I'm Gonna Freaking Recover...Am I?

I'm Gonna Freaking Recover...Am I? : A Personal Look Into One Woman's Recovery from an Eating Disorder and Depression

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Eating disorders, depression, and self-injury are often taboo topics in our culture-especially within the church. Sharon Cameron seeks to change that with I'm Gonna Freaking Recover...Am I? During a four-year battle with anorexia and bulimia, Sharon faithfully journaled her thoughts, feelings, and daily struggles with self-starvation, binging, and purging in order to share her amazing, courageous journey. With raw honesty, Sharon challenges the common misconception that such issues do not exist among Christians or those who otherwise look "together." Instead of masking perfection, Sharon presents herself as an example of someone who is truthful, real, and imperfect. She describes the early days of her disease and how she felt compelled to exercise continuously to keep her "perfect" figure for gymnastics class. As her bulimia and anorexia began to manifest itself after her graduation from high school, Sharon began to spiral downward into a maze of guilt, hopelessness, and pain.
Yet despite it all, Sharon clung to her faith, and with the support of friends, family, and the medical community, she started healing. She documents her inpatient treatment, her many relapses and triumphs, and how she continues to persevere. I'm Gonna Freaking Recover...Am I? provides hope and comfort to those experiencing the secret thoughts, behaviors, treatment, and recovery of eating disorders. You're not alone in your struggle!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • Bloomington IN, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1440133956
  • 9781440133954
  • 1,264,300

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I have just finished this book and would say I'm in the 2nd last stage of recovery. Quite far along. Although this book has a trigger warning I would warn against reading this book if you want to recover. The book is basically a diary. The diary records the authors journey not just from the beginning of recovery but from before that. And there is not much difference since it took a very long time for small amounts of progress. And if you understand anything about the continual ups and downs and the ambivalence of even wanting recovery you can imagine what this diary holds. Reading it feels like you had to witness it the whole time, and be part of that hell. I do commended her for writing this and am so happy that she is in such a better place now. I do think her story is one worth sharing. In the form its presented I would say it's not appropriate. I think it needs a lot more editing to be book ready.show more
by Amy Stork
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