I was given What Goes Down in exchange for an honest review and OMG you guys. Read it. I’m still digesting it, pouring over it in my head, still riding that rush of suchafreakinggoodbook high that I get. What Goes Down is such a raw and honest look at what an eating disorder looks like from the first seed (usually planted in childhood or around puberty), through the different stages of the disorder, and out to the point of healing and recovery.
By raw and honest – I mean it. She doesn’t hold back from any of it, the bad, the ugly, the very ugly. It’s all there, wrapped in humor and snark that makes you immediately love her. The way she can make you laugh through her story allows you to connect with her in a way that makes you feel like you know her.
Callie is a professional. She’s a lawyer, someone who went through college, law school, passed the Bar Exam, became a trial lawyer, became someone’s wife – all while struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not just for teens. You can function in life – you can hold down a job, go to school, even have a relationship – and no one will know.
If you have an eating disorder – you should read this book. If you’ve ever danced with an eating disorder – you’ve taken a double dose of diet pills, you’ve used exercise to punish yourself for eating, you’ve binged on food, hid your eating habits from the people you love, skipped breakfast and lunch to lose weight, lived your life with the mantra of I’m so hungry going through your head on a daily basis – read this book.
You don’t want to dance that dance. You’ll see in startling detail what that dance leads to and why it’s not worth it.
Sometimes we need the reminder that skinny is not worth any cost.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (8 August 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1725047063
- ISBN-13: 978-1725047068
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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