I can certainly see the value of this book to someone who has experienced or is currently experiencing living with an eating disorder, I cannot recommend it for those who are just looking to read a memoir This book readslike a textbook or a medical journal than a memoir, and in my opinion it lacked a personal feel I definitely think it could be a useful resource for a particular audience, but it was not at all something I wanted to continue reading

  9. Sharon May says:

    Many thanks to NetGalley, Random House, and Susan Burton for the opportunity to read and review her memoir about her eating disorder.Susan takes us on her journey to wellness, from a fairly typical childhood, to parents divorcing and moving from Michigan to Colorado, where the need to reinvent herself began in her early teens She loved the empty feeling that starving herself brought on later, her switch to binge eating brought out self loathing and a desire to do better the next day Through a Many thanks to NetGalley, Random House, and Susan Burton for the opportunity to read and review her memoir about her eating disorder.Susan takes us on her journey to wellness, from a fairly typical childhood, to parents divorcing and moving from Michigan to Colorado, where the need to reinvent herself began in her early teens She loved the empty feeling that starving herself brought on later, her switch to binge eating brought out self loathing and a desire to do better the next day Through all her internal struggles, Susan achieved much however, she could never reveal her secrets to anyone and therefore continued to be less than This is such a brave and powerful book In the days of social media, I can t imagine raising a teenage girl It s hard enough as an adult to see the images projected that cause us to question our own self image And food is the one addiction that you can t get away from We have to eat to live therein, lies the problem There probably isn t a woman alive who can t relate to these struggles of the number on the scale being equal to how we feel about ourselves.Thank you to Susan for speaking out Hopefully, someone will be where you were and find your book that will speak to them and their struggles

  10. Mehrsa says:

    Burton is a great writer and she s able to break down her coming of age with an eating disorder story into pretty insightful nuggets She suffered from both anorexia and binge eating though not bulimia throughout her life and I guess is still dealing with it and also the normal teen angst and the transitions into adulthood She glosses over her adult years and I wish she d have spenttime on that because it does seem like she s still in the midst of a disorder though not as bad as it was Burton is a great writer and she s able to break down her coming of age with an eating disorder story into pretty insightful nuggets She suffered from both anorexia and binge eating though not bulimia throughout her life and I guess is still dealing with it and also the normal teen angst and the transitions into adulthood She glosses over her adult years and I wish she d have spenttime on that because it does seem like she s still in the midst of a disorder though not as bad as it was I guess I enjoyed reading it because her prose is good and she has a good gift for observing the process of sense making in others and herself

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