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PPL's Read Your Mind: Jen Petro-Roy's YOU ARE ENOUGH

Hosted by the Portland and Lewiston Public Libraries via Zoom.

January’s featured book is Your Are Enough by New England author Jen Petro-Roy. Jen will be interviewed by fellow YA author Kim Savage. Community guests to be announced.

About the Book: 

A self-help guide that answers your questions about body image and disordered eating

This nonfiction self-help book for young readers with disordered eating and body image problems delivers real talk about eating disorders and body image, tools and information for recovery, and suggestions for dealing with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating.

You Are Enough answers questions like:
• What are eating disorders?
• What types of treatment are available for eating disorders?
• What is anxiety?
• How can you relax?
• What is cognitive reframing?
• Why are measurements like BMI flawed and arbitrary?
• What is imposter syndrome?
• How do our role models affect us?
• How do you deal with body changes?
. . . just to name a few.

Many eating disorder books are written in a way that leaves many people out of the eating disorder conversation, and this book is written with a special eye to inclusivity, so that people of any gender, socioeconomic group, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or chronic illness can benefit.

Eating disorder survivor Jen Petro-Roy draws from her own experience with anorexia, OCD, and over-exercising, as well as research and interviews with survivors and medical professionals, to deliver a toolkit for recovery, written in a easy-to-understand, conversational way.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event address: 
You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250151025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 19th, 2019

In Her Skin: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374308001
Availability: At Our Partner Warehouse - Usually Ships in 4-8 Business Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 17th, 2018