The Hungry Heart

Anorexia & Bulimia: The Hungry Heart

Angela McCarthy and Margie Thomson

Hodder Moa Beckett, 1996

Anorexia & Bulimia – The Hungry Heart tells the stories of New Zealand women who have battled and overcome the self-destructive and overpowering impulses that fuel their eating disorders.

“[The authors] allow the women to tell their heart-wrenching stories with dignity” – publisher’s blurb.

This book got a lot of media attention at time of publication, and sold out within a few months, but is still widely available in libraries. Angela and I still – even all these years later – receive occasional letters from girls and women who have read and been helped by this book.