Library Journal (online) Memoir Addendum Review

Another good one! Although, I was an MFA student, not a PhD candidate, but whatever. I’m happy. 🙂

Johns, Nicole. Purge: Rehab Diaries. Seal, dist. by Publishers Group West. Apr. 2009. c.250p. ISBN 978-1-58005-274-0. $16.95.

In her twenties, Ph.D. candidate Johns had an eating disorder not otherwise specified, both purging and restricting food. Readers go inside the treatment center that saved her life, experiencing therapy and the field trips with the author. If you could handle Girl, Interrupted, you can handle this unflinching work rooted in feminist self-reflection.

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