Amazon.com best-seller

HUNGRY FOR LIFE

a memoir unlocking the truth inside an anorexic mind

by rachel richards



What drives someone to anorexia?
And how do they stop?

Gripped by the life-threatening clutch of anorexia, a young girl battles her eating disorder while struggling to unravel the mystery behind her illness.

Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn’t right. As she grows up, unable to comprehend or 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.

Being hospitalized and force-fed keeps her alive, but only makes her retreat further into herself. Rachel leaves college a sixty-nine-pound young adult, a shell of obsessive behaviors and inner battles.

Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she’s constructed over the years. But how can she pursue a career in theater when she can barely survive?




Amazon reviews

"Enlightening and moving, this book gripped me from the first page to the last."

"Through her story, readers can really see how a person can think so differently under the throes of a mental disorder."

"Telling her story from the inside out allows the reader to better understand the tenacious grip of this disorder and the pain, fear and confusion that goes along with it."

"It is heart wrenching but the author clearly has a sense of humor and knows how to tell her life story with ease."

"This book really pulled me in. I savored every word on each page. A thoroughly enjoyable read. I couldn't put it down."


Author Interview with Rachel Richards, Author of Hungry for Life

If I'm not my eating disorder, then who am I? - an article by Rachel Richards

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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 www.Rachel-Richards.com.