Hungry for Life: A Memoir Unlocking the Truth Inside an Anorexic Mind

By Rachel Richards

Biography & memoir, Personal growth | Paperback, eBook, Audiobook


In this painfully moving memoir, take a first-hand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the mystery of mental illness. As she grows up, unable to communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself. With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm have fueled the inner battles between life and death. Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she's constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover?


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In this painfully moving memoir, take a first-hand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the mystery of mental illness. As she grows up, unable to communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself. With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm have fueled the inner battles between life and death. Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she's con...


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After years of struggling with an eating disorder, author Rachel Richards turned her life around and now helps others in pain. Returning to school after earning her BFA in theater from Hofstra University, she graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and started her own private practice in Manhattan as a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. She hosts a popular YouTube channel and has written many articles on health and self-care, which can be found at Rachel-Richards.com.


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After years of struggling with an eating disorder, author Rachel Richards turned her life around and now helps others in pain. Returning to school after earning her BFA in theater from Hofstra University, she graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and started her own private practice in Manhattan as a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. She hosts a popular YouT...


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