MinnPost Blog/Interview About Purge

I’m not sure how to classify this, but it’s interesting and discusses the differences between my book and Marya Hornbacher’s Wasted.

http://www.minnpost.com/artsarena/2009/07/08/10010/nicole_johns_offers_unvarnished_unromanticized_memoir_in_purge_rehab_diaries

2 Responses to “MinnPost Blog/Interview About Purge”

  1. Denise says:

    First I would like to thank Nicole for writting this book. I am the mother of an adult daughter who is bulimic. She read your book and I also read it. She wanted me to understand how she feels. Although I somewhat know how she feels and am aware of what she is doing to herself, this book just clarified it for me. She is not in recovery and tells me she is not ready. I don't know when she will be ready. I do give her my support and try not to nag to much but it is very difficult.I watch her go up and down with her weight, I know when things are bad and it scares the hell out of me because there is nothing I can do. I try talking to her, to reassure her she is not alone, that she is loved, that she is beautiful and that I do not want to see her die. I do not hide it as your family did, and the rest of my family and friends are very supportive too, they have also expressed there love and support to her. I will not give up hope, I know it was and still is hard for you, but it can be done. It is a continus battle but it can be done if a person has the will, and people who love them behind them. I pray to God your book will give her the strength and courage to get the help she so needs, before she hits bottom. She has so many of the signs I read in your book. which scares the heck out of me.I know she can do it I have faith… Again thank you for telling your story and May God Bless you and keep you strong. Denise

    August 3, 2009 12:06 PM

  2. rdandrew says:

    I just finished reading your book. Great job. I really enjoyed it and will be recommending it to others.

    Thanks.