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The Resource Empty : a memoir, Susan Burton

Empty : a memoir, Susan Burton

Label
Empty : a memoir
Title
Empty
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Susan Burton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Susan Burton is ready to come clean. Happily married with two children, working at her dream job, she has lived a secret life of compulsive eating and starving for twenty-five years. This is a relentlessly honest, fiercely intelligent narrative of living with binge-eating disorder. When Burton was thirteen, her stable life in suburban Michigan was turned upside down by her parents' abrupt, hostile divorce, and she moved to Colorado with her mother and sister. She seized on this move west as an adventure and an opportunity to reinvent herself from middle-school nerd to popular teenage girl. But she hadn't escaped unscathed, and in the fallout from her parents' breakup--including her mother's intensifying alcoholism--an inherited fixation on thinness went from "peculiarity to pathology." She entered into a painful cycle of anorexia, or "iron purity" and feral binge eating that formed the subterranean layer of her sunny life. This is the story not only of loosening the grip of her compulsion but of moving past her shame and learning to tell her secret. In tart, soulful prose Susan Burton strikes a blow for the importance of women's stories, brings to life an indelible cast of characters and tells a story of exhilaration, longing, compulsion and hard-earned self-revelation"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burton, Susan
Dewey number
  • 616.85/26002
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC552.E18
LC item number
B868 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burton, Susan
  • Eating disorders
  • Women journalists
  • Eating disorders in women
  • Eating disorders
Label
Empty : a memoir, Susan Burton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 1991 -- Diet -- Puberty -- In our family -- Sunday morning -- Going west -- The mind-body problem -- The walk -- Stomachs -- Artifacts -- November 3-5, 1989 -- Winter -- Acting -- Independence -- College tour -- Secrets -- The obsession -- Late teen -- Leaving -- Kasha -- 7M -- Body image -- Child study -- Addiction -- Stomachs 2 -- Spring -- Sophomore slump -- Ritual purification -- The accident -- The end of something -- Epilogue: Telling
Control code
on1121603036
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780812992847
Lccn
2019037475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1121603036
Label
Empty : a memoir, Susan Burton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 1991 -- Diet -- Puberty -- In our family -- Sunday morning -- Going west -- The mind-body problem -- The walk -- Stomachs -- Artifacts -- November 3-5, 1989 -- Winter -- Acting -- Independence -- College tour -- Secrets -- The obsession -- Late teen -- Leaving -- Kasha -- 7M -- Body image -- Child study -- Addiction -- Stomachs 2 -- Spring -- Sophomore slump -- Ritual purification -- The accident -- The end of something -- Epilogue: Telling
Control code
on1121603036
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780812992847
Lccn
2019037475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1121603036

Library Locations

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